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)

Labor’s history wars roll on

Paralysed leader or bad advice? Stephen Mills reviews a new account of the Rudd–Gillard government and what it says about the party’s future

04 Jun 14 | Comments (5)

Europe’s, and Britain’s, populist moment

The electoral victory of UKIP, an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe party, redraws Britain’s political map, says David Hayes

30 May 14 | Comments (1)