Jacqueline Maley

Jacqueline Maley

Jacqueline Maley is the Canberra-based Parliamentary Sketch Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

No certainty in election promises and unprofitable taxes

Jacqueline Maley It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.

At-home mothers face barriers going into the workforce

At home for now: Natalie Harman with her sons Arlo and Harrison.

Jacqueline Maley Most Australian mothers go back to work when their children are still young. But what is it like when they get there?

The rage of a new generation

Chris Gall.

Jacqueline Maley On the evening of May 5, Chris Gall and his fellow activists ran through the streets of the inner-Sydney suburb of Ultimo seeking refuge.

Turnbull courted for ALP cabinet

Rob Oakeshott (top) has Malcolm Turnbull’s ear

Jacqueline Maley Former independent MP Rob Oakeshott tried to convince Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull to become a minister in a Labor-led minority government ''rainbow cabinet'' he envisaged while negotiating with Julia...

Theatre of war: the next act is coming home

Lance Corporal James Duncan, Lance Corporal Craig Hancock and Sergeant Sarah Webster.

Jacqueline Maley Australia's Defence Force Chief, General David Hurley, knows better than most that while you can train troops for war, it is much harder to train them for coming home.

Paul Keating celebrates 70 years

Jacqueline Maley When Bill Kelty rose to speak at his old friend Paul Keating's 70th birthday party last week, he polished up an old anecdote unknown to most of the 70-odd guests in the room.

Paul Keating at 70

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Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.

Ashes furore: Hemline becomes a headline after solicitor barred from Members

Lynda Reid

Jacqueline Maley The dress was scarlet, but that, apparently, was not the problem. When Lynda Reid arrived at the Members Stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground on the second day of the Test, wearing her carefully chosen...

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Sydney University law students told get over exam woes

Education

Jacqueline Maley To some, it is a gross miscarriage of justice. To others, it is a textbook example of a middle class problem.

Hair-brained critics offer stars free advice

Jacinta Tynan

Jacqueline Maley The face matters, as does the decolletage, although the critic will generally deploy a far less polite term when referring to it.

O'Farrell out to trump PM on sports betting

Horse racing

Sean Nicholls, Jonathan Swan, Jacqueline Maley The O'Farrell government is calling for a blanket ban on gambling advertising during live sports events, as well as a crackdown on online betting, saying Prime Minister Julia Gillard's reforms are...

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Aged care sector united in call to pass crucial legislation

retirement

Jacqueline Maley The home care of tens of thousands of elderly Australians will be jeopardised unless legislation to address problems in the aged care sector is pushed through the hung parliament before July,...

Move faster on elderly issue: lobby

Elderly woman.

Jacqueline Maley The home care of tens of thousands of elderly Australians will be jeopardised if legislation to address the problems in the aged care sector is not pushed through the hung Parliament by the end of...

Premiers baulk at $14b school funding plans

Gillard

Josephine Tovey, Jacqueline Maley Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing hostility from some Coalition states after announcing $14.5 billion in new school funding that will form the centrepiece of her re-election campaign.

$14.5 billion over six years: Gillard sets June 30 deadline for school funding plan

Cover Pic from the School League Tables.

Jacqueline Maley Every Australian primary student will get $9,271 and high school students will get $12,193 each in funding under the Gillard government's school funding proposal.

Ita Buttrose named Australian of the Year

Ita Buttrose

Jacqueline Maley It's Ita. The former copy girl, journalist, famous lisper, editor-extraordinaire, has been named Australian of the Year 2013.

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Tobacco giant won't quit fight on plain packaging

Plain packagin cigarettes

Jacqueline Maley BIG tobacco company Philip Morris has been forced to release documents relating to a stoush with the federal government, after taking its fight against the government's plain-packaging legislation to...

New Year's resolution: accentuate the positive

Julia Gillard

Jacqueline Maley THE Gillard government bears no responsibility for the negative and vitriolic tone of political debate this year, according to the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, who admits the ''scrappy'' political year has...

ALP shifts office to avoid NSW taint - MPs

Julia Gillard

Stephanie Peatling, Jacqueline Maley LABOR will move its election campaign headquarters from Sydney to Melbourne for the federal poll next year, in an attempt, MPs say, to distance itself from the soiled political brand of the NSW party...

I give as good as I get: Gillard

Julia Gillard.

Jacqueline Maley Julia Gillard talks to Daily Life about her historic misogyny speech and how she manages the most important job in the country.

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