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Sky sets the agenda

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

Nearly a fortnight into this marathon election campaign, there are worrying signs for all of us wanting a return of…

Grand theft super

14 May 2016 9:00 am

As the nation embarks on a critical federal election, both sides of politics have decided to launch a brutal assault…

Grand theft super

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

As the nation embarks on a critical federal election, both sides of politics have decided to launch a brutal assault…

Labor-lite

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Scott Morrison’s first budget, delivered last Tuesday, was the Turnbull government’s opportunity to grasp the nettle and finally lay out…

Labor-lite

5 May 2016 1:00 pm

Scott Morrison’s first budget, delivered last Tuesday, was the Turnbull government’s opportunity to grasp the nettle and finally lay out…

Shorten Barracuda

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Australia’s newly commissioned Shortfin Barracuda submarines may as well be referred to as the Shorten Barracudas, because it is largely…

Shorten Barracuda

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

Australia’s newly commissioned Shortfin Barracuda submarines may as well be referred to as the Shorten Barracudas, because it is largely…

Should, could, would

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Here’s what should happen. The Coalition, led by Malcolm Turnbull, should win the forthcoming July 2 election with a slightly…

Should, could, would

21 April 2016 1:00 pm

Here’s what should happen. The Coalition, led by Malcolm Turnbull, should win the forthcoming July 2 election with a slightly…

Walk the plank

16 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s sad to say but the Royal Australian Navy is fast becoming a joke, if it isn’t there already. The…

Walk the plank

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

It’s sad to say but the Royal Australian Navy is fast becoming a joke, if it isn’t there already. The…

Could do better

9 April 2016 9:00 am

And so those who kill by the polls now refuse to be judged by them. It was wrong of Malcolm…

Could do better

7 April 2016 1:00 pm

And so those who kill by the polls now refuse to be judged by them. It was wrong of Malcolm…

Surplus, not surprises

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Unless the Senate does something spectacular – and God knows it likes to make a spectacle of itself – the…

Surplus, not surprises

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

Unless the Senate does something spectacular – and God knows it likes to make a spectacle of itself – the…

Resurrection shuffle

26 March 2016 9:00 am

The Easter message is about resurrection. In Australian politics, the week before Easter has seen more risings than Lazarus with…

Resurrection shuffle

23 March 2016 3:00 pm

The Easter message is about resurrection. In Australian politics, the week before Easter has seen more risings than Lazarus with…

Juggling chainsaws

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Greens refuse a vote on gay marriage. The government refuses to vote on restoring the desperately-needed union watchdog, the…

Juggling chainsaws

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

The Greens refuse a vote on gay marriage. The government refuses to vote on restoring the desperately-needed union watchdog, the…

Best served cold

12 March 2016 9:00 am

It is hard to escape the conclusion that the Niki Savva book, reviewed this week by Rebecca Weisser as well…

Best served cold

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

It is hard to escape the conclusion that the Niki Savva book, reviewed this week by Rebecca Weisser as well…

DD-d-decision time

5 March 2016 9:00 am

DD or not DD, that is the question for Hamlet in the Lodge, Malcolm Turnbull. Six months in, the Turnbull…

DD-d-decision time

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

DD or not DD, that is the question for Hamlet in the Lodge, Malcolm Turnbull. Six months in, the Turnbull…

No diving

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The last time federal MP Craig Laundy made headlines was when he pre-empted Tony Abbott’s back down on the repeal…

Flying colours

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Five weeks ago, amid the tempestuous climes of mid-January, we threw down the gauntlet for our Prime Minister to prove…