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Pub test: 2018

The only way is up

Broad-minded … not

Bookending the year with scandals, the Nationals are moribund

Tinker Taylor

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

Religious unfreedom

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

Population populism

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