Turning up the heat on climate-speak
The surging popularity of more emotive language regarding climate change is indicative of public sentiment, but context must play its part.
Unlocking remote women’s voices
They’re on the front line of climate change, but many women in at-risk regions continue to be ignored in global mitigation discussions.
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?
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.
Better candidates than BoJo
If Boris Johnson becomes British PM, the most likely outcome is a no-deal Brexit leavened with the rhetoric of past and future glories of the UK.
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: 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.
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.
Journalism's fight to keep it real
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
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.
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.
Proposal fails the refugee test
Fast-tracking visas for white South African farmers is a misuse of Australia’s humanitarian program.
White paper shows a hedging of bets
Revisionism? Not so much – the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
What we can learn from the same-sex marriage postal vote
You can’t just pin the no votes on migrant communities.
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