Mark Kenny 7:39 AM Bill Shorten will take significantly steeper emissions cuts to the 2016 election than the Turnbull government, ensuring climate change policy will once again be a key battleground issue for voters.
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Nicole Hasham 3:25 PM It is a "nonsense" to claim deep emissions cuts would smash the economy while ignoring the economic cost of floods, heatwaves, and other climate change fallout, an expert says, as the Turnbull government and industry attacked Labor's plan to dramatically slash greenhouse gas pollution.
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders 12:15 AM Independent MP Andrew Wilkie will stare down Australia's most powerful gaming lobby and face bankruptcy rather than apologise over his comments about an alleged industry donation to former politician Peter Garrett.
Comment & Analysis
Peter Marshall and Victoria McKenzie-McHarg There are no climate change sceptics at the end of a fire hose. Australia's firefighters know from first-hand experience that climate change has led to more frequent and more intense fires. It has also made our fire seasons longer.
Duncan McDonnell Pauline Hanson, Minister for Immigration in the Liberal-One Nation coalition, looks into the camera and says: "Australia is closed for asylum seekers coming by boat."
Waleed Aly Force will not wipe out Islamic State because it is a byproduct of a much bigger conflict that needs to be resolved first.
Mark Kenny The proxy wars being fought by regional and global powers have a domestic component.
Ben Saul Australian tourists, expats, companies, diplomats and embassies are all vulnerable targets for rootless ex-Australian terrorists.
The former prime minister appears to still have hopes of a comeback, counting on benefiting from ideological conflicts between Liberals.
It is such a relief to have a leader who uses intelligence to connect with the rest of us.
Tony Wright Tony Abbott may have lost the prime ministership, but he'll never, it seems, lose his fondness for a spot of shirt-fronting.
Mark Kenny In the early to mid-90s, the productivity improvements identified by the then landmark Hilmer Review of competition laws were responsible for a significant 2 to 2.5 per cent increase in economic growth, once implemented.
Moving Tom Roberts' "enormous" Big Picture from Parliament House to the National Gallery took seven days and a team of staff.
Mention super and everyone over 50 pricks up their ears, while everyone under 50 wonders what's on telly tonight.
Judith Ireland Malcolm Turnbull's message wasn't just going out to the nation, but several metres away, to his predecessor.
Mark Kenny Labor's trip to the well for yet another dip at tobacco excise feels like the lazy option for budget repair and overly simple politics.Until that is, you listen to the arguments because frankly, they are compelling.
For Fairfax political photographer Andrew Meares, a dinner in Berlin turned into a week of terror after attacks ripped through the heart of Paris.
"Political" means "populist" when it comes to blocking the sale of assets to foreign buyers.
Hugh White Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.
Stephanie Peatling Welcome to the first day of the last sitting fortnight of the year. There's a little bit of Christmas in the air as well as the usual suspects such as tax and terrorism. A heady mix.