Turnbull slams Porter for ‘nonsense’ advice

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.

Compliant Kristina goes cold on the fate of refugees

"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.

Government won’t pay the price of prevention

The majority of OECD countries spend more than 5 per cent of their health budgets on prevention however, as MICHAEL MOORE laments, spending on prevention in Australia has steadily declined over the last 10 years down to less than 2 per cent.

Not such a bad election to lose…

"With the economy in trouble, this was not such a bad election to lose… but that’s a classic case of being wise after the event!" writes Gadfly columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

The election's over and, boy, is cartoonist PAUL DORIN happy or what?

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

Who the bloody hell is Scott Morrison?

Against the odds, Scott Morrison wants to be returned as prime minister. But who the bloody hell is he? asks MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN is on the home run to the election...

If you can’t stand ’em, just leave a blank space!

"You have the power to choose who you think will be the best representatives and senators, and leave blank spots next to those you don’t want," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN characterises some voters’ dilemma.

Absent Zed the butt of meeting’s jokes

Where’s Zed? PAUL COSTIGAN went to a “politics in the pub” sessions to hear from candidates in the upcoming election, but there was no Senator Seselja.

Use vote to send a message to the big parties

“For the first time in many years the Liberals are looking vulnerable. Unlike former senators Gary Humphries and Margaret Reid, the Liberal Party is no longer represented by a reasonably progressive senator," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Can old dog whistlers be taught new tricks?

Columnist MIKE WELSH highlights the dangers of taking the politically astute and now fully engaged millenials for granted in the upcoming Federal election.

Dose of Dorin

Bill Shorten's Budget-in-reply speech caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Government centres this election around tax

The government wants this election to be all about tax, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Shorten’s climate policy would hit more big polluters harder

A Shorten government would add about 100 high polluters to those subject to an emissions cap, and drastically slash the present cap’s level, under the opposition’s climate policy released today, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Turnbull’s grenade sets off Labor glee

"For the first time it appears that there is a real opportunity for a prominent centrist independent in the ACT to beat the Liberals and have a chance at ousting Zed," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Opinion / What will a Shorten government be like?


Grattan / Bishop’s boots were made for walking

AS a parliament that will be unmourned winds down to the election, this fortnight has been the season for goodbyes from those departing (voluntarily). The...

Grattan / Minister who watches the nation’s credit card overlooks his own

MATHIAS Cormann’s 2018 family holiday in Singapore is costing him a good deal more than the $2780.82 he belatedly paid for airfares booked with...




Youth choir sings its way to 50

Scratch the surface of almost any major department or organisation in Canberra and you’re bound to find a former member of Woden Valley Youth Choir running it.


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