Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
Many of Menzies's ideas and values were old fashioned by the time he left office in 1966, but his legacy shapes the political debate in other ways.
Parkes is known as the 'Father of Federation'. His tireless championing of a united Australia brought the colonies together and set them on a course for nationhood.
Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution's authority in the eyes of American citizens?
Donald Trump likes to poke fun too.
History is replete with examples of what happens when the idea of a nation being humiliated is allowed to fester.
No one is saying she has done a stellar job, but other prime ministers have made mistakes like May.
The Labour split may cause electoral problems, but it could also prompt fresh thinking.
If we don't, we risk missing what's really important.
The recent elections in Tasmania, South Australia and the byelection in Batman have left an impression that the advance of the minor parties has stalled. This is not necessarily the case.
Peter Dutton’s call for 'civilised nations' to rescue white South African farmers draws explicitly on a long history of equating civilisation with a global white identity.
The reality is that Bill Shorten is, in many ways, a garden-variety centre-left leader.
Without a clear full stop there can be no certainty that the unravelling of the British Empire has ended even now.
The appointment of ministerial advisers is based on a party-political network of patronage, where the primary consideration is loyalty to the political party – not merit.
A new ABC documentary presents a nostalgic but compelling overview of one of Australia's most successful prime ministers.
The continued embargo on documents relating to the dismissal of the Whitlam government point to the lingering imperial power that comes from an incomplete severance of colonial ties.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.
A new survey asking Australians to rank the most significant events in their lifetimes show that same-sex marriage, September 11 and the apology to the Stolen Generations matter most.
Many of the questions that would arise if Australia wants to become a republic have been successfully tackled elsewhere.
After 1993, Paul Keating became ever-more dominant in cabinet policy discussions to ensure a legacy for the Labor government.