Malcolm Turnbull crosses the line on 457 visas

The state of radical dissent

Malcolm Turnbull, Gautam Adani and the Carmichael mine

Making the Reserve Bank a “people's bank”

Scott Morrison's pre-budget bluster

Exposing Adani's environmental and labour abuses

Turnbull’s muddle kingdom fails on extradition treaty

The Racial Discrimination Act’s section 18c charade

In defence of civil disobedience

Jay Weatherill’s energy showdown

Brandis’s plan for metadata in civil litigation

Colin Barnett's One Nation gamble in the WA election

Just as Barnett benefited from the disarray in the ALP and the backlash against the Gillard government in 2013, now he has the baggage of his Canberra colleagues replaying a similar script.

Flame war is over. If you want it.

The overwhelming negativity of Facebook’s newsfeed did little to assuage my growing suspicion that the 21st century’s great social media experiment is doomed to be remembered as a failure.

Coalition divides and stonkers

Paul Bongiorno
Abbott’s mantra that Turnbull is losing the base to One Nation is not addressed by aping her policies.

The class shift splitting labour parties

With the gutting and offshoring of Western industrial capitalism, the class order has been reversed. Knowledge production is at the centre of our economy and culture, and the industrial working class are, by contrast, multiply diminished.

Gaps in Turnbull's Coalition and credibility

Put simply, many on the backbench are fed up with the slack Turnbull cuts to outspoken right-wingers such as the Nationals’ George Christensen.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied and the Australian crucible

It doesn’t matter how moderate or modern or feminist or liberal or patriotic one is – if they are also proudly Muslim, they are a problem.

Parliamentary attacks reveal politics out of touch

Political attacks often thrill partisans but appear puerile to innocent bystanders. They reinforce the impression that the politicians are more interested in themselves than voters’ concerns.

Recalibrating Australia's Defence focus and budget

Rather than comprehending that the alliance aims for Australia to be independent, commentary assumes we are inescapably reliant upon the US for our security.

Turnbull's desperate fight to restore credibility

One senior Liberal doubts whether Turnbull would hang around to lead the government to a defeat. And most fear eventual defeat is more likely than not.

The need for a new political party

Fraser hypothesised that a new political force could emerge out of the ashes of the two major parties ... Its policies would be evidence-based and it would emphasise finding solutions to “wicked problems”.

Malcolm Turnbull caught out on donation and US deal

When asked why he wouldn’t reveal how much he had given, Turnbull’s answer was as opaque as it was shifty. On Channel Nine, Laurie Oakes accused him of ‘looking like a hypocrite’.

Systematic racism, dehumanisation and Islamophobia

What we are seeing now is an almost global trend of privileged and powerful countries denying safety to those who need it.

Turnbull in the Trump era

It is 16 months since Turnbull became prime minister. In that time, he hasn’t achieved gravitas, has not built authority, and has so far failed to prosecute a substantial political or policy argument of any kind.

Error nullius undermines Australia Day

It is a sorry fact that the day on which we celebrate our story, and our national heroes, is one that in part commemorates the exclusion of some of us, including other great heroes, from that story.