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Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

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What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair

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The future of the Liberal Party

Peter Dutton doesn’t just have a talent problem on his hands

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How to be a prime minister

The task ahead for Anthony Albanese in restoring the idea that governments should seek to make the country better

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The edge of their seats

Lessons from Gilmore, Australia’s most marginal electorate

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The mystery of Scott Morrison

Reflections on the empty legacy of our 30th prime minister

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A defeat for the true deceivers

The demise of Morrison’s Liberals paves the way for a transformative parliament

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The art of the teal

Amid the long decline of the major parties, have independents finally solved the problem of lopsided campaign financing laws?

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Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail

The seismic shift that saw voters around the country turn on the Coalition and deliver a Labor victory

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The end of Liberal reign in Kooyong

At the Auburn Hotel on election night, hope coalesces around Monique Ryan

Composite image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese speaking during the first leaders’ debate on April 20, 2022. Image © Jason Edwards / AAP Images

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