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The Yearbook is a collection of 50 standout articles from Australia’s top thinkers. The Conversation

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics

Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics. The Conversation, CC BY59.2 MB (download)
Michelle Grattan sits down with The Conversation's economic editor Peter Martin for a chat about the year that was, and to answer readers' questions.
Following conflicting accounts on whether there was a deal, Richard di Natale said Cormann had ‘walked over to senator Lambie and said, “Is it OK if I say there’s no deal?” We heard you say it’. Lukas Coch/AAP

Medevac repealed after government comes to secret arrangement with Jacqui Lambie

After securing a condition which she cannot disclose “due to national security concerns”, Jacqui Lambie has voted with the government on the repeal of the medevac laws.
Craig Kelly - wearing a T-shirt with the face of Robert Menzies. on it - told the ABC he would not defect to the cross bench. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Malcolm Turnbull accuses his critics of “paranoia”

Malcolm Turnbull has struck back angrily at a report that he has been helping independent Kerryn Phelps, his successor in Wentworth, as chaos continues to fracture the Liberals.
Independent senators like Derryn Hinch or a potentially re-elected Jacqui Lambie are likely to wield significant power with the next federal Labor government, according to analysis by the Australia Institute. Mick Tskias/AAP

Shorten would need non-Green crossbench to pass bills in Senate: Australia Institute

The Institute’s analysis suggests that, at best, after next year’s half-Senate election the ALP and Greens could have 38 senators – although more likely they would have 37.