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Though anticipated, Bishop’s departure is another blow for the. woman-poor Liberal party. Sam Mooy/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Bishop’s boots were made for walking

Bishop's claim she'd reconsidered her plans on the basis she believed the government will be re-elected doesn't wash. She was always expected to bail out – it was a matter of when she'd say so.
Bishop told parliament she believed the Coalition would win the election. Lukas Coch/AAP

Julie Bishop to quit parliament at the election

The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”. It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
The government in general remains in bad shape on multiple fronts, and. Scott Morrison often sounds desperate. Dave Hunt/AAP

Grattan on Friday: What Labor has to fear is the Big Scare

Though it is generally believed a minor miracle would be needed to rescue the Morrison government, the Coalition judges the best way to “save furniture” is to wave the fear flags.
The plan will be backed by the April 2 budget and other announcements. in coming months, Morrison says. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Morrison commits to 1.25 million new jobs over five years

In a major economic address in Brisbane on Tuesday, Morrison will point out that at the coming election only half of those of voting age will have been through a recession in their working lives.
The losers from Labor’s capital gains tax policy aren’t all where you would expect them to be, whatever you expect. Shutterstock

Stranger than fiction. Who Labor’s capital gains tax changes will really hurt

At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.
He will be regarded as a safe and uncontroversial choice, although some critics will say the government should have looked beyond former military ranks. Sean Davey/AAP

NSW Governor David Hurley will be Australia’s new Governor-General

Prime Minister Scott Morrison timed his news conference in Canberra with the governor-general designate to coincide with Bill Shorten's opening address at the ALP national conference in Adelaide.
The area of greater uncertainty under Labor is a very different one – that is, how much of the unions’ agenda a Shorten government would be willing to embrace. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Unions likely to be more challenging for a Shorten government than boats

In the lead up to next week's ALP national conference, which Shorten needs to run smoothly, the government has been trying to exploit what it sees as a Labor weak point – border protection.
Albanese predicts next week’s ALP national conference will be “very. constructive”, dismissing concerns about divisions over boat turnbacks. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Anthony Albanese on Labor’s road ahead

Anthony Albanese on Labor’s road ahead. CC BY67.5 MB (download)
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate, K.H. Ma'ruf Amin, wave after registering for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission (KPU) office in Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Power at what cost? Those left out of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election

This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.

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