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Australian Politics

Rewriting the Gillard years
By Richard Cooke
An election, a neighbour, a dog
By Lally Katz
Rupert Murdoch, 2012 © Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
The political empire of the News Corp chairman
By Robert Manne
The prime minister is sorry about everything
By Don Watson
By The Monthly
By John van Tiggelen
They say democracy is a serious matter. I wouldn’t know; I’ve never voted.* As a non-citizen for many years, I couldn’t here, and Dutch democracy – with its multi-party governments, supported and criticised by a vigorously diverse press, and consistently high levels of voter turnout despite
© John Woudstra / Fairfax Syndication
This is serious
By Waleed Aly
By Michaela McGuire
On Wednesday night a freshly deposed prime minister offered more insight into the problems that plagued her term in office than 3 years of opinion pieces and editorials combined. “The reaction to being the first female prime minister does not explain everything about my time in the prime ministership, nor does
By Michaela McGuire
By Mungo MacCallum
It says something about the nature of modern Australian politics that when the Labor veteran Martin Ferguson announced his imminent retirement, his own leader Julia Gillard was clearly less upset than was Liberal leader Tony Abbott. And in fact the two men had a lot in common: many of their values were shaped by