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The rumours of Anthony Albanese’s leadership challenge have been greatly exaggerated
By Mungo MacCallum
Commentators are wrong to talk about a “Labor-lite” budget
By Nick Dyrenfurth
The ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events is welcome and necessary policy
By Mungo MacCallum
The Turnbull government loves to announce big new policies, but can’t get any of them to stick
By Nick Dyrenfurth
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What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?
By Laura Tingle
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The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply
By Richard Denniss
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Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?
By Don Watson
The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine
By Mungo MacCallum
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The Australian right is startling for its incoherence
By Richard Cooke
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The Australia of Pauline Hanson’s second parliamentary term looks very different to the Australia of her first
By George Megalogenis
The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised
By Nick Dyrenfurth
An incomplete list of the things that should probably be capturing the attention of our politicians
By Michael Cooney
Turnbull is being dragged into an 18C crusade he cannot win
By Mungo MacCallum
The fallout over 18C puts the Liberal Party at odds with mainstream conservatism
By Nick Dyrenfurth
One Nation’s leader claims to champion the working class, but her actions tell a different story
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia drew attention to a growing consensus in the Labor Party
By Mungo MacCallum
Like its predecessors, the Coalition government is still struggling to find a clear direction
By Nick Dyrenfurth

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