Germany on song

Germany and its football team have evolved in tandem over the past six-and-a-half decades. Klaus Neumann traces the story from the 1954 “Miracle of Bern” to this month’s World Cup win

24 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

The rise and fall of Labor’s first party professional

Cyril Wyndham, the energetic, reformist outsider, changed forever the way Labor organised itself federally, writes Stephen Mills. And then he paid the price for pursuing an independent line

21 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

And the rest say “no”

There’s a pattern to the success of attempts to change the Australian constitution, writes Peter Brent, with lessons for advocates of Indigenous recognition

17 Jul 14 | Comments (2)

A post-winter’s tale

Three-and-a-half decades after the winter of discontent, Geoffrey Barker revisits a warmer and more diverse Britain

10 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

What should Labor stand for?

The best way forward for Labor doesn’t fit well with structures inherited from the past, writes Geoff Gallop

04 Jul 14 | Comments (4)

Dancing in the dark

Both the major parties have made a habit of misinterpreting the polls on climate change, says Peter Brent. The latest results shouldn’t provide any comfort to the Coalition

03 Jul 14 | Comments (2)

There’s something about Victoria

Paul Rodan looks at Victoria’s stubborn tendency to vote Labor in state and federal elections

30 Jun 14 | Comments (1)

The Abbott government’s war on transparency

There’s a worrying thread running through decisionmaking in Canberra, writes Rodney Tiffen

05 Jun 14 | Comments (5)