Morrison's epic fail
A crisis of this scale requires a willingness to generate bipartisan consensus, but the PM has struggled to put the national interest above party politics.
The ties that bind Australia
Rising concerns about the environment and climate change mark the latest annual social cohesion report.
A dog's Brexit
As Boris Johnson's tactics cause deep rifts within the Conservative Party, the UK faces a Brexit of radical conservatism – and plenty of risks.
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?
Why old-school climate denial has had its day
Ten years ago, politicians would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
The crimes of obedience
What conditions give rise to so many people effectively consenting to large-scale harm within a democracy?
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.
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.
Politicians fuelling the fire
Around the world, populist-nationalist politicians are stoking anti-immigration sentiment through scaremongering.
A sense of entitlement
In the past few years, some MPs have made extravagant claims on their parliamentary entitlements. So, what are they actually allowed to use the money for?
State election: federal failings spelt doom for Liberals
This year's antics in Canberra can be the only reason for the massive defeat for Matthew Guy's opposition.
The model of a failed strategy
The Coalition's seeds of destruction in the state election were sown long before its ill-fated campaign.
NT child detention: what's changed?
One year after the royal commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
US midterms: the houses divided
Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.
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?
Rebuilding the Liberal Party from the ground up
It's a mess and has lost its way in the modern political and social landscape. Nothing short of a complete rebuild can save it.
Palmer's political populism push
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – needs is more discipline.
What became of the working class?
Once seen as shapers of national identity, these days they're thought of as little more than disadvantaged. What changed?
Where to now for Melbourne City Council?
Melbourne’s defective city democracy is on show again with an election for lord mayor following the forced resignation of Robert Doyle.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
A world in transition
All the framework used to make sense of the world's problems no longer seems to account for what we experience today.
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Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Senior Lecturer, Spanish & Latin American Studies
Senior Research Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
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Senior Lecturer in Criminology
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Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University