Federal Politics

Peter Hartcher

Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Gold Walkley award winner, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His latest book is The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made its Own Luck and Could Now Throw it All Away. His 2005 book, Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing Seven Trillion Dollars, foresaw the collapse of the US housing market and the economic slump that followed.

Malcolm Turnbull.

I haven't changed one iota: Turnbull

The dominant change in Australia’s politics in the last half-year has been the collapse of Malcolm Turnbull’s standing with the people. But the problem, he implies in an interview, is not him. It’s us.