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News February 07, 2015
Leadership style cruels Tony Abbott, Campbell Newman and co
With leaders falling at the hands of voters and their own parties, management style is in the spotlight. But another contentious issue is coming back time and again to haunt both sides of politics.
News January 24, 2015
Inside Peter Dutton’s asylum-seeker endgame
Peter Dutton’s new portfolio is no longer about stopping the boats but whether to maintain cruel and expensive detention.
News January 31, 2015
Inside the Sydney siege
State and federal inquiries are under way. But is there sufficient independence to assess potential shortcomings at the policing, intelligence or political levels?
News December 20, 2014
How John Howard’s tax cuts undid his protégé Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott’s great mentor left him with a squandered boom and a tax system that may yet destroy his government.
News December 13, 2014
PM’s Literary Awards ignite fresh history wars
Awarding a PM’s literary prize to a poorly sourced anti-union tome is an unsubtle attempt to rewrite history.
News December 06, 2014
Greg Hunt’s hostile attack on the environment
As the government walks away from pricing carbon and dismantles climate initiatives, it reveals itself as our most radical in decades.
News November 29, 2014
What Mark Scott is really doing with the ABC cuts
Funding cuts to the ABC play perfectly into the hands of the national broadcaster’s management.
News November 22, 2014
Newman government courts Adani on Galilee Basin coal deal
As the market deserts coal, Queensland’s government is offering money to Indian mining giant Adani to exploit the state’s reserves.
News November 15, 2014
Luxembourg tax deals hard for G20 meeting to ignore
A timely leak of documents may finally force the G20’s hand on corporate tax dodging.
News November 08, 2014
Who is running green politics?
While the Greens fight over relevance, the movement from which they were born is going professional.
News November 01, 2014
Breaking the grid-lock of Australia’s power companies
Innovative battery technology will not only change the way we drive, it could also radically alter the way we consume electricity.
News October 25, 2014
Calls are mounting for Coles and Woolworths to have their ruthless conduct with suppliers and competition practices more closely scrutinised.