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Image of a man updating a board showing a tally of votes during independent candidate Zoe Daniel’s reception for the 2022 federal election. Image © Joel Carrett / AAP Images

The art of the teal

Amid the long decline of the major parties, have independents finally solved the problem of lopsided campaign financing laws?

Image of Labor Party election-night event at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL, Sydney

Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail

The seismic shift around the country that saw voters turn on the Coalition and deliver a Labor victory

Image of Monique Ryan and family on election night

The end of Liberal reign in Kooyong

At the Auburn Hotel on election night, hope coalesces around Monique Ryan

Image of US President Joe Biden meeting virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, November 15, 2021. Image © Susan Walsh / AP Photo

The avoidable war

Kevin Rudd on China, the US and the forces of history

Portrait of Zoe Daniel

Independents and the balance of power

The federal election may hinge on a new crossbench of professional women in wealthy inner-city seats and a rural revolt against the Nationals

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

All the way with CBK

Caroline Kennedy’s appointment as US ambassador to Australia is a sign of the rising temperature in the Pacific

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The great wealth redistribution

The repressive regulation of unions has decimated employee bargaining power, leaving wages going nowhere

A combined image of SA Premier Steven Marshall (left) and SA Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas during a leaders debate at the South Australia Press Club in Adelaide, March 10, 2022. Image © Matt Turner / AAP Images

A short history of neoliberalism in South Australia

After decades of privatisation under both Labor and Liberal governments, and on the eve of a state election, where is the reform agenda for South Australia?

Still image from ‘Threads’

The thread of history

For the Cold War generation, the threat of nuclear war in Europe brings a familiar dread

Image of Peter Dutton and UK High Commissioner Victoria Treadell and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman at the signing of an AUKUS agreement

Troubled waters

What can be done to rectify Australia’s diplomatic ineptitude?