The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

I left the immigration department to speak out

An insider breaks ranks on offshore detention

Scott Morrison’s foreign forays

The PM concluded a week of patchy diplomacy with his first major speech on foreign policy

Looking for Scott Morrison

The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister

Welcome to the hung parliament

This minority government could lead to some much-needed parliamentary reform

The Senate’s state of error

It started as theatre of the absurd, but by the end the “it’s OK to be white” episode had become an improbable fairytale.

Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

Morrison looks the other way

Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru

Follow the Leader

Democracy and the rise of the strongman – a Quarterly Essay extract

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster