At the heart of accusations of a crowded curriculum are concerns key areas — such as literacy and numeracy — will be compromised by an insidious creep towards content such as gender issues.
Christopher Pyne on being ‘the ultimate insider’
Michelle Grattan discusses politics, and life after politics, with Christopher Pyne.
Former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop have appeared before a Senate committee to defend their post-parliamentary jobs.
Australian politics’ ‘revolving door’ is undermining efforts to counter lobbying and potential corruption, and the regulation system is hopelessly flawed.
Former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop were cleared of wrongdoing in official review into their post-political employment, but will face a senate inquiry.
Former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop are among many who have accepted jobs post-office in breach of ministerial code of conduct - but they will face a senate inquiry.
Questions have been raised about the new private-sector roles of former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop.
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One in four former ministers go on to take lucrative roles with special interest groups after leaving politics. Our current standards regulating this practice aren’t being enforced adequately.
Since the Whitlam government in 1972, the major parties have taken a similar approach to managing relations with China, albeit with a few key differences.
No matter who forms government after the next election, managing Australia’s relationship with China will continue to be a major challenge, and vitally important in a region remaking itself.
Linda Reynolds was today sworn in as defence industry minister and promoted into cabinet.
The prime minister is remaining stoic about the loss of a batch of ministers ahead of this year’s election, but in truth it points to the Coalition’s dim chances of re-election.
Linda Reynolds replaces Steve Ciobo as defence industry minister.
If the Coalition wins the election, Reynolds will replace the departing Christopher Pyne as defence minister.
Christopher Pyne (left) and Steve Ciobo are set to announce they will not contest their seats at the May election.
The defence minister and defence industry minister are set to become the latest in a string of high-profile government MPs exiting at the upcoming election.
Jay Weatherill was seen as the better performer during the campaign when compared with Steven Marshall.
While many soft voters didn’t think Labor deserved re-election, they were hesitant about the Liberals under Steven Marshall.
Politics podcast: the “X factor” in the South Australian election.
Labor is pitching for a fifth term in South Australia.
Warren Entsch said he was astounded and offended by a letter sent to Queensland LNP members attacking MPs who publicly support same-sex marriage.
The five Liberal rebels are not ruling out crossing the floor to try to force a parliamentary vote.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss what’s been making headlines this week in politics.
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.
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.
More broadly, Pyne’s self-indulgence is damaging to Turnbull because it reinforces everything the party’s malcontents on the right believe.
Dennis Richardson has served more than 48 years in the public service and seen a dozen prime ministers.
One of the most challenging jobs in the federal public service has opened.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?
While Marise Payne participated in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting by telephone, she is not well enough to travel to Japan.
The Australia-Japan foreign and defence ministers’ ‘two-plus-two’ talks, due to be held in Japan before Christmas, are being deferred because of Marise Payne’s recent illness.
Malcolm Turnbull, Christopher Pyne and Scott Morrison look at Speaker Tony Smith after the government lost two divisions in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Chaos reigned at Parliament House when key Liberals MPs went missing, and Labor staged an ambush.