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Time out for a rural moderate
1 October 2021
What drives Darren Chester, the Nationals MP who has boycotted his own party room?
Malcolm’s war of independents
14 May 2021
The former prime minister is playing an intriguing role in a closely watched by-election
The budget’s still-narrow gender lens
12 May 2021
The government has made significant concessions, but a fundamental change in attitude is needed
Have the times suited them?
2 March 2021
How different a prime minister is Scott Morrison from John Howard, who won office a quarter-century ago?
The moderates’ revenge
12 February 2021
Craig Kelly is just the latest hardline conservative to cause trouble within the Liberal Party, and he’s unlikely to be the last
Labor’s unlikely climate saviour
27 November 2020
Has the NSW Coalition provided a winning formula for Anthony Albanese and his colleagues?
Books & Arts
Sound and fury, light and shade
28 August 2018
With just days to gather its material,
found a way to explore the human impact of power
28 August 2018
A dive into political history suggests the Coalition will have difficulty recovering from last week’s events
Secret Coalition business
27 August 2018
Will we ever know what Scott Morrison promised Michael McCormack?
Looking for an electoral messiah
29 August 2013
“Leadership” is seldom the key determinant of election results, writes
. The mistaken belief has damaged both major parties
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