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.
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The calm before the storm
The Royal Commission proceeded calmly today. The political debate will not
Getting Tony Abbott’s attention
Two columnists the prime minister should listen to: Miranda Devine and Janet Albrechtsen
Splitting the difference
The PM speaks very differently to different groups
Tony Abbott’s enemies are trying to set him up to fail
Bill Shorten’s prospects
Is Bill Shorten this generation’s John Hewson, or its Tony Abbott?
Why is Dyson Heydon acting like a politician?
Every possible step needs to be taken to end this scandal.
A disaster a day
Tony Abbott is lurching from crisis to crisis
A sad day
Same-sex marriage delayed
The PM moves another step closer to crisis
Tony Abbott may have made one “Captain’s Call” too many
Tony Abbott didn’t want Tony Smith to be Speaker, but he might yet be grateful
Safety not guaranteed
Tony Abbott may be closer to disaster than he realises
Another day, another expenses scandal
The national debate needs to move on soon
OK skeleton, out of that closet
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