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news May 07, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull’s budget grab bag to prime election
Amid confusion over forward estimates, the budget is as much about promised economic planning as it is an election pitch.
news April 23, 2016
Pauline Hanson’s senate chances aided by voting reforms
Aided by voting reforms and the quirks of a double-dissolution election, Pauline Hanson is in a seat-winning position for the first time in more than a decade.
news April 30, 2016
The strange politics of negative gearing
By picking a battle over investment incentives, the Coalition and the opposition are looking to fight the election at opposing ends of the “Australian dream”.
news April 16, 2016
New rules for foreign investors
As foreign investment increases, especially from China, new protocols are being weighed to find a balance between Australia’s national security and economic growth.
news April 09, 2016
Inside the Malcolm Turnbull-Scott Morrison divide
Seven months into their partnership, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison are struggling to reconcile their different styles.
news April 02, 2016
Australia’s Indigenous youth suicide crisis
The death last month of a 10-year-old Indigenous girl in a remote WA community intensifies the need for a clearer approach to suicide prevention.
news March 26, 2016
What happened to the Safe Schools program
After a year of agitation, conservatives had a big win on the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – a curtain-raiser to their fight on equal marriage.
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.