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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

Extraordinary emergency

As climate activists seek to set legal precedent, Canavan doubles down

Stuck in the middle with who?

An inquiry identifies extremes on both sides as threats to faith in democracy

Mourning Tim Fischer

Today’s crop of Nats are an affront to the legacy of the former leader

Turnback time

Australia is following the US towards unnecessary conflict with Iran and China

Wearing out welcome to country

It’s a fragile moment for reconciliation and recognition

Integrity wobbles

A key backbencher puts the government on notice

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

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