It's time to get on with business now that the final votes have been counted.
The law of unintended consequences means many Canberrans on fixed incomes now need to be insulated from the impact of recent and future rate rises.
Abbott is right; it would be crazy to water down the gun laws to appease Leyonhjelm.
Addressing Congress in October 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford declared that inflation was "public enemy No 1", and he exhorted fellow Americans to reduce their spending and consumption so that unemployment might be eased.
We know from repeated accounts of everyday existence at the refugee processing centres on Manus and Nauru islands that the detainees' lot there is a wretched one.
Soul-searching is never easy. For the Canberra Liberals, the introspection will be particularly painful.
Saturday's election result demonstrates Canberra's clear and firm support for leftist political parties and rejection of the conservative side of politics.
Andrew Barr has been given a mandate to deliver light rail to the territory.
If Bob Dylan's words and music are sometimes derided as as appealing only to nerdish Baby Boomers, the more discerning view is that his is a distinctive artistic voice.
There is an alternative that seems more willing to listen to Canberrans.
For a social reform issue that apparently commands growing levels of public support, same-sex marriage has an extraordinary capacity to tie politicians and political parties in knots.
Forced to eat crow over his government's retreat on its greyhound racing ban scheduled to begin in NSW from next July, NSW Premier Mike Baird did the politically astute thing on Tuesday.
Donald Trump's unconvincing performance in the second presidential debate has probably extinguished whatever hopes he had.
It appears as if the government is, once again, trying to sideline and manipulate a senior public officer whose advice it doesn't like.
Concern over the proposed Hume plastic to fuel recycling facility needs to be taken on board.
Budgie Nine have let themselves and their families down the most.
The question of whether last week's blackout in South Australia was entirely storm-related or attributable in some part to the state's heavy reliance on renewable energy sources appears to have been settled.
Kerry Packer excepted, an appearance before a federal parliamentary committee demands a degree of humility.
If the community is to underwrite the $800,000 annual cost of an advanced performance program at the ANU's School of Music, trust must first be rebuilt.
Should we be calling Alan Tudge the Minister for Inhuman Services?
Digital transformation of the federal government will take time and the public service needs to learn from its mistakes.
While in most other aspects of society we encourage equality, inclusivity and accessibility, it seems public primary schools could be locking out some of the most vulnerable.
The enemies of renewable energy make hay while the South Australian winds blow.
There are good reasons to doubt the prudence of Tony Abbott's attack on public service jobs.
Despite arguing over the integrity of party donations before the election, at least all parties agree the ACT needs an integrity commission of some kind.
Should striving to maintain international educational rankings come at the cost of Australia's youngest students?
One of the ironies of the current debate over Muslim immigration to Australia is that followers of the prophet were visiting this continent for centuries before it even appeared on European maps.
It is a good move to stop property developers donating to the Labor Party.
Opening jobs only to former public servants violates the public service's core moral principle.
When rowing crew, there is a certain danger in trying to remove barnacles from the hull during a race.