Karen Middleton
is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent.

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News March 19, 2016

The remaking of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

The Labor leader has come back from his summer break with a different approach to advice and a scheme to change his image.

News March 12, 2016

What’s next for same-sex marriage

As the Liberal Party splinters further on same-sex marriage, both ends of the debate are arguing for a different kind of free vote.

News March 05, 2016

Proposed counterterrorism laws in the spotlight

The government’s latest counterterrorism bill brings into question the delicate balance of protecting the community while maintaining the principles of justice.

News February 27, 2016

Inside Turnbull’s early election plan

As election timing starts to drive the economic agenda, Malcolm Turnbull is considering a high-stakes double-dissolution poll.

News February 20, 2016

Legal questions over Robb, Ruddock special envoy jobs

Doubts have emerged over the constitutional basis of the recent appointment of Philip Ruddock and Andrew Robb as special envoys.

News February 13, 2016

The failed factional campaign to unseat Bronwyn Bishop

Having seen off myriad interventions and a plan to parachute Kate Carnell into her seat, Bronwyn Bishop is not going anywhere.

News February 06, 2016

US request for more Iraq support wrongfooted Australia

A misfired directive from the US Defence Department led to the Australian government’s unusual public refusal to contribute more in Iraq.