The Murdoch tabloids have just embarked on a bold new climate campaign, despite previously describing those who want action as ‘loons’.
A new analysis shows almost all emissions reductions will be the result of state government policies, and will have virtually nothing to do with the federal government.
After some prevarication, the prime minister is heading for the COP 26 meeting, But first, he needs to sort out the position on climate within the coalition.
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Click through a timeline to make sense of Australia’s long, tumultuous years of shifting climate policies ahead of next month’s international climate summit in Glasgow.
In a speech in Taipei, the former prime minister condemned China’s growing belligerence.
University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Labor continues to show a strong lead in Newspoll, but Resolve shows a markedly different situation, and much may change before the next election.
Word from The Hill: Coalition free for all over 2050.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society Senior Deputy Editor, Justin Bergman
The National Party’s position on net-zero is wrong, for so many reasons. Not least, it’s a betrayal of rural Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison cheers in the sheds after a NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Cowboys in Sydney, 2019.
A new Quarterly Essay explores the modern political exploitation of a long-standing Australian male image, that of the larrikin.
The region is already arming at the fastest rate in the world, but China and other nations can be expected to respond to AUKUS by further expanding their militaries.
The Quad wants to show that liberal democracies can deliver solutions to the greatest challenges of our time — a way of countering China’s ambitions in the region.
With rising vaccination rates and the planned openings, the new year holds plenty of promise. On the other hand, with the unpredictability of COVID, no one can be sure, lease of all Scott Morrison.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will prepare the way for Scott Morrison to take a target of net zero emissions by 2050 to Glasgow, when he warns on Friday capital inflow will be at risk if Australia is seen as a climate laggard.
After mishandling its cancellation of the French submarines contract, the Morrison government is making things worse by suggesting the French really must have, or should have, known what was coming.
Word from The Hill: The Furious French and Porter’s fall.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Labor still leads in two-party preferred polling, while the prime minister’s approval rating has slumped to its worst since the start of the pandemic.
The AUKUS agreement has all the Morrison hallmarks: his own work, conceived and executed in secrecy, kept to the smallest possible round of colleagues, details to be worked out much later, and little concern for the incidental fallout, writes Michelle Grattan
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
The new security alliance between the US, UK and Australia could create a security dilemma.