Can Scott Morrison maintain the image of separation from the Canberra elite, given he’s its most powerful member?
After 12 months as prime minister, Morrison looks the strong leader, clearly in charge, with few constraints. But will he make a substantial entry in the history book of Australian prime ministers?
Malcolm Turnbull took to Twitter on Thursday, reigniting his battle with Christian Porter.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clashes with Attorney-General Christian Porter.
Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette received critical acclaim around the world.
From ground-breaking to game-changing, rule-breaking to near parliament-breaking, 2018 was a hell of a year for TV.
Abbott strongly supported the proposal.
Morrison described the rule change as historic and the biggest in the
74 years of the party's history.
Scott Morrison’s personal ratings have also worsened, in a poll that.
comes in the wake of his intensive week of campaigning in the key
state of Queensland.
The Newspolls have been consistently worse for the Coalition since the
leadership change – before that Labor had been cut back to a narrow 51-49% lead.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
The poll comes after Morrison’s burst of intense activity to get on.
the front foot.
The Newspoll two party vote remains much worse than the last days of Malcolm Turnbull, and the controversy over his ousting continues.
Regaining public trust in government starts with steps like capping political donations and establishing a federal anti-corruption body.
With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.
Judith Troeth on the Liberal party’s woman problem and asylum seekers.
Troeth says the party should adopt quotas to rectify the "abysmally low numbers" of Liberal women in parliament.
Malcolm Turnbull has blamed the conservative faction in the Liberal Party for the ‘insurgency’ that led to his resignation as prime minister.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.
It’s hard to read the recent felling of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as anything other than an act of revenge by Tony Abbott and his closest supporters.
The psychology of revenge and how shame and humiliation can cause chaos in Australian politics.
Well, anyone who bullied or was fine with such conduct should do this: go to your local high school and explain to the kids why bullying shouldn’t be in their tool kit but is needed in yours.
While a particular coup may have its justifications, when you look at a clutch of them, they're bad for the country and for the political system.
Governments need effective policies to lure people into regional towns.
Turnbull put in place the City Deals program in 2015 - aiming to create better partnerships between all levels of government. Some projects are underway, but we need more than just partnerships.
Dutton can mobilise his conservative base on race and crime, but what about the broader electorate?
Whoever ends up the Liberal prime minister will need to articulate a more coherent economic policy to help everyday Australians.
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a difficult set of economic circumstances.
AAP Image/Sam Mooy
What can Turnbull do to deliver the kind of outstanding economic leadership he says Australia needs? His first step will be to acknowledge the economic problems Australia is currently facing.
Is the decision to re-install Kevin Rudd as leader of the ALP and of the country an affront to Australian democracy?
The decision by the Labor caucus to minimise the electoral damage in September and return Kevin Rudd to the party leadership was short-sighted and ultimately self-destructive. More importantly, it operated…
While she may look elsewhere, ultimately Julia Gillard has no-one to blame for her political demise but herself.
In the middle of the 2012 winter, an influential supporter of Julia Gillard laid out for me the intricacies of the Labor caucus’ power structures, the labour movement’s web of personal antagonisms and…
Kevin Rudd wants to mess with Tony Abbott’s head.
In March 2010 PM Kevin Rudd faced off against opposition leader Tony Abbott at the National Press Club in a debate about health policy. Three months later Rudd would be deposed by his own party. One criticism…
Ultimately, it was Julia Gillard’s failure to find a ‘narrative’ to weave her policies together that cost her the Labor leadership to a more opportunistic Kevin Rudd.
The morning Julia Gillard was deposed as Australia’s prime minister many of the British newspapers carried a picture of her knitting a present for the future heir to the British (and presumably) Australian…
If Kevin Rudd replaces Julia Gillard as Labor leader next week, constitutional conventions dictate that he may not necessarily become prime minister again.
If some reports are to be believed, Kevin Rudd will replace Julia Gillard as leader of the ALP and become prime minister again by the end of next week. This raises questions about the political and constitutional…