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Zed re-endorsed for another run at the Senate

ZED Seselja has been re-endorsed as the Canberra Liberals Senate candidate for the next federal election, which will come next year. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

Sneaky ways the big boys win on donations

“STATE-sanctioned money laundering” is the description that Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie applied to the action of the federal Labor and Liberal parties when they weakened our electoral donation laws, writes MICHAEL MOORE.

Morrison still hopes for an ‘open Christmas’ despite SA outbreak

The outbreak is a setback the goal of having most of Australia open by Christmas – although Scott Morrison yesterday (November 16) was quick to say he hoped it would not stymie that timetable, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Division has erupted in the Labor Party

Labor are beset by divisions that have been on view for months but have now erupted spectacularly, with the resignation of resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon from the frontbench, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Story hurts Christian Porter’s desire for the top job

Whether the story goes somewhere or nowhere, one thing seems clear. The hopes of 50-year-old Porter – who switched to federal politics after an impressive state career – of ever reaching prime minister are in the mud, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Policy promises evaporate in post-election pact

"There are promises made by the coalition partners before the election that are either not mentioned in the parliamentary agreement or are given no priority," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.

How much does it hurt to lose an election?

To the casual observer, politics might seem like a game at times, but the outcome of elections can be instant and extreme, not least for those MLAs who lose their seats, writes political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN

Pigs totally fly when it comes to planning spin

"Anyone with experience knows that these consultations are a complete sham. They are about announcing what's about to be done in your suburb or on important urban spaces – and now you know, consider yourself consulted," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Less accountability is the price of cosy coalition

"Decades of Labor government have seen Canberra transitioning to a Melbourne-like downtown with leadership from developers rather than planners. Unfortunately, under this agreement, the ability for the Greens to manage this accountability has been severely constrained," writes MICHAEL MOORE.

Joel Fitzgibbon quits Labor frontbench

Joel Fitzgibbon quits Labor frontbench but not his fight over the party's climate policy, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Attorney-General rejects damning media expose

In a statement late last night, Porter said many of the claims on Four Corners were defamatory and “I will be considering legal options”, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN looks at President Trump's problem with arithmetic.

Biden wins: Now to work on the nation’s divide

Joe Biden wins the election, and now has to fight the one thing Americans agree on: the nation's deep division, writes JARED MONDSCHEIN.

A Biden presidency would pressure Morrison on climate change

A Biden presidency would put Australia on the spot over climate change. This is expected increasingly to become a major issue for the Morrison government internationally in 2021, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Health chief more than doubles crowd numbers

ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman will allow venues to more than double crowd numbers from 200 to 500 next Friday (November 13). 

Morrison to announce two new covid vaccine deals

Morrison, while cautioning that there was no assurance of an effective vaccine, said: “By securing multiple COVID-19 vaccines we are giving Australians the best shot at early access to a vaccine, should trials prove successful," writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Lee reveals the Liberals’ new shadow ministry

New Canberra Liberals Leader Elizabeth Lee said she's looking forward to a fresh start as she revealed the party's new shadow ministry today (November 5). 

Barr government ‘drops’ seniors portfolio

A seniors portfolio was missing from yesterday's (November 3) ACT government cabinet announcement, leaving Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder questioning why?

What to expect now that election day is here

The unique characteristics of this year’s presidential election mean the outcome may still be uncertain by this afternoon (November 4), writes JOHN HART.

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Zed re-endorsed for another run at the Senate

ZED Seselja has been re-endorsed as the Canberra Liberals Senate candidate for the next federal election, which will come next year. 

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