Federal Politics

Deborah Snow

Deborah Snow is a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and a former federal political reporter for the Australian Financial Review. She has also served as foreign correspondent for ABC-TV in Moscow and London, and as a reporter on Four Corners.

The more Pauline Hanson espouses her views, the more she will be seen to lack substance.

Hanson reboot: Deal with it

She's back, in all her tub-thumping, hyperventilating glory. That poses an exquisite dilemma for Malcolm Turnbull.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop in Perth on Tuesday 14 June 2016. with Malcolm Turnbull Election2016 Photo: Andrew Meares

Female DFAT boss would be a 'milestone'

If Julie Bishop is about to appoint the first ever woman to head the prestigious and powerful Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade she kept her cards close to her chest on Monday.

Tanya Plibersek "hands over" the Balmain peninsula - birthplace of the ALP - to Anthony Albanese  at the Sackville Hotel.

Plibersek passes baton to Albanese

If you're trying to worm your way into the good graces of the average Balmain voter there's few better ways than showing up in one of the (many) local pubs for a beer.  Especially if the evening is larded with sentiment.

A design based on France's Shortfin Barracuda has been chosen as the replacement for Australia's Collins Class submarine ...

Subs could be vulnerable to new weapons technology: Beazley

Former Labor leader and onetime defence minister Kim Beazley has cautioned that dramatic changes in military technology over the next decade could have an impact on Australia's $50 billion submarine replacement program, given the rapid development of unmanned submersible platforms that are better able to detect conventional submarines.