Australian Politics

Dead generations

The major parties need ideas for today, not nostalgia for yesterday

Inglorious bastards

Tony Abbott determined not to repeat Gough Whitlam’s mistakes in Queensland

The myths of leadership

Abbott's warning to colleagues is not backed by history

A bitter pill

The government alienates doctors and patients over $20 GP fee

Myopic compassion

What makes people driven by compassion support harsh refugee policies?

Boundless plains to share?

The government's assault on citizenship

Roads to nowhere

Road freight is expensive, dirty and dangerous. Why are our governments addicted to it?

Whitlam’s ghost

Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame

There is no Left

A figment of the Right's imagination