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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 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 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 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.
news May 06, 2017
Coalition pins its hopes on budget approval
A less brutal budget may be the government’s last hope to wrest back public support and quieten questions over Turnbull’s leadership.
news April 29, 2017
Brandis reverses community legal centres funding cut
The government’s reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres came after a campaign from across the legal sector and within parliament.
news April 22, 2017
Trump’s message to China on North Korea
As Donald Trump toughens his rhetoric on North Korea, the implications for Australia and other neighbours are becoming clearer.