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News March 11, 2017
Weighing the priorities of homeland security
As the PM and foreign minister attempt to smooth relations with Indonesia, calls increase for a consolidated approach to national security.
News February 25, 2017
Foreign policy in the age of Trump
As Julie Bishop completes her first meetings with Trump’s key advisers, the alliance appears strengthened by Malcolm Turnbull’s heated phone call.
News March 04, 2017
Senior Liberals caution Malcolm Turnbull on style
As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.
News February 18, 2017
Changes to citizenship to also reopen debate on Australian identity
With the government preparing security-driven changes to citizenship, it is also readying to kickstart a new debate on Australian values.
News February 11, 2017
Making sense of Hanson, Bernardi and the New Right
Cory Bernardi’s split to form a conservative party, and the resurgence of One Nation, provides the major parties with a genuine threat from the right.
News February 04, 2017
Inside the fight for the Australian Greens
As battlelines are drawn between ‘the Tony Abbott’ of the Greens and the party’s elders, deeper questions have emerged about style and purpose.
News January 28, 2017
Exclusive: Brandis bound for London, Porter to take Attorney-General
Christian Porter is set to become attorney-general in a post-budget reshuffle, with George Brandis likely being sent to London as high commissioner.
News December 24, 2016
The next wrecking of Great Keppel Island
A plan to build a major casino resort on the Great Barrier Reef is a boon for tourism but has left Indigenous owners complaining they were never consulted.
News December 17, 2016
The new untruth of political campaigns
As a leading polling company is revealed to be behind an activist website ostensibly linked to Medicare, bipartisan support emerges for rules on disclosure.
News December 10, 2016
Pauline Hanson’s plans to expand One Nation
She may be as much pilloried celebrity as politician, but when One Nation leader Pauline Hanson speaks, the disillusioned listen.
News December 03, 2016
Bell Group fallout raises questions of ministers’ roles
Holes in the time line of the WA Bell case pose serious questions about a position that stood to cost the government $300 million.
News November 26, 2016
How will Trump’s US act in Asia?
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, speculation surrounds the US’s ongoing role in Asian diplomacy.