Cometh the crisis, maketh the man
After losing public goodwill during the bushfires, Scott Morrison has been able to “reset” his prime ministership in the COVID-19 crisis.
A high point for arts funding?
More money is being invested in the arts, but per-person funding is down, and the federal government's contribution is exposed, according to cultural think tank A New Approach.
ScoMo: The first hundred days
This week marks 100 days since Scott Morrison led the Liberal Party to a surprise election win. How's he fared so far?
Time to walk the tightrope
Now the election dust has settled, both the Coalition and Labor need to carefully consider their next moves.
Defying the polls
Political science explains three reasons why the Coalition won the 2019 federal election.
'New low' for journalism?
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, a barrage of criticism aimed at Labor; News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
Federal election: Shorten's path to PM
Despite an inability to improve his popularity rating, the strength of the Labor leader's team could make for a successful government.
Federal election: Right-wing battleground
If Scott Morrison wins, chances are that the Liberals who have the most potential to harm the government – Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton – would likely also remain to haunt his agenda.
Order in the house
Anna Burke has represented unions and employers, contested (and won) six federal elections, and made politicians of all stripes behave in her role as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Is it time yet for feminism?
Julie Bishop is not only experienced, but also popular with voters. Why was she overlooked for the PM's job? And what role does her gender play in the recent events?
Steady as she goes for VAD
Voluntary assisted dying scaremongering is threatening to shut the door on important and much-needed access to VAD in other Australian states and territories.
Talent shortage, but mining far from rock bottom
Despite the shrinking pool of mining engineering graduates, the industry is crying out for new talent.
A self-defeating success story
A global program in which mosquitoes are implanted with a common bacteria is preventing the spread of viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya – and could help tens of millions of people.
Survival of the flimsiest
Despite the Coalition coming off second-best for the 30th consecutive Newspoll, PM Malcolm Turnbull is unlikely to face a leadership challenge.
High Court, low public awareness
When it comes to the highest court in the land, Australians are guilty of ignorance.
Dastyari done and dusted
Senator's resignation gives Labor some clear air – but another problem looms in 2018.
Lecturer, Communications and Media Studies
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Chair of the Monash Mining and Resources Advisory Board
Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford
Associate and Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security).
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Professor of economics and Deputy Dean (Academic Resourcing)
Professor and Director, World Mosquito Program
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences