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Hanson family values

The family law inquiry is shaping up to be an exercise in bad faith

Failure to launch

The Berejiklian spill has been cancelled, but coup attempts are unlikely to stop anytime soon

Big stick, no carrot

The Coalition’s fixation on energy prices distracts from wage stagnation

Another Liu blow

What does the scandal surrounding Gladys Liu tell us about Australian politics?

In Liu of a defence

When Bolt asks if Beijing’s writing Morrison’s speeches, the PM has a problem

Laboring the point

The Opposition needs to hold the government to account on climate policy

Ungraceful Brexit

The political lessons for Australia in the fiasco unfolding in the UK

Curious compassionate conservatism

Who will benefit from the government’s welfare reforms?

Return of the Undead 1: The Drug Test

The government resurrects punitive and pointless bill to drug test welfare recipients

The economy? All going to plan

Morrison’s tax cuts couldn’t have been better designed to shrink the economy

Morrison on song

The PM set some markers for the public service … but can he be trusted?

A “triple-tunity”

The answer on climate, economy and regional security is staring right at us

NBN’s unfinished line

As soon as the network rollout is finished, the upgrades will have to begin

Red line on coal

Australia’s intransigence on climate makes no sense in the Pacific

Press freedom disconnect

The joint intelligence committee inquiry is too important to fail

WorkChoices 2.0

The Liberals’ class warriors are back

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