Of the arguments against broadening the definition of marriage, Tony Abbott has found the most circular.
The Defence Department has pulled the wool over one of its ministers' eyes.
There's a strong case for increasing the lower income-tax thresholds, despite the costs.
If there is no marriage equality, there should be no marriage law at all.
Unfortunately the downsizing that threatens many workers doesn't extend to human resources sections.
What's in the public interest isn't always what the public's interested in.
After a decade of feckless negation, the last thing this country can afford is more of the same.
Parliament House is getting a new fence. Not that you'd know about it.
The world has been stood on its head here in Canberra.
The push for votes seems stuck in first gear and threatened by apathy.
Damaging this important part of our built heritage seems utterly shameless.
Joel Fitzgibbon, in Malcolm Turnbull's estimation, is emblematic of Labor's dilemma.
Governments must legislate to stop our intimate personal details being sold for gain.
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".
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.
The Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader picture themselves as the stars in a movie, antagonists locked in a titanic struggle, and today's poll gives the people's verdict on the fight: the people would prefer a different movie.
Whatever is holding Malcolm Turnbull and his government behind in the polls so consistently, it doesn't seem to be their handling of the economy.
Some of the favourite activities for children at our national intuitions are oversubscribed.
The right has been all over the shop on energy policy for decades.
The dispute undermined Australia's claim to be an upstanding member of the international community.
When the High Court interprets the constitution, expect the unexpected.
If the Parliament abdicates its rights, why should the High Court care?
Peter Dutton is the latest Australian official to find himself accused of cack-handedness in the deployment of a language test to keep unwanted immigrants at bay.
Bizarre, bespoke, benighted. The postal survey may well be all these things, but it is also legal.
As your regular, every day, garden-variety human is being forced to hop through more and more hoops to successfully interact with the government, standards appear to be as relaxed as ever for MPs.
Canberra has attracted excellent preselection candidates in the past. Hopefully, we'll avoid party hacks.
Of all the various arguments against the postal survey, the best is that it represents the government's deliberate circumnavigation of the Parliament.
Australia's energy grid remains messy, ad hoc, stridently politicised and subject to an uncertain outlook.
Our static, outdated, parliamentary democracy is no longer working.
The parliamentary citizenship frenzy gripping Canberra in recent weeks suddenly feels a bit anti-climactic.
The hurly-burly of the 2016 election campaign, as seen through the eyes of Fairfax reporters and photographers.