LLOYD SOMMERLAD, 1919-2014
Frank Robson An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.
Peter Martin The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...
Tony Wright It's a crowded world out there. All those voices hollering for attention. Shout loud enough and someone may hear.
Matthew Knott Mail should be delivered daily in regional areas but it is fair to expect city residents to visit the post office more often to pick up their mail, according to Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss.
Cameron Atfield If anyone in Australia can lay claim to a solid case of voter fatigue, it's the good burghers of Griffith.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott thought about offering one of his senators a diplomatic posting. Not so much because he thought it would be a good appointment but because he wanted him out of the way.
Michael Bachelard One-time nude model, polygamist and schlock horror movie actress Angel Lelga smiles for the camera as a succession of poor women move in to be photographed in her orbit.
Daniel Hurst The replacement of paper-and-pencil voting with an electronic system could see Australians lose confidence in the integrity of election results, the nation's electoral chief has warned.
Mark Kenny Labor leader Bill Shorten has promised to be positive and has called on his frontbench to present the ALP as the party of ideas against a government he says is already running out of policy options.
Bianca Hall Mining giant Clive Palmer’s lead in the seat of Fairfax has narrowed to a tiny 45 votes, increasing the likelihood of a recount.
Philip Dorling On Saturday, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange could be a senator for Victoria and still be an exile being pursued by a US government determined to put him behind bars.
Julie Power The evidence in favour of water fluoridation is crystal clear and compelling for this Sydney academic.
Mark Kenny Bruised Labor MPs are bracing for a potentially hostile byelection as early as February in Kevin Rudd's Brisbane seat of Griffith, with party hard-heads conceding defeat is likely if the Liberal...
Deborah Snow Listening to some of Clive Palmer's anecdotes over a 2½-hour lunch, it's sometimes hard to suspend disbelief.
Phillip Coorey THE Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, has called Wayne Swan's bluff and increased mining royalties by $1.
Ross Peake A federal Coalition government would be more generous on road funding than Labor by injecting $5 billion to complete the duplication of the Pacific Highway, according to the Nationals.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has rejected a cheeky invitation from mining magnate Clive Palmer to join him at the footy tonight.
Phillip Coorey THE Treasurer, Wayne Swan, branded the Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce xenophobic as a brawl erupted within the federal opposition over the approval for a Chinese-led consortium to buy the giant...
Listening to some of Clive Palmer's anecdotes over a 2½-hour lunch, it's sometimes hard to suspend disbelief.