Amanda Vanstone is a former Howard government minister, and regular columnist.
Amanda Vanstone A seminar on vertical fiscal imbalance is not something many of us would sign up for.
Amanda Vanstone The minister has been the subject of some malevolent reporting. We should ask why.
Amanda Vanstone Politicians, journalists, indeed all of us, have a role to play in improving our democracy.
Amanda Vanstone It was a pleasant surprise to see Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten, together, in Afghanistan. Our troops deserve to have it made plain that we all understand their commitment and sacrifice.
Amanda Vanstone The guy paying the lowest rate of tax and the one paying the highest really are hoping it isn't wasted.
Amanda Vanstone From the media coverage, one could be forgiven for thinking Australia was to blame for the boat sinking.
Amanda Vanstone The Senate vote should be a wake-up call to the major parties, for several reasons.
Amanda Vanstone Under Rudd's earlier prime ministership Australia's once effective border control was trashed.
Amanda Vanstone Tony Abbott might be one of the luckiest politicians in my lifetime, but he must avoid Rudd's web.
Amanda Vanstone Australian television seems to be obsessed with humiliating people. And if If we keep watching, the media will keep serving it up.
Amanda Vanstone The asylum seeker issue is entirely of the government's making.