Tony Abbott has made the most of media opportunities this week to push his agenda.
As the Liberals fight and manoeuvre, the Nationals are watching on appalled, privately wondering at Turnbull's inability to control even his moderate supporters, let alone his party as a whole.
The federal parliamentary Greens are taking on the power of the party’s hard left NSW branch.
The issues with Lee Rhiannon involved trust in her, and the ability of the hardline NSW branch to bind MPs.
Malcolm Turnbull is firm in his belief that his party is one of harmony and robust discussion. But Tony Abbott seems to have other ideas.
Tony Abbott's second major public intervention this week prompted a radio interviewer to ask Malcolm Turnbull whether his leadership was under threat.
A leaked recording of Christopher Pyne boasting of the success of the Liberal moderates threatens to further divide the party.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe Christopher Pyne is actually a politician, let alone a cabinet minister. Often he seems a Peter Pan figure who treats federal politics like it was a university campus. To…
Geelong’s relatively high creative industries score, coupled with a robust rate of business entries, provides a solid foundation for steady growth.
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Regional cities can be as effective at generating jobs and growth as their big five metro cousins. But they must identify and build on their strengths to be investment-ready.
Scott Morrison talked about the challenges of a nation indifferent to the business of politics.
Scott Morrison's comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through to the electorate.
All nine of Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues co-signed a letter of complaint that was sent to the Greens’ national council.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as 'the Greens' version of Tony Abbott'.
David Petraeus was interviewed at a Liberal Party dinner in Sydney on Friday.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
Politics podcast: Gladys Berejiklian on the need to reform federal-state partnerships.
With her government having just handed down a budget with an enviable surplus, Gladys Berejiklian says the Gonski legislation will leave NSW better off 'in terms of dollars'.
Politics podcast: Alan Finkel on the future of Australia’s energy market.
Alan Finkel acknowledges there's a hard road ahead for policymaking on energy.
While Malcolm Turnbull celebrates the parliament passing the school funding package, the government is still trying to deal with an energy crisis.
On energy security, there is a distinctly ‘big government’ approach by Malcolm Turnbull.
As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
Labor has been steadfast in its opposition to the government’s school funding plan.
Malcolm Turnbull is on the brink of a major policy victory after the government mustered ten of the 12 non-Green crossbenchers behind its Gonski 2.0 policy. The outcome of a week of intense negotiation…
The World Bank meets 2017 with a new face and that face is – for better or worse – worn by Jim Yong Kim.
Donald Trump’s poor popularity has affected the level of trust Australians have in the US, but not their level of faith in the alliance.
Only 20% trust the US 'a great deal' to act responsibly. This is a big fall from the 40% level in 2011, when the question was last asked.
The government is making frantic efforts to seal a deal on its school plan before parliament adjourns for the winter break.
Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
Peter Dutton says changes to citizenship legislation are a modernisation that would bring Australia in line with other countries.
The government has finally found an issue it can cast in terms of “national security” on which it can get a fight with Labor. Bill Shorten usually sticks leech-like to bipartisanship on anything with even…
The government is counting on a deal with the Greens or the support of most of the other Senate crossbenchers to pass its schools funding package.
Critics are expected to speak out in the partyroom on Tuesday, demanding more information about the effects of the schools package on the Catholic sector.
Bob Dylan in 1991.
Bob Dylan said songs are meant to be sung not read, and he has a point. Songs and poems obey different rules.
Sarah Hanson-Young has come up against the pressure of the Australian Education Union.
Some Liberals love to deride Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. In the past, the government’s immigration minister and attack dog, Peter Dutton, was particularly insulting when she was spokeswoman in his…