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Simple solution to solve Australia Day controversy

Simple solution to solve Australia Day controversy

May 9 would mark a truly national day – when a united Australia came into being.

  • by Jonathan King

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Lobbying in a pandemic: How Canberra's influence game changed in 2020

Lobbying in a pandemic: How Canberra's influence game changed in 2020

The halls of Parliament House have never been quieter and meetings typically held over coffee have been relocated to Zoom.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Taxpayer trips slashed: Millions saved as politicians forced to govern from home

Taxpayer trips slashed: Millions saved as politicians forced to govern from home

Politicians and staff spent about $4.5 million on travel in each quarter this year compared to $15.3 million in each quarter last year.

  • by Michael Koziol
Visiting Canberra, where things change ... but stay the same
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Visiting Canberra, where things change ... but stay the same

Almost a year since last visiting Canberra, your columnist takes advantage of newly-opened borders to rediscover the city and its parliament. 

  • by Tony Wright
Too many men in pin-striped suits
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Too many men in pin-striped suits

Why are we still governed by stale, pale males – grown-up private school boys in pin-striped suits?

  • by Jon Faine
The virtual Prime Minister keeps his trousers on but loses his head

The virtual Prime Minister keeps his trousers on but loses his head

The Prime Minister, quarantined with his personal photographer at The Lodge, attends Parliament by remote camera. It doesn't go well.

  • by Tony Wright
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It doesn't matter how badly they stuff up; in the Morrison era politicians don't resign
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Opinion

It doesn't matter how badly they stuff up; in the Morrison era politicians don't resign

The sudden outbreak of political stability is welcome, but it has bred political hubris and a new shamelessness.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Public service set to review harassment and bullying policy for staffers

Public service set to review harassment and bullying policy for staffers

The commonwealth public service plans to review its workplace policy for politicians' advisers amid allegations of bullying and inappropriate behaviour towards staff on both sides of politics.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Emma Husar says male politicians don't face the same scrutiny she did

Emma Husar says male politicians don't face the same scrutiny she did

The former Labor MP lost her seat after allegations of lewd conduct, which a party review found were not substantiated.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Private becomes public for politicians in a changed world

Private becomes public for politicians in a changed world

The tech revolution has dramatically reduced our private lives and correspondingly enlarged the public interest.

  • by Josh Bornstein
'It affects all Australians': Former MP Kate Ellis calls for reform to improve gender equality in Parliament

'It affects all Australians': Former MP Kate Ellis calls for reform to improve gender equality in Parliament

Former Labor MP Kate Ellis is calling for urgent reform in Parliament, warning female staffers often don't complain about inappropriate behaviour because they fear hurting the party's reputation or harming their own ambitions for a political career.

  • by Jennifer Duke