Mark Kenny is Fairfax Media's chief political correspondent. A director of the National Press Club, he regularly appears on the ABC's Insiders, Sky News Agenda, and Ten's Meet the Press. He has reported from Canberra under three prime ministers and several opposition leaders.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Tony Abbott fronted reporters in Parliament House on Monday 20 minutes later than expected, but nobody minded.
Mark Kenny, Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey will allow the budget bottom line to worsen sharply, rather than opt for new spending cuts, in the hope of encouraging delicate jobs growth and uncertain business confidence.
Mark Kenny and Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey has abandoned his long promised return to budget balance in four years time blaming many of the same external factors Wayne Swan used to cite, and for which he was roundly...
Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent Six out of 10 of Australians think Tony Abbott's Direct Action policy replacing the carbon price is an inadequate policy to address global warming, according to the latest Fairfax Ipsos poll.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has acted to stem his government's political bleeding over broken promises and deadlocked budget measures such as its unpopular GP co-payment, by conceding he had been forced to break his...
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Prime Minister Tony Abbott heads into the final sitting week of the parliamentary year on Monday with his premiership under its greatest pressure since he won the 2013 election in a landslide.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent For the fourth time this week, the Abbott government has resorted to sophistry as it muddles around trying to disguise what many are now calling policy chaos.Liberals and Nationals that is.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Differences within federal Cabinet over budget policy versus political strategy have raised speculation of tensions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Mark Kenny and Gareth Hutchens For Jacqui Lambie it has become personal.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe Tony Abbott wants to see strong and binding emissions reductions targets set at next year's major climate conference in Paris, following one-on-one talks with his French counterpart, President...
Mark Kenny The title Tony Abbott applies to himself whenever possible, is that of "the infrastructure prime minister".
Mark Kenny Leaders from the world's twenty largest economies have committed to historic levels of cooperation and transparency in a bid to dramatically raise growth, lift millions of people out of poverty, and...
Mark Kenny and Tom Allard PM's first remarks at international forum are surprisingly parochial.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Economic reform has proved "massively difficult" in Australia Tony Abbott has told world leaders while chairing his first session of the G20 summit in Brisbane on Saturday.
Mark Kenny The Abbott government is furiously spinning a belated justification for having feet of clay in the climate change debate and for ensuring the issue would not achieve headline status at this year's...
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the APEC leaders' summit in Beijing, holding him complicit in the downing of flight MH17.
Mark Kenny and Matthew Knott Publication of salacious personal emails between Senator Peris and Mr Boldon raise a storm.
Mark Kenny and Phillip Thomson Pubilc servants concerned of more to come as Tony Abbott reshapes the senior executive ranks.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent The federal government is crowing about the deal it stitched up to get its friendless Direct Action policy through a hostile Senate while killing off forever Labor's carbon price-cum-emissions...
Mark Kenny and James Massola Both motorists and service stations will feel the cost of the federal government's move to re-start indexation of fuel excise.