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Peter Martin The Treasurer must accept we have a revenue problem as well as a spending problem.
Michael Gordon Malcolm Turnbull is confronting two ugly realities as he responds to his own instinct and the pressure of others to end the suffering of asylum seekers in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru.
Alan Ramsey When the new Prime Minister was considering quitting Parliament, former Labor prime minister said the country needed him to stay on.
Responding to the latest incidence of politically motivated violence, new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck a deliberately different tone from that of his predecessor, Tony Abbott.
Far from making us safer, legislation allowing Australian citizenship to be stripped from dual nationals would make matters worse.
Politicians trying to show they care about football is a bit like mixing hydrogen and oxygen: the results are often unstable and can sometimes blow up in your face.
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Mark Kenny Tony Abbott's choice of media outlets to justify his position and his government's performance says everything.
Tony Wright Tony Abbott's interview with Sydney radio's Ray Hadley - a shouter, often, but in this case, a soother - was clearly so therapeutic it might have taken place on a couch.
The Treasurer must accept we have a revenue problem as well as a spending problem.
Tony Wright Poor Joe Hockey. He'll need to wear a blindfold if he's not to be affronted in the next episode of his career.
Malcolm Turnbull has a great opportunity to clean up the federal Liberal Party and inject some enthusiasm back into the party and the rank and file. As at today, the federal party is virtually defunct.
A white paper can represent the clear, distilled thinking of a bureaucracy, in which case it will be anodyne, or it can do its job. There's no prize for guessing which model's likely to be picked for the Defence white paper.
The new optimistic tone set by Prime Minister Turnbull has already boosted confidence. Now the challenge is to explain why we all need to get on board for more change.