David Marr The republic once seemed inevitable in Australia, but these days it barely rates a mention. David Marr explains why the passion fizzled out.
David Marr She came down the steps so carefully: an old lady from London who is our head of state. She's game and cheerful but her face gives nothing away.
The language is more restrained, the fervour more tempered, the clamour less suffocating. But predictions Australia would remain a constitutional monarchy at least so long as Elizabeth sits on the...
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard, who turns 50 next week, is hoping her best achievements lie ahead.
Deborah Snow Even on a quiet Monday, having lunch with Graham Richardson was never going to be dull, though neither of us expected the somewhat surreal turn events would take as the afternoon wore on.
Phillip Coorey LABOR would vault to an election-winning lead if it brought back Kevin Rudd as leader, according to the latest Herald/Nielsen poll.
Peter Hartcher The Labor Party's national conference is the brief moment every three or so years when the faceless men show their faces, all in one place, all together.
Peter Martin THE goods and services tax will have to climb above 10 per cent over time and there will be no way of avoiding the topic at the October tax summit, according to one of the architects of the Henry tax...
Matthew Moore THE Barangaroo developer, Lend Lease, is set to seek government compensation before agreeing to remove the planned hotel from its Sydney Harbour project despite a request from the Premier to do so...
Matthew Moore BEFORE report authors Meredith Sussex and Shelley Penn had even boarded their flight home to Melbourne, all the major Barangaroo players were claiming their review as a victory.
Malcolm Brown MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN, who has suffered more invasions of his privacy than just about anybody else in Australia, said yesterday he would like to see a tort created in this country where a person...
Phillip Coorey THE government has flatlined, personal support for Julia Gillard has plunged and Tony Abbott is by far the nation's favoured leader, according to the first comprehensive national poll taken since the...
Jessica Wright TOM MOCKRIDGE is one of those bright lights that the former prime minister Paul Keating called ''his stars in the firmament''.
Tim Dick, Clancy Yeates THE Treasurer, Wayne Swan, yesterday widened the media debate by attacking News Ltd's tabloid The Daily Telegraph not for its methods of obtaining stories, but for its negative coverage of the carbon...
Michael Gordon 'HOW do you measure how much emissions we're using? How would you do that?' It's a question at the heart of Julia Gillard's campaign to deliver Australia a clean energy future.
Steve Dow Angry Anderson, hard rocker and frustrated balladeer, has told the conservative voice of rural Australia, the Nationals: ''You won't be able to hobble me.
Tim Dick A NINTH person has been arrested over phone hacking at the News of the World in London.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has suggested her plummeting approval rating with voters may not have bottomed out as she battles to convince the electorate about the benefits of a carbon tax.
Phillip Coorey LABOR would vault to an election-winning position if it chose Kevin Rudd to lead it once more, a new poll suggests.
Jessica Wright The five-cent coin should be scrapped because it is too expensive to make and a nuisance, the Royal Australian Mint says. And the federal government is considering dumping it.