Issues of how to fairly compensate for a change to the GST in a cost-effective way have yet to be dealt with in detail.
The current GST debate slides over the issue of compensation - proposals so far are poorly defined and run into cost and fairness problems.
Neville Wran, New South Wales premier from 1976 to 1986, was Australia’s first modern leader, building and using ‘political capital’.
Tax reform will be a hard sell, even for a prime minister of Malcolm Turnbull’s standing and imagination.
Malcolm Turnbull will need to allow himself plenty of time to spruik tax reform before an election in 2016.
Call me naïve, but I can't see why Malcolm Turnbull would rush to an election early next year after flagging he will go full term.
Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement that having knights and dames was ‘not appropriate’ in Australia’s modern honours system.
The Turnbull government has scrapped Tony Abbott's controversial knights and dames awards.
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There’s something about Malcolm, our new prime minister, that you can’t help but like. I’m not an instinctive Tory. But after five years in Australia plying my trade as a professor of journalism I’ve seen…
Malcolm Turnbull has signalled a willingness to work with Australia’s Muslim community to prevent radicalisation.
Australia should be looking at international best practice for early intervention programs targeting young people at risk of joining violent gangs and right-wing extremist groups.
Indigenous leader Pat Dodson is expected to co-chair a Referendum Council together with lawyer Mark Leibler.
How many issues can be put to the Australian people for votes in a single year? This is a key question for the referendum to recognise First Australians in the constitution.
I’ve been feeling uncharacteristically optimistic about the future of the country. Like most Australians, it seems, I’m infatuated with Malcolm Turnbull. My unaccustomed euphoria has been brought on by…
Cities are places of integration, intense population pressures, migration flows, cultural interactions and variations in socio-economic positioning and values. But what makes them liveable?
A liveable city has become the highest form of praise we can give to a city space. But we need to discuss what that means and who gets to participate in the process of governing and shaping a city.
Leadership struggles are between ostensible allies.
In leadership contests in particular, the media’s role is often markedly different from the competition between parties.
Malcolm Turnbull risks provoking the conservatives within his party on the issue of same-sex marriage.
It was another good day at the office for the Turnbull government. Finally, Labor came on board with the China-Australia free trade agreement. And a package of changes for savings from family tax benefits…
Malcolm Turnbull has implemented a ‘constituency Question Time’.
Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled changes to question time to give government backbenchers a new opportunity to pitch to their local audiences. It's quite a clever tactic.
Achieving ‘justice’ for the victims of the MH17 downing is not a straightforward task.
Aviation, which transformed travel and way of life in the 20th century, is being transformed in the 21st century and faces some difficult 21st-century problems.
The government has taken the lead in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll.
The government has opened a decisive 53-47% two-party lead in the Fairfax-Ipsos poll, with two-thirds of voters opting for Malcolm Turnbull as preferred prime minister.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the national countering violent extremism meeting in Old Parliament house.
Labor's assault on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's financial affairs is a risky tactic, not least because it badly jars with the positive vibe infusing federal politics since the change of prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) has made considerable ground in mending some of the fractured relationships with Australia’s Muslim community groups.
What has changed within society that fosters radicalisation among young people? Where are we failing children, and how can we adjust direction to care for them rather than incarcerate them?
Malcolm Turnbull was pressed by Labor in Question Time about managed fund investments in the Cayman Islands.
Malcolm Turnbull has declared that all income from his investments in managed funds registered in the Cayman Islands – which is described as a tax haven – is taxed in full in Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull is convening a summit this week to discuss Australia’s approach to countering violent extremism.
Counter-radicalisation is only one part of nearly 20 very distinct areas of policy to combat terrorism. It is probably not the most effective by a long shot.
Arthur Sinodinos said that in the last two years a lot of the goodwill present when the government came to office had been dissipated because ‘there probably was too much command-and-control’.
It might have seemed a statement of the obvious when Malcolm Turnbull told Tuesday’s Coalition parties’ meeting that “my chief advisers will be my ministers”. But in the context of the command-and-control…