James Waugh

Bill Shorten’s Steven Bradbury moment?

15 August 2017 10:13 am

The shock of Barnaby Joyce’s dual Australia-New Zealand citizenship is still reverberating around Parliament House. The Press Gallery are indulging…

An inopportune time for the Greens to go to war

14 August 2017 6:51 pm

Paul Keating famously said “two blokes and a cocker spaniel” don’t make a family. Yet Malcolm Turnbull can hardly bring…

Labor’s going postal on its base

11 August 2017 10:34 am

After a week of riotous fun our federal parliamentarians have headed home to their electorates, but Bill Shorten thought he’d…

Same-sex self indulgence

10 August 2017 12:29 pm

The government has decided on a postal vote to settle the issue of same-sex marriage. It will be run by…

Going through the motions

9 August 2017 11:53 am

Immigration policy is a key part of the Turnbull government’s agenda if it is to survive. The government will today attempt to enact amendments that would strengthen citizenship requirements under the Australian Citizenship…

What is the point of the Turnbull government?

8 August 2017 8:24 am

The writing has been on the wall for the Turnbull government for a long while. The parting shots from Laurie…

The blind lead the blind in Canberra

7 August 2017 11:40 am

The blind seem to be leading the blind here in Canberra, with both sides in danger of falling into a…

Marriage equality and other dangerous distractions

1 August 2017 9:33 am

Threats by Tim Wilson and Trevor Evans to cross the floor in support of same-sex marriage have been greeted with…

Phantom referenda, section 44 and other follies

31 July 2017 12:05 pm

The past week has been hellish for those who insist on taking politics seriously. Assuming there are actually any Australians…