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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
One baker’s verdict on the marriage survey result
By Helen Sullivan
Australia’s founders would be shocked at today’s interpretation of the Constitution
By James Boyce
Australia Day honours are at odds with our democratic ideals
By Mungo MacCallum
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
Making sense of a new reality and the return of power politics – a Quarterly Essay extract
By Hugh White
Turnbull may have an ally in Barnaby Joyce, but the Nationals are a broad church.
By Mungo MacCallum
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Gillian Triggs’ culture shock
By Margaret Simons
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Ready or not, China is here
By Linda Jaivin
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The Turnbull government has burned the bridge of bipartisanship
By Noel Pearson
Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative
By Anna Krien
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