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Three words, so much mileage: Tony Abbott’s anti-carbon tax refrain has been a fixture on the policy landscape for years. AAP Image/Julian Smith

In Australia, climate policy battles are endlessly reheated

We've been here before. In fact we've been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
As prime minister, republican Malcolm Turnbull said there would be no more moves towards an Australian head of state while Queen Elizabeth remained on the throne. AAP/Ward/WENN.com

If Labor wins government, will an Australian republic finally take the crown?

Bill Shorten is committed to an Australian head of state, but it will likely take lost priority to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Kelly was one of those who scuppered the National Energy Guarantee, in. the party meltdown that ended Turnbull’s leadership. MICK TSIKAS/AAP

Turnbull versus Morrison in Liberal crisis over Craig Kelly

Kelly has threatened to run as an independent if he loses preselection and also at times has left the way open to go to the crossbench.
Malcolm Turnbull was the latest prime minister to be ousted before the end of his term in August, 2018. AAP/Sam Mooy

Book: Are short prime ministerships the new normal?

With John Howard in 2004-7 the last prime minister to serve a full term, it may seem Australia has sunk into a long rein of political instability. But that is not necessarily the case.
Images like this one aired by the ABC’s Four Corners programme helped trigger a Royal Commission - but its recommendations have still not been acted on. ABC Four Corners

One year on from Royal Commission findings on Northern Territory child detention: what has changed?

One year after the Royal Commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
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. Dan Peled/AAP

Government falls further behind – Labor leads 55-45% in Newspoll

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.
This week’s fallout from Turnbull’s Indonesian excursion has undermined Morrison on foreign policy – about which he gave his first major address on Thursday – and cast doubt on his personal credibility. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Now Malcolm Turnbull is the sniper at the window

For years Turnbull had to endure the sniping of Abbott, the man he brought down. Now Turnbull is the sniper at the window, though Morrison didn't cause his fall (unless you buy the conspiracy theory).
After his Monday meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Turnbull made it clear how off-the-cuff the Morrison announcement looked – in contrast to his own administration’s policy. Made Nagi/AAP

View from The Hill: When you’re not PM but behave like you are

An observer – or the Indonesians - might ask: would the real prime minister please stand up?
Reports this week revealed that ABC Chairman Justin Milne called for a journalist to be fired after receiving complaints from the government. Joel Carrett/AAP

How ABC chairman Justin Milne compromised the independence of the national broadcaster

The ABC Act clearly states the board is duty-bound to 'maintain the independence and integrity' of the broadcaster. Milne's actions appear to have compromised both values.

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