While most are still relatively new to federal politics, the teal independents have had a big impact on the way the country is run.
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Contending with the human misery of the latest conflict has proven politically fraught at all levels.
The idea of equality is not what it used to be -–and it’s a political headache for Labor.
The vote demonstrated that the project of progressive politics in Australia remains brittle.
In this podcast we talk with Wayne Swan, the Labor Party National President. Swan was treasurer and deputy prime minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments.
Gillard’s legacy - a mixed one on policy - was more than just the misogyny speech.
Crean, who served in parliament from 1990 to 2013, was a minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments.
The Albanese government had no intention of giving the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset a further lease of life. It just would have preferred that a pesky journalist hadn’t highlighted the fact
The seat is on a 2.8% margin, after a large swing of more than 7% against the discredited Tudge in 2022
The treasurer has outlined a blueprint for an economy that will solve problems while still looking after the people at its centre. And despite the detractors, there is much to be said for it.
In this podcast, Michelle chats with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and leader of the opposition, Peter Dutton.
Despite the government’s unpopularity, Labor’s primary vote fell to its lowest level since 1934.
Victorian Labor has had ample time to reform upper house voting - its failure to do so is a blight on democracy in the state.
Almost 35 years after the US Senate was first warned about climate change, it has passed a bill. Here’s what it means for Australia.
The Greens backed Labor’s moderate emissions cuts to avoid being seen as unwilling to compromise. But it’s only the start of a new wrestle over climate ambition.
If you’re outside staring in, you’d probably say the Albanese government is looking good. If you’re inside gazing out, you’d likely think its challenges appear little short of dire. Next week the new parliament…
Premier Mark McGowan (left) with Anthony Albanese at Labor’s federal campaign launch in Perth last month.
How does democracy cope with a huge imbalance in parliament?
History shows that opposition leaders elected after an election job struggle to hang onto their jobs. Will this time be different?
Supporters of independent candidate Kylea Tink celebrate her victory over the Liberal incumbent in North Sydney.
The success of independents at the Australian election is a sign the political culture has shifted in Canberra, with potential benefits for expat New Zealanders and trans-Tasman relations in general.
Winning the election might be the easy part for Labor compared to weaning Australia off fossil fuel exports. But it must be done.