Paddy Manning is contributing editor (politics) at The Monthly and has worked for the ABC, Fairfax, Crikey and The Australian. He is the author of Inside the Greens and the unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull, Born To Rule?
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Is the prime minister lifting his game?
It’s time for the treasurer to act
Albo vs Setka
CFMMEU, ICAC… Labor’s punch-ons are getting nasty
Mourning Tim Fischer
Today’s crop of Nats are an affront to the legacy of the former leader
Australia is following the US towards unnecessary conflict with Iran and China
Wearing out welcome to country
It’s a fragile moment for reconciliation and recognition
A key backbencher puts the government on notice
Morrison on song
The PM set some markers for the public service … but can he be trusted?
The answer on climate, economy and regional security is staring right at us
NBN’s unfinished line
As soon as the network rollout is finished, the upgrades will have to begin
Red line on coal
Australia’s intransigence on climate makes no sense in the Pacific
Press freedom disconnect
The joint intelligence committee inquiry is too important to fail
The Liberals’ class warriors are back
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