Sean Kelly is a columnist for Fairfax and a former adviser to Labor prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
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Mark Latham: The outsider
How did a man with such right-wing beliefs become Labor Party leader, and what is he cooking up now?
A good kind of uncertainty
This year brought many surprises, and that’s a good thing
Looking for Scott Morrison
The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister
Say it like you mean it
Our leaders need to spend more time considering their words
A day when silly things were said and long-range troubles came into view
Today’s reshuffle had some problems – such as not enough women getting promoted
A case of mistaken identity
After a bitter year, voters might have trouble spotting the difference between our leaders
Don’t look away
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse reported today. What happens next is up to all of us.
Bennelong may prove a damp squib, but 2018 will fire things up again
Today offered a small glimpse of a better type of political debate
Dastyari leaves parliament
Labor seems divided over the Dastyari affair
Remember this moment
The frustrations of this week will fade, but the change to our laws will last
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