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Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

Federal politics

What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 6, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Five steps to getting real about China

The Albanese government’s duty, and its opportunity, is to recast Australia’s relationship with China

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Ghosts in the war machine

Does the military attract violent misanthropists, or are they forged in murky theatres of war?

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The future of the Liberal Party

Peter Dutton doesn’t just have a talent problem on his hands

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How to be a prime minister

The task ahead for Anthony Albanese in restoring the idea that governments should seek to make the country better

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Gaslighting Australia

Local gas suppliers aren’t in crisis – soaring prices are going according to plan

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The edge of their seats

Lessons from Gilmore, Australia’s most marginal electorate

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The mystery of Scott Morrison

Reflections on the empty legacy of our 30th prime minister

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The China–Solomons deal is not about us

The new Pacific security pact reflects America’s influence, not Australia’s

Image of Scott Morrison, May 21, 2022

A defeat for the true deceivers

The demise of Morrison’s Liberals paves the way for a transformative parliament