The Politics

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton speaking during a press conference in Brisbane, August 8, 2022. Image © Jono Searle / AAP Images

The Politics

Stunted growth

Will the Coalition, which has declined Labor’s jobs summit invite, ever grow up?

Image of Treasurer Jim Chalmers during Question Time in the House of Representatives, August 2, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Stage Three clingers

The Stage Three tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something

Image of former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro giving evidence during the inquiry into his appointment as senior trade and investment commissioner to the Americas, August 8, 2022. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Images

The Politics

The unluckiest man in politics

John Barilaro seems to think he is the victim of his own misconduct

Image of Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Sydney, August 5, 2022. Image © James Gourley / AAP Images

The Politics

Caseload energy

The passage of Labor’s climate change bill shows that the 47th parliament can work constructively to achieve legislative outcomes

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton and other Opposition members during divisions on amendments on the climate change bill in the House of Representatives, August 4, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Phantom of the Opposition

The Coalition opposed every amendment to Labor’s climate bill, including one favouring regional input

Image of Greens leader Adam Bandt at the National Press Club in Canberra, August 3, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Coal comfort

The Greens have lost this battle, but it’s clear this isn’t the end of the climate wars

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton arriving for Question Time in the House of Representatives, August 2, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Off target

The Coalition will formally oppose Labor’s modest 2030 emissions target, declaring the bill a “stunt”

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton during Question Time, August 1, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Voice recognition

Peter Dutton has a powerful role to play in the Indigenous voice “detail” debate, if only he will take it

Image of Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Price making her maiden speech in the Senate chamber, July 27, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Indigenous voice to the Coalition

Some conservatives are only willing to listen to Indigenous voices when they match their pre-existing views

Image of shadow treasurer Angus Taylor in the House of Representatives today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Don’t mention the economy

Why is the Opposition so reluctant to talk about the nation’s fiscal predicament?

Image of Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton during Question Time in the House of Representatives, July 27, 2022. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Imputation nation

The Opposition spent today’s Question Time obsessed with the CFMEU

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese observing Aboriginal dancers during the opening of the 47th federal parliament in Canberra, July 26, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Labor’s opening move

Labor and the Greens each seek a win on climate, while the Coalition opts to be left behind

Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton, June 23, 2022. © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

For Opposition’s sake

It’s clear the Coalition has no intention of being taken seriously in the parliament ahead

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaking to the media, July 16, 2022. Image © Paul Braven / AAP Images

Culture cowards

From fudging over abortion access to “birthing parent” backdowns, who is Labor afraid of?

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Melbourne yesterday. Image © Diego Fedele / AAP Images

At the coalface

Anthony Albanese has revived a ludicrous Coalition talking point about Australia’s “clean” coal

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during a visit the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, July 20, 2022. Image © Diego Fedele / AAP Images

Mind over mandate

How long can governments “strongly recommend” the wearing of masks, while steadfastly refusing to mandate them?