With the Coalition in power, why did the banks pick a Laborite as their lobbyist?
John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University.
Pauline Hanson hasn't changed. Political circumstances have.
Malcolm Turnbull should declare unequivocally that he is not a conservative.
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.
The Senate cross bench remains in the limelight as the parliamentary year draws to a close.
Just as governments depend upon the public service, political parties depend upon their bureaucrats, party officials, campaign directors and ministerial staffers.
A circuit breaker, that is a short, sharp shock to the system, is needed to reform many aspects of modern politics.
The Liberals may well be an election-winning machine, but it is a machine with a remarkable inability to elect women.
Talk of a potential constitutional and/or political crisis following this federal election result is at best premature.
Winners can laugh and the losers can please themselves? Maybe, but there are other ways of judging a result.