Australian politics, society & culture

Tony Abbott

The major parties need ideas for today, not nostalgia for yesterday
Abbott's warning to colleagues is not backed by history
Tony Abbott determined not to repeat Gough Whitlam’s mistakes in Queensland
Tony Abbott's political suicide
Tony Abbott at the G20 leaders' retreat
In October 2013, ABC TV and Screen Australia announced a call out for ‘Fresh Blood’, an initiative that offered twenty aspiring comedy creators grants of $10,000 to nurture talent from a new generation of Australian comics. Last week...
Detail from St George and the Dragon (circa 1435), Rogier van der Weyden
Tony Abbott's aggressive monarchism
The Liberals' winner-takes-all political payback
A bromance for the ages
The prime minister is sorry about everything
They say democracy is a serious matter. I wouldn’t know; I’ve never voted.* As a non-citizen for many years, I couldn’t here, and Dutch democracy – with its multi-party governments, supported and criticised by a vigorously...
It was my birthday, and I was eating cake with my children, when my father arrived. “It’s Pop! How are you?” “Not so good actually.” He loitered at the door, away from the children. “I’ve just...

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