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Pub test: 2018
The only way is up
Broad-minded … not
Bookending the year with scandals, the Nationals are moribund
The federal Coalition is avoiding the main issue on energy
Labor on notice
The party conference was a love-in today, but will the peace hold?
From little things ...
Labor confronts an enormous historical opportunity
Discrimination is in the eye of the beholder
Integrity on ice
Experts fear the PM’s new anti-corruption agency will be a toothless tiger
Politicians want to have their immigration cake and eat it too
Learner, not learning
Australia’s “L-plate” environment minister goes to Poland
Hard landing looms
A political reckoning may accompany an economic one
Liberals at war
The Morrison government is destroying itself
Parliament slacks off
The Morrison government is grinding to a halt
Julia Banks defects
Morrison’s minority government is in desperate straits
Danslide buries toxic Liberals
The Victorian election was a landmark win for common sense
Victoria swinging to Labor
It’s been a scandal-plagued campaign, but Andrews is set for a win
Labor’s Green energy plan
Bill Shorten makes a $15 billion pitch to end the climate wars
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