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Adani repeater

Another deadline, another argument

Albo set to lead ALP

Can a left-winger take the party to the right?

Is the war over?

The Liberal Party may finally pull itself together on climate

Fair gone

The Coalition’s aspirational pitch worked a treat

How good’s climate change?

We’ll keep having climate elections until a safer climate wins

Vale Bob Hawke

Even the Labor great’s passing was well done

A disappearing PM

It was the last gig for a one-man band with a very short set list

A bland finale

The election campaign is all over bar the shouting

Don’t look back

The era of Keating and Howard is done

Running on empty

The PM’s one big policy announcement is a dud

Dark days for #auspol

Political parties have been infiltrated by racists, sexists and homophobes

Greens bid for relevance

In a climate change election, one party has a clear answer

Shorten keeps on winning

The election coverage is stuck in sideshow alley

Is Morrison’s ‘threadbare’ campaign working?

The government is not even trying on policy

Clive Palmer afloat

Do we have to take this man seriously?

New developments in watergate scandal

The EAA deal is not the only buyback that warrants scrutiny