Federal Government

Report finds Australian parliament lacks real code of conduct

The Australian parliament lacks enforceable ethics rules, says a new report.

Federal Government

Party that once stood tall has become an ‘AntiClimax’

Opinion: Peter Leith says a once-great party has become a 'dunny cart'.

Federal Budget

What the budget (and budget reply) tells us about where the major parties stand on issues important to you

How do some of the policies Labor announced in its budget reply compare with those of the government?

Federal Budget

Experts expect Federal Budget to offer tax cut sweeteners

The federal government is tipped to offer tax sweeteners, including an extension of the middle-income tax offset, in the pre-election national Budget on 11 May.


Australians give big thumbs down to the public service

Report exposes a lack of faith in our major institutions, with only 22 per cent of Australians saying they believe politicians act in the public's interest.


What Aussies say about religion and politics

Fewer Australians hold religious beliefs and more distrust politicians, surveys reveal.


States hit back at PM over ‘misleading’ vaccine rollout

States hit back at the federal government over AstraZeneca vaccine as rollout falls 3.4 million short of 4 million target.


Sex, power and anger – a history of feminist protests in Australia

Rage and roar are two words commonly used to describe the events of Monday 15 March, when tens of thousands joined the March4Justice.


Bombshell Harry and Meghan interview reignites republic debate

Australians rejected the last referendum to make the country a republic, but former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has a plan to get it over the line next time.


US still reels from the deadly consequences of ‘alternative facts’

As Joe Biden is sworn in as president, the hate, division and conspiracy theories will swirl for years.


Is it curtains for Clive? What COVID means for populism in Australia

Given Clive Palmer's love of publicity stunts and populist policies, one might be tempted to see him as a miniature, Antipodean Donald Trump - but that would be misleading.


Why admitting defeat is hard for some

Tradition dictates the losing US presidential candidate concedes defeat. Why hasn’t Donald Trump done that?

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