Australian politics, society & culture


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
Robert Manne responds to Klaus Neumann
By Robert Manne
The asylum-seeker solution proposed by Brennan, Costello, Manne and Menadue is unacceptable
By Klaus Neumann
Latham’s sacking reveals the hypocrisy of the free-speech crusaders
By Mungo MacCallum
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What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
By Paddy Manning
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The Australian right is startling for its incoherence
By Richard Cooke
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
George Christensen’s resignation as National Party whip changes little
By Mungo MacCallum
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James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
By Amanda Lohrey
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How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
By Russell Marks
Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar
By Don Watson
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia drew attention to a growing consensus in the Labor Party
By Mungo MacCallum