Sean Kelly is a columnist for Fairfax and a former adviser to Labor prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
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This is not a horse race
The way the marriage campaign is being analysed leaves a lot to be desired
Abbott wants climate to be Turnbull’s downfall, again
The government’s frustration with a messy political landscape is obvious
The Australian government’s response to the crisis in Myanmar seems contradictory
Setting a good example
The Victorian premier shows Malcolm Turnbull what can be done on donations
Apathy killed the radio star
The PM is trying to reach voters – but what if voters can’t be reached?
Two years in, Turnbull still has time to make his mark – but not much
Can Turnbull finally turn climate policy to his advantage?
Turnbull’s massive gamble
The PM may have sabotaged himself with his big energy fight
Business as usual, for once
It was a surprisingly quiet day in parliament
Simple is as simple does
Politicians might finally be realising that voters don’t mind nuance
A telling moment
What followed the High Court’s plebiscite decision was instructive
So many things are out of the government’s hands
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