Federal politics

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An insider’s guide to government
By Scott Ludlam
Last week abounds in examples of double standards
By Mungo MacCallum
Punters may be disappointed by what it uncovers
By Mungo MacCallum
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The minister, Pezzullo and the demise of Immigration
By James Button
Australia’s founders would be shocked at today’s interpretation of the Constitution
By James Boyce
Australia’s republican past and future: a Benjamin T. Jones book extract
By Benjamin T. Jones
John Alexander’s victory has instilled Malcolm Turnbull with some fighting spirit
By Mungo MacCallum
Dastyari’s China-related missteps have been a gift for Turnbull – one that the PM hopes will keep on giving
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull may have an ally in Barnaby Joyce, but the Nationals are a broad church.
By Mungo MacCallum
Australian politics is full of contradictions, double standards and gaping voids
By Don Watson
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Staunching a leak will do little to allay the federal government’s troubles
By Mungo MacCallum
A Liberal-led smear campaign will only make Kristina Keneally a bigger threat to the government
By Mungo MacCallum
The same-sex marriage survey sets a dangerous precedent
By Judith Brett
In retrospect, the Hawke years seem something of a golden age.
By Mungo MacCallum
The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
By Mungo MacCallum
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Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister
By Mark McKenna
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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