Donald Horne’s genius was his ability to capture on the page a personal intellectual journey that reflected one the nation was also taking.
Leaders projecting command and control have long been the standard in Australian politics. But the trouble arises when strong and successful leaders hang on for too long.
It might seem as though there would be a host of lucrative options for a former leader after politics, but that’s not always the case.
There are several strong arguments for allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. But there are potential pitfalls, too.
Why are governments so rarely seen as being responsible for creating the conditions that allow asylum seeker tragedies to occur?
A new book of essays chronicles the failings of the Morrison government, but leaves much unexamined.
Communication and compromise should be the order of the day in minority government. It may be a wild ride, but democracy is the potential beneficiary.
Feminism helped power the tide of change carrying Gough Whitlam to power in 1972. What were his government’s historic achievements for women? And what do Australian women need to fight for next?
Australia’s new climate deal contains wins for the Greens – but the negotiations were bruising
Since the 1980s, Australia’s housing market has become a ‘closed shop’ that expands the wealth of existing home owners and investors. Alison Pennington traces the changes – and suggests another way.
A national survey shows that, while Australians see the traditional council services as very important, most support local government involvement in a much broader range of issues and activities.
Bob Hawke spent 24 years married to his second wife, Blanche d'Alpuget, whose canny 1981 biography helped make him ALP leader – and one of our most beloved PMs. Chris Wallace tells their story.
This year’s release, from the cabinet records of 2002, is framed by two events of the previous year: the Tampa affair and 9/11.
A new book examines the systemic, situational and attitudinal factors that led to the dramatic political realignment of the 2022 federal election.
Detention at Manus Island was not the same as detention at Auschwitz, writes Jordana Silverstein. But the historical insights from those who were in those places echo through time, across generations.
The US-Australia Alliance is seen by many Australians as an incomplete project. Government rhetoric on climate cooperation must now become reality.
Journalist Niki Savva’s book on the downfall of the Morrison government is a sprawling insider’s account replete with damning details, writes Frank Bongiorno. The Liberal Party now lies in tatters.
The 2022 federal election success of the teals and other community independents has been captured in three new books. How and why did they become a political force – and what might the future hold?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart will give us new meaning to the expression.
Class allows us to understand inequality not as a consequence of personal failings, but as a socioeconomic issue.