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National interest trumps popularity when it comes to strong leadership
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National interest trumps popularity when it comes to strong leadership

More than half the Australians surveyed in a recent poll could not name a politician who has had a positive impact in 2020.

  • by Amanda Vanstone

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Berejiklian's leadership goes from careful, then confident to cavalier

Berejiklian's leadership goes from careful, then confident to cavalier

The Premier has steered the state through a pandemic, but there is a growing unrest within her own ranks.

  • by Michael Koziol and Tom Rabe
Bowen tells Labor faithful the path back to government is through the suburbs
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Bowen tells Labor faithful the path back to government is through the suburbs

Opposition frontbencher Chris Bowen says Labor must do better to embrace the aspirations of suburban Australians if it has any chance of returning to government following three successive federal election losses.

  • by Rob Harris
The odd couple: behind Alan Jones and Tanya Plibersek's 20-year bond

The odd couple: behind Alan Jones and Tanya Plibersek's 20-year bond

Plibersek and Jones say the robust but respectful debate between them, which can occasionally get heated, is often lacking elsewhere in political discourse.

  • by Michael Koziol
Mansplaining is rife in federal Parliament, but do voters care?
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Mansplaining is rife in federal Parliament, but do voters care?

A Labor schism over climate change took the heat off the Coalition's ongoing woman problem, as exposed by Four Corners.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
On the misinformation superhighway, good political leadership matters more than ever
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Opinion

On the misinformation superhighway, good political leadership matters more than ever

Trump’s refusal to accept defeat undermines a democratic system for which people have literally died in wars.

  • by Simon Crean
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'Listen to Joel Fitzgibbon': Albanese facing unrest over his leadership

'Listen to Joel Fitzgibbon': Albanese facing unrest over his leadership

Deep divisions within federal Labor over climate policy have triggered fresh unrest about Anthony Albanese’s leadership after veteran MP Joel Fitzgibbon warned the party is again headed for election defeat.

  • by Rob Harris
Fitzgibbon quits Labor frontbench amid growing climate fight

Fitzgibbon quits Labor frontbench amid growing climate fight

Joel Fitzgibbon told caucus he will sit on the backbench because he believes the party is alienating its blue-collar base with its climate policies.

  • by Rob Harris
Kareem had 10,000 conversations with young Australians. Here's what he learnt.

Kareem had 10,000 conversations with young Australians. Here's what he learnt.

“Those common tropes that have been flung at us that we are disengaged, that we are complacent, that we don't care, they're just completely false,” he says.

  • by Caitlin Cassidy
Why Morrison needs to quickly fix the Liberal Party's gender imbalance
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Why Morrison needs to quickly fix the Liberal Party's gender imbalance

An analysis of women in politics that shows Labor has the edge. But it also shows things don't have to stay that way.

  • by David Crowe
Keeping track of this gravy train is a tough station
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Keeping track of this gravy train is a tough station

The urgent need for a federal corruption commission has been reinforced by some direct hits on the misuse of taxpayer funds by the Auditor-General and Senate estimates.

  • by Chris Uhlmann