The budget deficit we had to have
COVID-19 killed off any prospect of a budget surplus in the foreseeable future, but good fiscal management should see us ride out its economic impacts.
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.
Paul Strangio reflects on the ‘immense political legacy’ of his friend and former Victorian premier, John Cain.
The ties that bind Australia
Rising concerns about the environment and climate change mark the latest annual social cohesion report.
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.
A man of great Labor
It was a combination of circumstances and individual capacity that made Bob Hawke one of Australia's finest modern prime ministers.
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.
After the Kerch Strait – what?
Russia's aggression against Ukraine, in full view of the international community, signals a new level of readiness to challenge the world to respond.
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.
Learning from London
As Melbourne's population continues to grow, building more roads isn't the answer to its transport woes.
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.
Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules
With public trust in politicians low, it's time to look at making tighter, clearer regulations about MP behaviour, including the role of their staffers.
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.
Talent shortage, but mining far from rock bottom
Despite the shrinking pool of mining engineering graduates, the industry is crying out for new talent.
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.
Associate Professor of Human Geography and Editor-in-Chief of Migration Studies
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Senior Research Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Chair of the Monash Mining and Resources Advisory Board
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor, Transport Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Finance, Monash Business School
Associate Professor of Criminology
Professor, Ukrainian Studies
Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, Director of Bachelor of International Business Program
Associate professor, politics and international relations
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor in Sociology
Senior Lecturer, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics