John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University.
John Warhurst Disunity does more harm to minor parties, but some departing members have a future as independents.
John Warhurst Now that the national conference of the Australian Christian Lobby at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, featuring Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as a key note speaker, is over, it is timely to reflect on...
John Warhurst On both sides of politics Liberal and Labor should be committed to cleaning up their respective jungles.
John Warhurst The invitation to rank Canberra's 10 most powerful couples for last Sunday's Canberra Times was not just an opportunity to reflect on the couples themselves but on the notion of power itself.
John Warhurst Australian politics is particularly hard to read at the moment.
Arthur Sinodinos' transition from politics to business and back again can be a path fraught with peril
John Warhurst Arthur Sinodinos' transition from politics to business and back again can be a path fraught with peril.
John Warhurst Liberal blue is the colour of Australian politics at the moment, just what these Liberals stand for should not be overlooked.
John Warhurst There has never been anything like it in Australian political history.
John Warhurst Relations between the Greens and Labor have broken down at both the federal and state level. Last year the Greens withdrew their support from the 2010 agreement with the Gillard Labor government...
John Warhurst Factions are so embedded they won't be easily eliminated.
John Warhurst Government appointments have been in the news all year.
John Warhurst It has been a big year for the Jesuit Order around the world with the election of one of their own, Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina, as Pope Francis.
John Warhurst In both arenas the Nationals have made an uncertain start.
John Warhurst The political party system is crying out for new ideas, including more participatory democracy.
John Warhurst Kevin Rudd's 'lurch to the right' has given Christine Milne's party a chance to make a mark at the election.
John Warhurst Delays, overspends and mismanagement, but government projects are no worse than private equivalents.
John Warhurst T he negative reaction by the media to the retirement of two federal ministers, Nicola Roxon and Chris Evans, played into the hands of the opposition.
John Warhurst Federal politics in the territories looks like being especially interesting this year.
John Warhurst The sport that so many of us watch over summer is not just relaxation but a window into Australian society and politics.
John Warhurst The political year has been remarkable for its intensity and for its aggressive personal abuse. Various end-of-year assessments have condemned it as a grisly year full of personal abuse and character...