The conservative side of Australian politics has admitted the Constitution is "broke".
The republic debate has been trickling along at the same time as dissatisfaction with democracy and political elites grows and voters show a predilection for outsiders.
The last Newspoll for 2016 reinforced the basic political conundrum of this decade.
Economic racism against Indigenous Australians hasn't yet been consigned to history.
We don't have a budget deficit problem; we just have a spineless politician problem.
If mainstream parties fail to provide 'fairness', socially destructive opportunists will step in.
The attacks against the Human Rights Commissioner are ill-informed.
At last some agreement among the three major parties. All agree that it is not acceptable for a frontbencher to take money from a corporation with strong ties to the Chinese government. And that it is a resigning offence.
Who can we trust when it comes to allowing foreign investment in Australia?
The new voting system was supposed to prevent senators being elected on very small percentages of the primary vote. So did Hercules Turnbull clean out the unrepresentative swill in the Augean stables? No.