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news July 22, 2017
Dutton’s rise to Home Affairs super ministry
Acting beyond official recommendations, Malcolm Turnbull has created a super ministry for Peter Dutton – possibly to shore up his own leadership.
news July 15, 2017
ADF special forces over-used as default first option
Reports of alleged misconduct involving ADF special forces come as the elite troops are increasingly preferred for deployment.
news July 22, 2017
Greens and the dual citizenship debacle
The resignations of the Greens’ two co-deputy leaders has sent MPs scrambling to check their citizenship qualifications, and has led to calls for constitutional revision.
news July 08, 2017
Planning for Tony Abbott’s exit
As Tony Abbott campaigns to reform Liberal preselection in NSW, it has emerged his own branch hired a headhunter to find his replacement.
news July 01, 2017
Inside the bitter Greens civil war
The suspension of Greens NSW senator Lee Rhiannon is less about Gonski than it is about ongoing animosities and a federal push to reform the party’s decision-making processes.
news June 24, 2017
Final chapter in Adani loan deal
While the dealings of the government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility remain shrouded in secrecy, pressure mounts over funding for the Adani rail line.
news June 17, 2017
The politics of the Finkel review
When Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg briefed Coalition MPs on the Finkel review’s recommendations for a clean energy target, all eyes were on Tony Abbott and his supporters.
news June 10, 2017
Terror attacks spark security rethink
Recent terrorist attacks have state and federal authorities considering new policing methods, parole and bail conditions, and public awareness campaigns.
news June 03, 2017
The making of the Uluru statement
Behind the landmark Uluru statement are years of conservative negotiation and compromise, led by Noel Pearson.
news May 27, 2017
Peter Dutton’s asylum seeker deadline
Peter Dutton’s crackdown on ‘fake refugees’ has sparked claims that his announcement is not only prejudicial but also purely political.
news May 20, 2017
Exclusive: Ex-military heads disagree over Middle East operations
As Australia considers extending its presence in Afghanistan, key figures have split over what has been achieved in the Middle East.
news May 13, 2017
Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world
As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.