Paul Daley

Paul Daley

Paul Daley, a journalist of more than two decades’ experience, has covered the national debate since he moved to Canberra in 1993. He has been a political writer, a defence and foreign affairs correspondent and a foreign correspondent for Fairfax newspapers, and a national affairs editor for The Bulletin. He is the recipient of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism and the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. He is the author of Beersheeba – A journey through Australia’s forgotten war.

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No political gap in righting nation's wrongs

Paul Daley Mind the gap. The monumental gap, that is, between indigenous Australians and the rest.

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Drawing curtain on grisly year

Paul Daley WELL, the really, really good news for most Australians is that Federal Parliament has ended for another year.

Basic lessons in maths and logic

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Paul Daley As Machiavelli and more than a few in the Gillard cabinet could attest, many are the ways to get ahead in public life.

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Baby bonus is still too generous

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Paul Daley AS MACHIAVELLI and more than a few in the Gillard cabinet could attest, many are the ways to get ahead - or at least not be left completely behind - in public life.

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Tanner's truths fall on deaf ears

Paul Daley LINDSAY Tanner has copped a super-sized bagging, from his own party and the media, over the past few days.

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When belief in self is a liability

Paul Daley IF FEDERAL politics really is a meritocracy, Tony Abbott would not have needed to effectively sack his unique parliamentary secretary Cory Bernardi a few days back.

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Now is the time for steely resolve

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Paul Daley THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom at the end of the 20th century was that commodity prices were destined to fall steadily and Australia's future prosperity lay in the development of knowledge industries and...

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Celebrating with good purpose

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Paul Daley PARENTS of boys know the dangers too well.

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Challenging party orthodoxies

Paul Daley HELP.

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Has Rudd given hope to Labor?

Paul Daley WHEN WAS the last time you heard Julia Gillard say with any sort of conviction that Labor could beat the Coalition at the next election?

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A tale of two political realities

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Paul Daley HERE'S a story of two political realities. Indeed, it's almost a tale of two Parliaments.

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Very last hunt for war criminals

Paul Daley IT'S NEARLY a decade since I found myself traipsing along sheep tracks, poking around dark forests and visiting elderly residents in grim Soviet-era housing tenements in the late European autumn...

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How to reform without changing

Paul Daley WHEN THE serious histories of this federal Labor administration are eventually written with the benefit of appropriate hindsight, the focus will inevitably shift beyond the paralysing Rudd-Gillard...

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Still mining that rock of ages

Paul Daley It was probably during the 1997 federal election campaign that I first became deeply suspicious of politicians who were desperate to parade their cultural cred with references to their favourite...

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Only principles can save Labor

Paul Daley THE LAST time Greg Rudd started banging on in a barely comprehensible way about his brother, Kevin, it was June 2010.

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'All' is all part of the trade-off

Paul Daley BACK IN the Mad Men days blokes had ''it all''.

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Someone, think of the children

PAUL DALEY I FELT a column coming on the very moment I heard the news that British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha had accidentally left their eight-year-old daughter at a country pub after...

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Labor needs a song and dance sell

Paul Daley I can't work out if the Indians are onto something. If you want to restore faith in Parliament as a public institution then give a few seats to truly popular and outstanding members of the community...

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Action overdue on warring Syria

Paul Daley IF THERE is a collective human threshold when it comes to the tolerance of evil in our world, then Syria's murderous leader Bashar al-Assad exceeded it long ago.

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It's time to listen to the doctor

PAUL DALEY THANK GOODNESS there's a doctor in the house. You just never know when you might need one.