Federal Politics

John Warhurst

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

Liberal Party campaign director Tony Nutt addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Thursday.

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.

Senator Nick Xenophon.

All aboard the NXT express

The likely scale of the success of the Nick Xenophon Team in the Senate elections in South Australia is without precedent.