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...
Parliament House

‘State actor’ hacks networks of major political parties

“A SOPHISTICATED state actor” has hacked the networks of the major political parties, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told Federal Parliament. Recently the Parliament House...

Grattan / Labor’s lead cut in latest Ipsos poll

THE government has substantially narrowed the two-party gap in the Ipsos poll – it now trails Labor by just 49-51 per cent, compared with...

Grattan / What does ‘reopening’ Christmas Island really mean?

THE Morrison government, politically-speaking, is trying to do a loaves-and-fishes exercise with the medevac legislation, over which the parliament defied the executive this week.  It...

Grattan / Morrison may reopen the Christmas Island detention centre

SCOTT Morrison has foreshadowed the re-opening of the Christmas Island detention facility, announcing his government would be stepping up border security after the medical...

Grattan / Morrison government defeated on medical bill

THE government has suffered a historic defeat in the House of Representatives, with Labor and crossbenchers passing the legislation facilitating medical transfers from Manus...




Lone hiker lost on Mt Kosciuszko

A search has began for a lone hiker at Kosciuszko National Park after he didn't return on Thursday (June 12) morning as he intended. 


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