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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Black and white
Public debate is becoming dangerously simplified
Things that really happened today
Politics gets ridiculous
A security lockdown at the ABC
Prime ministerial language matters
The Killing Season, part III
The powerful series highlights our fascination with what might have been
The prime minister should stop trying to scare journalists
The PM’s attacks on the ABC went too far today
Gambling with education
Should parents be forced to pay for public schools?
The greatest moral challenge of our time?
The Pope gets sharp on climate change
A bad week
Bill Shorten hasn’t had many bad weeks, but this was one
The Killing Season, Part II
Political battles have human faces, and history is always imperfect
Labor has given the government some breathing room
A prime minister in trouble
The government is beginning to look very ragged on national security.
Whatever happened to the Henry review?
What politicians talking about their families tells us about voters
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