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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Australia Post CEO quits after scandal

Holgate’s Monday resignation follows Scott Morrison’s ferocious parliamentary attack on her last month, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Morrison’s attack on Australian Post CEO backfires

When Scott Morrison spectacularly trashed the reputation of Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate over her now-notorious gift of Cartier watches to high-performing employees, he assumed “quiet Australians” would be outraged, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Australians care about climate change, why doesn’t the government?

New polling shows 79 per cent of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn't the government listen? asks REBECCA COLVIN.

Troubled Trump a clear and present danger

"I hope that somebody, somewhere in the federal ministry or foreign service has let someone in a position of power and influence in the US know that Australia is appalled by Donald Trump and that our relationship will not survive another four years of this madness," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.

Recent scandals reignite calls for a federal integrity commission

Morrison's promised integrity commission can't hide behind covid much longer – can it? ask political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.  THE government can act super-fast on integrity issues...

Berejiklian’s governed well, but she’s failed on ethics

She has fallen short of the standards that should be expected of a premier, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN realises that more disposable income if quickly disposed of!

Berejiklian determined to tough out secret relationship scandal

Berejiklian’s explosive appearance on Monday at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption saw her personal life embarrassingly exposed, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Albanese’s under pressure to start rolling out detailed policies

The budget has come under fire on various fronts – for example, the wage subsidy for younger workers carries the risk of being rorted, and there’s criticism about the lack of assistance for older workers, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Budget reply: Albanese would be investing in social housing

While Albanese is not putting this as a commitment for the election, he promises he will later announce a comprehensive plan a Labor government would undertake for building and repairing social housing, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Federal budget: Giveaway budget pleads for businesses to invest

This is an extraordinary giveaway budget, driven by desperate circumstances that would have been inconceivable less than a year ago, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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