Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Gold Walkley award winner, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His latest book is The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made its Own Luck and Could Now Throw it All Away. His 2005 book, Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing Seven Trillion Dollars, foresaw the collapse of the US housing market and the economic slump that followed.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola, Jared Lynch Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has branded his government's decision to block the foreign sale of the sprawling S Kidman & Co cattle stations as...
Peter Hartcher Climate activists have praised Environment Minister Greg Hunt's work at talks ahead of this month's summit in Paris.
Peter Hartcher In an exclusive interview the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, reveals his big vision for the future.
Peter Hartcher, Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has used the same week in which the China-Australia free trade agreement finally achieved bipartisan political support in Canberra to warn Beijing against strategic expansion,...
Peter Hartcher, Mark Kenny Large economy enhancing projects including roads, urban public transit, ports, and water infrastructure should be financed directly by the Commonwealth in partnership with state and local...
Peter Hartcher On the evidence of today's Fairfax-Ipsos poll, Malcolm Turnbull has transformed Australian politics. But there are risks: just ask Kevin Rudd.
Peter Hartcher, Heath Aston Labor has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to sell out of his hedge fund investments in the Cayman Islands, in an escalation of its attack in Parliament this week.
Peter Hartcher Australia has scope to make more ambitious cuts to its carbon emissions after the initial targets are agreed at the Paris climate conference in December, Environment Minister Greg Hunt says.
Peter Hartcher Treasurer Scott Morrison says the planning, development and approval process is in drastic need of reform.
Peter Hartcher The man whose job it was to "stop the boats" has developed a new three-word mantra to guide his work as Treasurer.
Peter Hartcher Malcolm Turnbull stole Bill Shorten's biggest asset last week when he removed the unloved Tony Abbott. Now he has stolen the Labor leader's narrative too.
Peter Hartcher The new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is operating from his old office as Communications Minister, without full access to the prime ministerial diary, more than three days after winning the...
Peter Hartcher Labor leader Bill Shorten rushed this week to accuse Malcolm Turnbull of arrogance, but the harsher critique came from a former leader of Turnbull's own party.
Peter Hartcher Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership is a chance to unify Australia by leading from the centre, something Tony Abbott was never able to achieve.
Peter Hartcher Some of Malcolm Turnbull's allies are urging him to challenge Tony Abbott for the leadership this week.
Peter Hartcher The new law enforcement agency that came controversially to public attention on Friday, the Australian Border Force, is building a 5000 to 6000 strong body of officers, most trained for use-of-force...
Peter Hartcher Both leaders remain unattractive but Bill Shorten is clearly the "less repellant of the two," says Fairfax pollster Jess Elgood.
Anna Patty, Mark Kenny, Latika Bourke, Peter Hartcher Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to take action against royal commissioner Dyson Heydon over a Liberal Party fundraiser, as the union movement prepares for a High Court legal battle...
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott privately told supporters two weeks ago that he would not allow parliament a free vote on gay marriage, and was prepared to use "tricky processes" to get his way.
Peter Hartcher and John Garnaut The US has no strategy for dealing with Islamic State, and Australia and other allies should be demanding one, according to a key member of the American Congress.