Still from Raging Bull, 1980
Bruce Isaacs looks at an intense and emotionally charged scene from the 1980 classic, Raging Bull.
As the opinion polls remained tight between the two major parties, there were costly gaffes this week from both sides.
Harvey Keitel as J.R. in Martin Scorsese’s first film Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
Still from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Scorsese scenes, beginning with the celebrated director's first film, Who's That Knocking At My Door?
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's incendiary remarks about refugees may resonate electorally. But, as Michelle Grattan explains, they will also come at a cost.
It's difficult to pick which side of politics won the first week of the election campaign.
The government's economic narrative began to emerge more clearly this week when it handed down its first budget.
The move by PNG's Supreme Court to strike down the continued detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island carries danger for both the government and Labor.
While the nation moves into unofficial election mode, Malcolm Turnbull is quick to emphasise he is still in a governing phase.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education Nick Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss how it all went wrong for Clive Palmer.
As Labor nosed ahead of the government in the latest Newspoll, Michelle Grattan tells Stephen Parker this won't necessarily translate into an election loss for the Coalition.
Malcolm Turnbull this week outlined a case for allowing the states to raise a portion of income tax for the first time since they were forced to give up income taxing powers during the second world war.
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Discover the chemical wonders in your kitchen cupboard.
Malcolm Turnbull’s move to have the governor-general recall parliament, using an often-forgotten constitutional power, caught many political players off guard.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
All eyes on us: finding the compulsively shareable.
When you share that YouTube clip, you may be doing so for surprisingly complex reasons. Science has found there are four key reasons why some videos go gangbusters.
Barnaby Joyce found his political future in doubt this week, with the gunshot announcement from Tony Windsor that he would try to ride back into his old seat of New England.
It has been a week of political contests, both within party lines and across them. Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan take a look at the bitter rivalry between Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.
The release of the defence white paper this week revealed plans to substantially increase Australia's military spending over the next two decades.
The government is caught in an awkward spot on tax – its work unfinished but critics clamouring for firm decisions.
In the wake of a leadership change in the National Party, a question hangs over how Barnaby Joyce will handle the added responsibilities of being deputy prime minister.