Nauru and Manus Island have served the Coalition well, right up to the election, but there are ominous signs that the music may stop leaving us without a seat.
Jack Waterford is the former Editor-at-large at The Canberra Times and writes a regular column
The commission, however searching, is destined to be an expensive distraction and waste of time.
Bill Shorten surprised his enemies as much as his friends with a federal election he almost won.
A day may come when Malcolm Turnbull will come to see the solid kicking he received from voters last week as the best thing that ever happened to him.
So what was all that about? Was there ever a more pointless election? Does anyone know what it resolved?
Bill Shorten appears to have grown in stature during the election campaign. Malcolm Turnbull seems diminished.
Uninterested, incapable governments should hand their budgets over to Indigenous people.
Can Turnbull chart a 10-year course? Can Shorten? The outlook's not good.
Don't die waiting for a serious debate during the campaign.
We saw a rare display of political bipartisanship recently. It's not a good thing.