Federal politics

The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
By Mungo MacCallum
Image of Alfred Deakin
Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister
By Mark McKenna
Jeff Fisher Illustration
Who is keeping an eye on our federal politicians?
By Richard Denniss
How can Turnbull overcome the Coalition’s ongoing poll woes?
By Mungo MacCallum
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A parliamentary committee’s report on the Centrelink robo-debt debacle makes for damning reading
By Alex McKinnon
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Tony Abbott seems determined to wreck the clean energy target
By Judith Brett
Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
By Mungo MacCallum
It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull cannot ignore Abbott and hope the problem magically disappears
By Mungo MacCallum
Is the factional infighting just growing pains or symptomatic of an identity crisis?
By Mungo MacCallum
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Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?
By Don Watson
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The Uluru Statement is a clear and urgent call for reform
By Megan Davis
What does the government think it will achieve with its proposed reforms?
By Mungo MacCallum
The Trump impression is just another eggshell for the PM to walk on
By Mungo MacCallum
Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull are both regretting their early elections
By Mungo MacCallum
The opposition to the Uluru statement is dispiriting and frustrating but predictable
By Mungo MacCallum
The anniversary of Menzies’ forgotten people speech is a plea by the conservatives to get back to their roots
By Mungo MacCallum

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