Voters leave a mark on the big boys

Results of the Federal election suggests looming problems for the major parties, writes MICHAEL MOORE

Professor sees the voters coming

 AS we wait in the eerie post-election calm to see who has won the ACT’s second Senate position, one could be forgiven for being...

Candidates hopeful in grinding Senate count

  THE ACT's Senate contest is still too close to call; as Liberal Zed Seselja and the Greens’ Simon Sheikh continue to battle it out...

Comment: Rich rewards of the three worst years

Those responsible for the worst years in Australian political history have been rewarded, writes MICHAEL MOORE.

Comment: Labor hopes never to see the like of Rudd again

As we gird our loins for an economic bloodbath, it seems incoming PM Tony Abbott’s anti-Canberra policies will be the signature tune of his first 100 days, warns ROBERT MACKLIN

Climbing old heights at Parliament House

  FOR the first time in a decade, visitors to Parliament House will be able to enjoy unrestricted access to its roof from the lawns,...

Federal election: Power to the pesky

This is Australia! We do not have an American form of democracy, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. For accountability, vote below the line and put the major parties last.

Federal election: Like you’re six wickets down…

MARK PARTON has been batting election analogies around the office.

Politics: New weapons in the election war

The more a voter finds out the more you realise how much more there is to know, says MICHAEL MOORE

Dramatic moments from the 43rd Parliament

“THE Hansard Monologues” should do for the 43rd Parliament of Australia what “The Vagina Monologues” did for the female body—present it in a new...

Cartoon: dose of dorin

In praise of the ‘humble’ politician

THE new spy HQ in Campbell has been named after Ben Chifley, one of the great heroes of the Labor movement. Although our Labor leaders...

Nash takes a run with Zed for the Senate

NEW ACT Senate candidate Merinda Nash has quickly gone from arranging bouquets to running the political rat race. The Liberal Party’s number two candidate, who...

Missing Julia, the cartoonist’s lament

“CityNews” cartoonist PAUL DORIN bemoans the passing of Julia Gillard from his world in Cartoonland.

The pervasive role of religion in politics

FEDERAL politics seemed pretty rugged on the ousting of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, but how orderly does Australia look compared to politics in Egypt,...

Did sexism sink Julia Gillard?

ROBERT MACKLIN, official biographer to Kevin Rudd who had argued for the re-election of Julia Gillard, looks at the place of sexism in her downfall

Subtle world of Machiavelli Rudd

Kevin Rudd is playing a political game of such subtlety that Machiavelli looks like a gormless amateur, says his biographer ROBERT MACKLIN

Why Canberra needs to vote to protect itself

There is no reason for the leaders of major parties to care what happens to Canberra. And while Canberrans continue to vote the way they do this will not change, says MICHAEL MOORE




‘Cruel’ nets banned in private dams

The existing ban on enclosed yabby nets will be extended from public waters to all private waters including dams, says Environment Minister Mick Gentleman. 


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