Sean Kelly


565 ENTRIES Sean Kelly is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and was an adviser to Labor prime ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.


Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison cheering during an NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Cowboys, July 25, 2019. Image © Craig Golding / AAP Image


Scott Morrison’s suburban development

On the creation of the prime minister’s daggy dad persona

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In the face of the pandemic, Scott Morrison has failed to adjust his thinking, and wants to return to the way things used to be

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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?

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Looking for Scott Morrison

The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister

The Politics

A good kind of uncertainty

This year brought many surprises, and that’s a good thing

The Politics

Say it like you mean it

Our leaders need to spend more time considering their words

The Politics

Time bombs

A day when silly things were said and long-range troubles came into view

The Politics


Today’s reshuffle had some problems – such as not enough women getting promoted

The Politics

A case of mistaken identity

After a bitter year, voters might have trouble spotting the difference between our leaders

The Politics

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.

The Politics


Bennelong may prove a damp squib, but 2018 will fire things up again

The Politics

Remember policy?

Today offered a small glimpse of a better type of political debate

The Politics


Dastyari leaves parliament

The Politics

Lingering issues

Labor seems divided over the Dastyari affair

The Politics

Remember this moment

The frustrations of this week will fade, but the change to our laws will last