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Taylor faces energy backlash

Public money for “fair dinkum” power could haunt the new minister

Accused under privilege

NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong denounces a colleague

Labor firms in Newspoll

For the alternative government, shadow treasurer Chris Bowen’s business pitch is crucial

Turnbull’s #QandA quandary

The downed PM ducked the hard questions last night

“I want this to stop”

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley’s position is untenable

Collision course on energy

If goodwill were a fuel, the government would be firing

The government gets panicky

Dire polling, minority status, eligibility issues … all are taking their toll

Liberals v unions

It’s the last thing that can unite the Morrison government

Katter saves Crewther

MPs’ eligibility under s44 of the Constitution is the never-ending story

A kind of win on Nauru

The kids should be getting off right now, along with everybody else

Change the fools

The ACTU has its sights set on the Coalition, and on Labor too

The Wentworth blame game

After an epic defeat, the Liberals appear to have learnt nothing

Pub test: ‘Who?’ for Wentworth

The stakes are ridiculously high in tomorrow’s by-election

What Price the Pacific?

The environment minister’s gaffe exposes the Australian malaise

Green backs carbon price

After five years of Coalition climate policy failure, it’s time to re-evaluate

It’s OK to lose a by-election

The Coalition is all over the place on race politics ... and the rest