By this author
Life February 06, 2016
Why memories of a Scottish grandmother’s solid love and sturdy wisdom remain strong.
News December 12, 2015
Lucy Turnbull’s innovation push
A strong connection with Germany and investment in emerging technologies have seen Lucy Turnbull drive the innovation debate.
News December 19, 2015
Abbott’s plans from the backbench
Turnbull is fighting a rearguard action with conservatives who believe Abbott should return to cabinet, and maybe even the leadership.
News December 05, 2015
Why Turnbull’s COP21 Paris talks won’t save renewable sector
Malcolm Turnbull is signing up for global clean energy innovation, while pushing to dismantle the local sector’s funding.
News November 28, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull battles parliament division and twin cliques
Turnbull may be cruising ahead in the polls but it’s not all smooth sailing as the PM navigates a messy senate and internal tensions.
News November 21, 2015
Port of Darwin’s Chinese sale surprises US
Do US concerns over the sale of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company suggest those who question foreign investment on strategic and security grounds have a point?
News November 14, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull gives up on his beloved republic
Once the nation’s most prominent republican, Malcolm Turnbull is now content to let Labor steal the debate’s lead.
News November 07, 2015
Bill Shorten’s life with a 17 per cent approval rating
With an appalling approval rating, but protected by Labor’s leadership rules, Bill Shorten must persuade the public he’s a man of ideas.
News October 31, 2015
Turnbull and Morrison: the Coalition’s new power pact
With an alliance redolent of the Hawke–Keating era, the compact between Turnbull and Morrison is key to the government’s fortunes.
News October 24, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull versus the Coalition’s social conservatives
For the new prime minister, it’s time to keep his enemies close and the conservatives closer.
News October 17, 2015
Inside Turnbull’s media strategy
In an attempt to slow the media cycle, Turnbull has borrowed from US presidents: speak only from a podium, and only on big issues.
News October 10, 2015
The next phase of the refugee debate
As a mother and her baby daughter test the legality of offshore detention, Peter Dutton looks to the possibility of a ‘Philippines Solution’.