Jacqueline Maley

Jacqueline Maley

Jacqueline Maley is the Canberra-based Parliamentary Sketch Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Julia Gillard in Royal Commission hot seat

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Jacqueline Maley Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been grilled for hours at the Royal Commission into trade union corruption. Jacqueline Maley reports.

'A stressful period of my life': no killer blow as Julia Gillard revisits her past

Julia Gillard arrives at the royal commission on Wednesday morning.

Jacqueline Maley Julia Gillard let the unions royal commission know early on who it was dealing with. Asked to state her occupation, she said there was a list.

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Julia Gillard in Royal Commission hot seat

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Jacqueline Maley Former prime minister Julia Gillard has been grilled for hours at the royal commission into trade unions. Jacqueline Maley reports.

Margie Abbott: The first lady's first year

Margie Abbott and Crystal Barter speaking about Pink Lipstick day to raise awareness of Breast and ovarian cancer in women.
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Jacqueline Maley, Julie Power You can tell a lot about a First Lady by the causes she champions. In her first year in the job, Margie Abbott has backed op shops (for those with inexpensive tastes, happily unfashionable), women's...

The Abbott eyes don't quite have it

Former Prime Minister John Howard and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the opening of

Jacqueline Maley It was a very Liberal Party kind of ancestor worship. Three prime ministers, current, former and dead, all gathered in one high-ceilinged room, cosied together like a set of Babushka dolls, the first...

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No certainty in election promises and unprofitable taxes

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer arrives.

Jacqueline Maley It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.

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When Clive Palmer stands, propriety goes down the toilet

Clive Palmer

Jacqueline Maley There is no polite way to say it, but when Clive Palmer stands up in question time now, certain images spring to mind unbidden.

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Heaven forbid - it's as if Abbott and his cohort were blessed

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Jacqueline Maley It will go down in Canberran folklore as a myth, but it most certainly happened.

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Does Clive Palmer have a women problem?

Conflict of interest: Clive Palmer owes an explanation to the Parliament and to the people.

Jacqueline Maley Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has many politically incorrect quirks, but his alleged bullying of female Senate staff has observers asking: Does everyone's favourite jolly billionaire have a...

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Clive Palmer extends carbon tax torture

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Jacqueline Maley You couldn't say it was easy, and you wouldn't exactly call it fun, unless you're the kind of person who enjoys repeatedly goring yourself with a sharply pointed object.

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Pension crackdown: Welfare overhaul to hit thousands

Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jacqueline Maley Tens of thousands of people could be moved off pension payments, and young people would have their spending supervised while on the dole, under changes foreshadowed by a federal government review.

Opening art shows together: it's what good neighbours do

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Jacqueline Maley Relations with our Indonesian neighbours have been a touch awkward of late, ever since the Australian government got busted committing the international espionage equivalent of eavesdropping over the...

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Clive drives them crazy as inanity rules inside

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Jacqueline Maley When it comes to lifting versus leaning, Clive Palmer likes to vary his regimen.

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Labor's resonant line can hardly be heard over the Coalition's own goals


Jacqueline Maley It was one of the more memorable lines from last year's election campaign.

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George Brandis' whim on bigotry may yield to the whim of populism

Attorney-General George Brandis.

Jacqueline Maley In March the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, released the exposure draft for his long-awaited changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The government was still newish and un-bruised.

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Peppa Pig held aloft as sacrifice to god of prosperity


Jacqueline Maley If we are to fix the structural deficit, every Australian must be prepared to suffer hardship: this we all accept.

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Joe Hockey video from 1987 shows Treasurer protesting against university fees

Joe Hockey

Jacqueline Maley It is 1987 and the Labor government, led by prime minister Bob Hawke, is introducing university fees which threaten the free universal education introduced by his Labor predecessor Gough Whitlam.

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Uneven contest as Tony Burke takes on Bronwyn Bishop


Jacqueline Maley In the battle of Burke vs Bronny, it is a foolhardy punter who would back the manager of opposition business - a mere former unionist and member of the right wing of the NSW Labor party - against our...

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Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan brings pipe bomb into Parliament

Jacqueline Maley Two weeks later and it's safe to say the budget has not been what pundits might call ''well received''.

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Oakeshott asked Turnbull to be a Gillard minister

Jacqueline Maley Former independent MP Rob Oakeshott tried to convince Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull to become a minister in a Labor-led minority government ''rainbow cabinet'' he envisaged while negotiating with Julia...