The economic future that the Treasury has forecast for Australia is, sadly, a nonsense.
Nic Stuart is a Canberra writer.
Scott Morrison's hit on banks shows his preference for stunts over meaningful policy development.
The Prime Minister has given a few hints he might actually take up his last chance to survive.
Let ASIO continue its good work. Don't mess about with our security agencies for political gain.
Australians are jaded of big announcements. We've heard too many, and seen too little action.
Here are a few predictions for the coming year, starting with Malcolm Turnbull losing his job.
It's easy to take a quick look at Peter Dutton and simply write him off. That would be a mistake.
Aren't you glad to be Australian? If you believe the numbers, you picked a winner. We're celebrating a quarter-century of economic expansion: 25 years of year-on-year GDP growth or, better still, 100 quarters without a recession since June 1991!
If you meet someone, anyone, who thinks Rudd's been dudded by being "denied" the nomination, treat them gently. They obviously prefer living in a world of fantasy.
This is perhaps one of the worst decisions to affect Defence in the past 20 years, because the structure is now askew.