politics

Inside the Nationals

As the National Party celebrates its centenary, its future is in the hands of bitter rivals Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce

Opposing forces

Even during a time of crisis, history shows that partisan politics has a role to play

Coronavirus: cancelling culture

How the COVID-19 crisis could be catastrophic for Australia’s already vulnerable arts sector

Viral panic

On responding effectively to COVID-19 amid a deluge of conflicting information, and with a government we increasingly distrust

A portrait of Scott Morrison

With the prime minister, what you see is what you get

COVID-19’s long shadow

The virus exposes the increasing difficulty of Australia’s balancing act between China and the US

The fraught politics of Fire Fight Australia

The imperatives of commercial media mean that the bushfire crisis is unlikely to be a tipping point for denialism

A gap too far

Despite fine words in response to the latest Closing the Gap report, the PM insists that politicians know best when it comes to the question of recognition

Turnbull’s legacy costs

The former PM’s promise to legislate a religious freedom bill has ensured the culture wars rage on

Taking sides over ‘Dark Emu’

How the history wars avoid debate and reason

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