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News September 10, 2016
Madeline Gleeson on an end to offshore processing
Lawyer and author Madeline Gleeson says there are positive elements in Australia’s asylum-seeker policy, but a lack of political will to abide by the Refugee Convention.
Life September 03, 2016
Anthony Albanese and his biographer
Just as political opponents may form friendships based on their shared circumstances in Canberra, the relationship of biographer and subject is equally complex.
News September 03, 2016
Schisms challenging party platforms
After parliament’s first week, rifts within the government and opposition prove as telling as those between them.
News August 27, 2016
New senate ready to deal
As new senators arrive in Canberra for induction, the horsetrading has already begun.
News August 20, 2016
Shifting debate on offshore detention
As the country reacts to the Nauru files and confirmation the Manus detention centre must close, a new chapter appears to be opening in the refugee debate.
News August 13, 2016
Josh Frydenberg’s approach to environment and energy
The new minister for the environment and energy, Josh Frydenberg, is ready to balance his portfolios and disappoint critics on the left and right.
News July 30, 2016
US and Australia in stalemate over NT defence bases
Plans for more American troops to be based in the Northern Territory have stalled as battlelines are drawn over who should foot the bill.
News July 23, 2016
PM Malcolm Turnbull faces down internal dissent
Malcolm Turnbull faced a disunited Coalition party room, as members complained about the election campaign and threatened to revolt on policy.
News July 16, 2016
The parties’ spin on the 2016 election result
Political realities are biting for all parties in the wake of the election, as everyone looks to explain the numbers.
News July 09, 2016
The 2016 election postmortem
While the Turnbull campaign had various flaws, its troubles began in March when he picked a fight with the minor parties.
News July 02, 2016
Greens, Xenophon eye jaundiced major party voters
The Australian Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team square off for third-party status.
News July 02, 2016
Bill Shorten: ‘I’m proud of our plans...’
Bill Shorten’s final pitch emphasises Labor’s social policies – especially those with which Malcolm Turnbull might agree.