Damien Murphy

Julia Gillard tells BBC sexist attitudes she encountered as PM weren't 'something Australian'

Damien Murphy Julia Gillard has told a global audience that the sexism she endured as prime minister, while taking a toll on her, will make it easier for the next woman who gets the job.

How the ball was dropped on gearing

Bob Hawke and Paul Keating at opening of the tax summit in 1985.

Damien Murphy The Hawke government helped sow the seeds of housing unaffordability in Melbourne when it backed away from abolishing negative gearing on investment properties, cabinet records released on Wednesday...

Cabinet Papers 1986-87: The struggle for indigenous land rights

Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

Damien Murphy The Hawke Government continued to grapple with the sensitive issue of indigenous land rights. In March 1986 Aboriginal Affairs Minister Clyde Holding told Cabinet that NSW, Queensland and South...

Cabinet Papers 1986-1987: Crocodile Dundee, 'Joh for Canberra' and the Multifunction Polis

Paul Hogan as Crocodile Dundee.

Damien Murphy Australia seemed unstoppable in 1986 and 1987 when the Hawke-Keating combo was at its zenith.

Cabinet Papers 1986-87: Leading the west in fighting South Africa's apartheid

Nelson Mandela with Bob Hawke.

Damien Murphy When Nelson Mandela died last month, there was much saluting of Australia's role in ending apartheid in South Africa. But it was a different story in June 1986.

Cabinet Papers 1986-87: Saving the rainforest

CABINET PAPERS 1986-87

Damien Murphy Saving the rainforest

Cabinet Papers 1986-87: Negative gearing almost axed

Bob Hawke with lei around his neck talks with Paul Keating in 1987.

Damien Murphy The Hawke government helped sow the seeds of housing unaffordability in major cities when it backed away from abolishing negative gearing on investment properties, Cabinet records released today...

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Damien Murphy The managing director of the ABC Mark Scott has ordered an investigation into the leaking of how much it pays star news and current affairs personalities and leading administrators.

Politicians have immunised themselves against pay cuts

Ted Mack.

Damien Murphy Australia's major political parties have become like two mafia families seeking control of the public purse for distribution to themselves, supporters, the special interests who fund them and for...

Ciao Bella: Sophie prepares to exit stage right

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Damien Murphy The unseating of a politician can be an occasion of sadness, even poignancy. Little such sweet sorrow awaits Sophie Mirabella's possible exit stage right.

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Detours ahead as minor parties claim Senate balance

Damien Murphy

Damien Murphy Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm's name appeared first on the extreme left of the NSW Senate ballot paper and he may go to Canberra as a consequence.

Mr Abbott, meet some of your new best friends in the Senate

Ricky Muir

Damien Murphy Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm's name appeared first on the extreme left of the NSW Senate ballot paper and he may go to Canberra as a consequence.

NEWSMAKER JAYMES DIAZ

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The Liberal Party's Jaymes Diaz marked the start of his pitch for Sydney's most marginal electorate with an interview so excruciating that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott called to commiserate.

Damien Murphy The Liberal candidate for Greenway Jaymes Diaz turned into a sort of national joke during the election, but could he have really been the Scarlet Pimpernel of the campaign?

Lazarus makes a late breakaway

Former Rugby League Player and now Palmer United Party Candidate for the Senate in Queensland Glenn Lazarus.

Damien Murphy The Brick With Eyes cometh. The Fairfax-Nielsen poll shows the Palmer United Party is polling as strongly as the Greens in Queensland and their 8 per cent support may be enough to carry Clive...

Left hanging: poster misadventures tickle campaign

Clive Palmer billboard in Rosehill.

Damien Murphy Memo to all political parties: don't put a billboard up when the circus comes to town.

Wentworth hero Turnbull sets sail for a worthy cause

Federal Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull

Damien Murphy The sky was a fine Liberal blue as the 16m yacht Moksha came around and started its run down Sydney Harbour. Mohmed Ali looked at Malcolm Turnbull and wondered who he was.

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Big gun returns to what he does best

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Damien Murphy ''Smith, the member for our district, died one day and we forgot all about him the next.''

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Murdoch makes his feelings known from day one

Rupert Murdoch

Damien Murphy Rupert Murdoch's main man Col Allan certainly came home with a bang this morning.

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Maverick who likes to bend rules

Alan Jones

Damien Murphy THE New Zealand-born reporter who caught Alan Jones in the act of grave robbing has a Chaser-like knack of skirting the rules in search of the bigger picture.