Federal Politics

The Turnbull government's women cabinet ministers in 2016 were (from left): Sussan Ley, Marise Payne, Fiona Nash, Julie ...

The hidden (a)gender: Australia's egalitarian myth

Following his first challenge to Bob Hawke in 1991, Paul Keating famously said "there is something very healthy in public life about snatching it. There's a legitimacy about it, and I wanted to legitimise it".

Malcolm Turnbull with baby and beer, "Multitasking at the footy."

Prime minister's beer and baby outrage - fake news at its finest

It was easy news, if not exactly news based on fact. It all began on Saturday, when the Prime Minister went to see the Sydney Swans play, and posted on social media a photo of himself cuddling his baby granddaughter, planting a kiss atop her sweet head.