Paddy Manning


649 ENTRIES Paddy Manning is contributing editor at The Monthly and the author of Inside the Greens and Body Count.


Image of Fox Corporation chief executive officer Lachlan Murdoch and Sarah Murdoch arriving for the state dinner hosted by United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, September 20, 2019. Photo © Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP /


Lachlan Murdoch: Welcome to the cub

Since taking on the top job at Fox Corporation, Lachlan Murdoch has found himself in exalted company

Image of Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Sydney, August 5, 2022. Image © James Gourley / AAP Images

The Politics

Caseload energy

The passage of Labor’s climate change bill shows that the 47th parliament can work constructively to achieve legislative outcomes

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The Politics

Under COVID cover

Ministers in the Morrison government can get away with anything

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The Politics

Fall guy

The PM distances himself from Christian Porter’s omnibus IR bill

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The Politics

Come back worse off

Labor will fight the government’s IR laws, from here to the next election

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The Politics


The government will finally unveil its mandatory code for Google and Facebook

Attorney-General and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter.

The Politics


The government’s IR reforms look pro-employer

Surveillance grates

The Politics

Surveillance grates

The government’s response to the Richardson review needs close scrutiny

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The Politics

Game over

Premier Berejiklian’s position is untenable

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The Politics

Cold comfort

The Morrison government gave us a recession we didn’t have to have

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The Politics

Government dis-services

Stuart Robert is doing the PM’s dirty work

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The Politics

Meet and bleat

Australia’s emissions targets have been soft – they’re about to get harder

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The Politics

No, ex-minister

Mathias Cormann’s taxpayer-funded job application is a nose-pincher

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The Politics

NSW breaks through

The country’s biggest state (finally) embraces renewables

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The Politics

Tick for Narrabri gas

The Morrison government signs off on more fossil fuels