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

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News September 16, 2017

Farewelling coral reefs

The director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, talks about the grim realities of climate change and how we must choose which reefs to save.

News September 09, 2017

Windsor seeking special count on Joyce

In joining the High Court case examining Barnaby Joyce’s eligibility for office, Tony Windsor will argue for a countback that could see him win the seat.

News August 19, 2017

Crossbenchers push agendas amid crisis

With the dual citizenship crisis deepening, Bob Katter and others on the crossbench are using the chaos to push legislation the government has refused.

News August 12, 2017

The same-sex marriage postal vote

The methodology being used to test the public mood on same-sex marriage is dividing both the Liberal Party and constitutional experts – and further diminishing the prime minister’s standing among his own.

News August 05, 2017

Parliamentary push for same-sex marriage

After weeks of cross-party communication, a plan has formed to bring legislation for same-sex marriage into its final phase.

News July 29, 2017

The impact of public sentiment on the economy

More than ever, markets read between the lines, making volatile every pronouncement by the government or Reserve Bank.

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 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 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.