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)

How it all went wrong

Philip Chubb’s insider account of the demise of Kevin Rudd’s climate scheme is essential reading, says Andrew Dodd

28 May 14 | Comments (1)

When Gough Whitlam helped out with the woodchopping

Poorly judged preselections are a problem for both major parties, writes Paul Rodan, and the electoral implications are becoming clearer

22 May 14 | Comments (4)

Joe Hockey and the ghost of Bob Menzies

This week’s budget raises the question of whom the Liberal Party now represents, writes Norman Abjorensen

14 May 14 | Comments (3)

The insurgent from Indi

Brett Evans catches up with federal parliament’s newest independent MP

30 Apr 14 | Comments (5)

In the frontline of the war against boredom

Andrew Dodd reviews Bob Carr’s absorbing and occasionally disturbing account of eighteen months as foreign minister

24 Apr 14 | Comments (0)