Political biographies show us who is ‘worthy’ of being written about … and who is overlooked in history.
The bill to give parties the right to veto newer parties using the same names is full of problems - and they are not mathematical, but linguistic.
From Enid Lyons, to Julia Gillard and Kate Ellis, memoirs have become a critical way to highlight the ongoing problems faced by women in politics.
This year is a whole new ball game for pandemic politics. For a prime minister not accustomed to pressure, Scott Morrison is proving far less equipped.
Recent polls have shown a disparity between men and women’s support for the prime minister in the wake of horrendous stories about the treatment of women. How can the data help us understand that?
Universities are a step ahead in having adopted a number of practical changes, but it’s clear transformative cultural change in our institutions requires all the expertise they can muster.
Alcohol is not the reason people harass, bully or intimidate. The fundamental problem behind those behaviours is attitudes to women. Testing on-site doesn’t address those deeper cultural issues.
The Morrison government is counting on the news cycle moving on and protesters giving up.
Our new research found gaps in COVID information available to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. But there are ways we can improve — because community ownership is crucial.
There is evidence Trumpist methodology has already been adopted by Australia’s political right.
Pre-Invasion, message sticks were sent between distant communities to maintain diplomatic relations. They demanded acknowledgement and mutual respect.
A biography about suffragist Vida Goldstein seeks to reveal her strength and endurance. Sadly, it also reveals how little progress women who seek political power on their terms have made.
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.
Branch stacking has been a problem for a long time in Australia, and changing it will take a genuine will to make party processes more open and accountable.
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.
As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
Mark Butler expresses his confidence in the Labor party's climate change policy, especially in light of the next election.
As the bushfire crisis worsens, the prime minister’s fallback positions on climate change and lack of urgency on a federal disaster plan are no longer tenable – the public is demanding more.
Two prominent Indigenous Australians have been appointed to chair a senior advisory group to oversee an extensive process for developing options for an Indigenous “voice to government”.
New research shows parliamentarians believe the key to improving trust between them and their constituents is in improving links to the community and better educating the public about our democracy.