Sean Kelly


Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is a columnist for Fairfax and a former adviser to Labor prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.



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A day of joy

Today

A historic moment, as the marriage bill passed the Senate

Free advice

Today

Another day lost to troublesome government MPs

Status quo

Today

The Queensland result confirms things we already knew

Unfriendly competition

Today

Once the race for the leadership begins, it can be very hard to stop.

An actual crisis

Today

The situation on Manus has gone too far. It is time to bring these people here.

Form follows function

Today

To have any chance of recovery, government MPs need to remember what side they’re on

The right balance

Today

The PM isn’t political enough while Bill Shorten risks overegging it

Risky business

Today

The PM’s move today seemed desperate. It was.

Grim realisation

Today

Whether the NT Royal Commission into youth detention achieves anything will be measured over decades

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