If anyone has questions around the Dickson supermarket chaos, please check in with your local politicians who have collectively sat back watched all this happen, writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN
If the Morrison government manages to get a referendum passed to give Australia’s Indigenous people constitutional recognition, it will be truly remarkable, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
The Morrison government plans to hold a referendum in the next three years on whether to enshrine constitutional recognition of Australia’s Indigenous people, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
An Essential poll has found only 38 per cent of Australians agree that stronger laws are needed to protect those who express their faith in public, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"Despite the obvious that our elected ones should represent the residents’ aspirations, they blindly use the scripts prepared by others in bureaucratic silos," bemoans Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Provided it isn’t hijacked by self-interest, a new health initiative has the potential to take Canberra to the highest possible level of wellbeing in the world. Not a bad goal, says MICHAEL MOORE.
Tax cuts have caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.
The City Renewal Authority's new report portrays a mono-culture of mainly white faces. It makes no serious effort to identify the senior members of the community and their requirements. The emphasis seems to be on people no older than the Chief Minister, writes PAUL COSTIGAN.
This first week of the new parliament has been bitter sweet for Senate leader Mathias Cormann, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
The numbers fell into place with Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie declaring she would vote for the package, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese will today (July 3) discuss the government’s plan for an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on press freedom, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
From washing cars to a seat in the Legislative Assembly, Deepak-Raj Gupta is not a man easily distracted from his ambitions. DANIELLE NOHRA talks to the impending new member for Yerrabi…
"The Chief Minister has handed the poisoned chalice to Rachel Stephen-Smith. It would have been appropriate for Andrew Barr to show leadership and take responsibility for the Health portfolio himself," writes JON STANHOPE.
"The strength that Meegan Fitzharris brought to the role was being prepared to stand up to her bureaucracy – a skill greatly lacking amongst current ACT ministers," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
The case of Israel Folau, turfed by Rugby Australia following his homophobic Instagram post based on the bible, has injected a huge amount of heat into an issue already fraught, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Turnbull has accused Attorney-General Christian Porter of providing advice to him that was constitutional “nonsense”, as the divisive events around the former prime minister’s removal are revisited, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"How long before we say goodbye to the 'bush capital'? Melbourne seems to be the model for the plethora of apartments that spill on to the footpaths, dominate the skyline and create the slums of the future," writes MICHAEL MOORE.
"Albanese and Keneally have moved from supporting the human and legal rights of asylum seekers to supporting a system that has resulted in multiple deaths, sexual abuse, psychological harm, trauma and mental illness," writes JON STANHOPE.
Scott Morrison will commit to getting consumers, business and investors “off the economic sidelines and on the field again” in his first major domestic speech of the new term, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
As hissy fits go, it was a beauty. Pauline Hanson was very cross indeed, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.