Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

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

Follow the Leader

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

Morrison looks the other way

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

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster

Don’t bank on it

The banking royal commission is unlikely to lead to lasting reform

Moment of Truth

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if we can face up to the past – a Quarterly Essay extract

Unholy trinity suffers a setback

The sacking of Roman Quaedvlieg is only a minor impediment to Dutton’s plan

The PM faces failing his own Newspoll test

What next if Malcolm Turnbull loses 30 successive polls?

Pokies industry wins in Tasmania

Gaming is the next corporate interest to govern in the state

How politics works in Australia, and how to fix it

An insider’s guide to government