Australia has plummeted in Transparency International’s corruption perception index over the past decade. It’s time our leaders commit to real reform.
It’s the first time since Resolve began doing its monthly surveys last April that Labor has been ahead of the Coalition on primary votes.
Charities fear the new law will act like a spending cap, forcing them to step back from campaigning to avoid triggering additional reporting obligations.
The Coalition has made promises on whistleblower protection and must soon reveal its plan for a federal integrity commission. Now is the time for both parties to prove they can take real action.
The ABC is at a critical point in its history. Yet another parliamentary inquiry into its processes is not as straightforward as it seems.
Anger has big advantages for a campaigning politician. Scott Morrison, the electoral strategist, knows this. Albanese needs to learn, and fast.
The Liberals and the Nationals need each other to stay in government. But climate policy gives us an insight into just how precarious – yet effective – that coalition can be.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Keith Pitt on the climate plan and coal’s future
Keith Pitt is one of the governments loudest advocates for the coal industry. In the wake of the Nationals agreeing to net zero, he talks about the 2050 climate plan and the future of coal
Holding social media companies to account for harmful content on their sites is legally difficult, due to two US laws that protects them from defamation penalties internationally.
With polls showing Scott Morrison in a trough, Labor has become more optimistic about its election prospects and Anthony Albanese is ditching any baggage in pursuit of a win.
It is not just Joyce’s past behaviour that is a problem - it is the chronic under-representation of women in parliament. And this may come back to bite the Coalition.
Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
In this week’s Newspoll, Morrison scored his lowest net approval since the COVID crisis started last year. Anthony Albanese also clocked a record low.
New research examines how recent federal elections would have been affected if optional preferential voting had been used. The results were not favourable to Labor.
After a string of disasters and scandals surrounding the Morrison government, Labor now has a chance to do what it has rarely done in modern Australian history: take government.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong ratings in the Newspoll and Essential poll suggest the slow vaccine rollout and anger among women might not be hurting the government yet.
Kelly said of his decision, ‘If I’m to speak out and to use my voice the best I can, this is the best decision for myself and for the people that I represent.’
There is good news and bad news for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the first Newspoll for 2021.
A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.