Federal Politics

John Warhurst

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University.

David Morrison, 2016's Australian of the Year choice, copped criticism from some quarters for being too activist.

Who represents us matters more than ever

Who we are as a nation and having representatives who are one of us are closely related ideas. From now until Australia Day there will be increased reflection on these questions.

Liberal Party director Tony Nutt.

Party bureaucrat-speak

Just as governments depend upon the public service, political parties depend upon their bureaucrats, party officials, campaign directors and ministerial staffers.

Mr Turnbull and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop during photos on the front steps of Government House.

Women Liberals low priority

The Liberals may well be an election-winning machine, but it is a machine with a remarkable inability to elect women.