politics

The cult of Gladys Berejiklian

What explains the hero-worship of the former NSW premier?

The little premier that might have

Does unquestioning, childish enthusiasm have a place in politics?

War of error

US failures in Afghanistan and the folly of Australia’s unquestioning support

We need to think about post-lockdown rights

Lacking serious debate on the next stage of the pandemic, Australia is ill-prepared

Birth of a larrikin

The disguised rise of Scott Morrison

Morrison’s path to victory

Pollsters are describing remarkably different scenarios about the Coalition’s election chances, as the PM tussles with the states over lockdowns

Dismembering government

New public management and why the Commonwealth government can’t do anything anymore

The pandemic and the shrinking of Australian politics

Rather than prompting reform, the COVID emergency has hardened the major parties’ neoliberal ideology

Roll out the pork barrels

Why politicians love being caught rorting in their electorates

Retreat from Kabul

America’s failure in Afghanistan and its contempt for Australia as an ally