If the government seems to be out of step with social expectations it is because Abbott is governing for the far-right numbers that installed him as party leader.
As Australia becomes less religious, churches have insinuated themselves into politics and gained particular control over Tony Abbott.
People may have set their expectations on good times rolling on, on there being plenty of money for things such as healthcare...
While Treasurer Joe Hockey rails against bracket creep, the eyes of the world are focusing on the faltering Chinese economy.
With a new tender imminent for Nauru's detention centre operations, and a senate inquiry report still due, stories continue to emerge of mismanagement, dysfunction and extra-judicial governance.
Abbott must now decide, firmly and without second-guessing himself, what it is he wants to achieve in politics.
There were simply no good choices. I don’t know what a life is anymore.
With the millions fleeing Syria’s war zones overstretching neighbouring refugee camps, some are risking a perilous journey on foot into Western Europe.
Less focus has been directed towards what positive outcomes marriage equality could deliver to such children.
The debate over same-sex marriage has led to a focus on children, with opponents citing the damaging effects of of what they call “imperfect families”.
Already, the Liberals appear not to see Abbott as a plus. He doesn’t feature in their campaign material for the seat of canning. Julie Bishop is the big attraction there.
Reshuffling before Myanmar election; Canada’s hardline prime minister.
Joel Edgerton talks about The Gift and how he got from sleeping out the back of Phillip Noyce’s house to Hollywood success.
As Jon Stewart bows out at the top of America’s rich “fake news” comedy roster, local attempts offer little more than glib cynicism.
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.
Throw away the can opener. These baked beans are the real deal.
Amid new anti-privacy measures, “deep web” networks such as Tor – The Onion Router – are becoming more popular, and not just among law-breakers.
Why the arcane “hashers” of Kuala Lumpur’s Royal Selangor Club profess to being “a drinking club with a running problem”.
How a Gulf Country man finds all the answers in dance.
Socceroos midfielder Tommy Oar is set to take on Bangladesh and Tajikistan in World Cup qualifiers.
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