Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News April 18, 2015

Resources bust worse thanks to Howard–Costello

As Hockey finally acknowledges the budget’s revenue problems, there are serious questions about whether resources will ever boom again.

News April 11, 2015

Taxation, inequality and the wealth gap

The tax debate has raised the ongoing issue of Australia's underlying inequality.

News April 04, 2015

ALP struggles for relevance as unions further wither

With the ALP gradually losing the hearts and minds of many of its rusted-on faithful, the party must prove that it actually believes in something in order to survive.

News March 28, 2015

Govt acts to reassure World Heritage committee on Reef

New government measures to preserve the Great Barrier Reef are more about protecting the ‘brand’ than admitting any environmental mismanagement.

News March 21, 2015

Christopher ’The Fixer’ Pyne’s bid to deregulate uni fees

He calls himself a ‘fixer’ but Christopher Pyne’s achievements heading the Coalition’s education portfolio have done nothing to support this school of thought.

News March 14, 2015

ALP leader Bill Shorten faces big test on civil liberties

The opposition leader is being wedged on data retention laws, not just by the government and the Greens, but by his own party.

News March 07, 2015

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison’s ‘fluffy’ new image

His campaign to stop the boats made him the government’s toughest minister, but a new portfolio has Scott Morrison remodelling.

News February 28, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new leadership plan: panic

Tony Abbott’s security speech shows him already reaching for the last trick in the conservative playbook.

News February 21, 2015

What drives Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull

“There seems to be a repeating pattern, of people being drawn close to Turnbull, then falling out with him. Sometimes, particularly if it suits him, there is a reconciliation.”