Australian politics, society & culture

Federal politics

Like its predecessors, the Coalition government is still struggling to find a clear direction
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Attacking Bill Shorten won’t give Malcolm Turnbull the policy legitimacy he needs
By Mungo MacCallum
The Turnbull government keeps looking to coal to solve the country’s energy issues
By Mungo MacCallum
Image of Julie Bishop
What does the deluge of political biography and memoir say about politicians and readers?
By Mark McKenna
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The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
By Robert Manne
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The electorate has fractured into three economic and cultural zones
By George Megalogenis
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What does One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts really believe?
By Sam Vincent
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What does the prime minister stand for, and when will we find out about it?
By Don Watson
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From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories
By Nick Feik
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What did the party deliver?
By Paddy Manning
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Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling
By Richard Denniss
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Consultation and transparency are the keys to successful arts policy
By Wesley Enoch
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How does the reinvigorated treaty movement fit with recognition?
By Megan Davis
Bill Shorten
On the road with Bill Shorten
By Chloe Hooper
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There’s a new contender in Sophie Mirabella and Cathy McGowan’s battle for Indi
By John van Tiggelen
The electorate is not as volatile as we might imagine
By George Megalogenis
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Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education
By Don Watson
Scott Ludlam
The Greens senator with mass appeal
By Sam Vincent

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