Australian politics, society & culture

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April 2014

In the government’s hierarchy of values, is free speech at the top?

April 2014

Murdoch’s newspaper dominance could increase, ABC chief warns

March 2014

Qantas stalemate as Abbott and Shorten butt heads over the Flying Kangaroo

February 2014

Qantas not such a special case in Abbott’s eyes

February 2014

Losing the car industry means we risk our technology

January 2014

Age Pension reform needed for a fair, sustainable welfare system

January 2014

Abbott sees in Cosgrove a governor-general who is popular and particularly appropriate for the Anzac centenary

January 2014

Australia’s climate plan: are you serious?

January 2014

Indigenous referendum will test Abbott’s ability to manage his conservative base

December 2013

Now it’s an ALP somersault - on university cuts

November 2013

Diplomatic crisis: can the PM mend our relationship with Indonesia?

November 2013

Labor is Hockey’s ally against the Nats on GrainCorp

October 2013

Abbott needs to become less tribal

October 2013

Should a lobby group chair the Audit Commission?

October 2013

Liberal secrecy a flawed strategy

October 2013

Former minister tells 'bastard' Rudd to go now

September 2013

Election 2013 Essays: What is government for?

August 2013

Rudd lifts his performance in an all-round better bout