Ross Peake Is it too much to ask for political leaders to clean up their act?
Ross Peake The Gillard government's overdue admission about the state of the budget presents an old problem wrapped in new clothes.
Ross Peake THE salary package of the Australian Federal Police commissioner will jump by $100,000 to $650,000 after a sweeping review of the responsibilities of senior government officials.
Ross Peake The Gillard government cannot be serious about holding a judicial inquiry into the salacious scandal surrounding Peter Slipper.
Ross Peake Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke will be reunited with his former adversaries from the press gallery in a special event being organised for Canberra's birthday long weekend.
Ross Peake Tony Abbott has failed his team by overreaching in his claim that the Prime Minister committed a crime.
Ross Peake Julie Bishop's dramatic escalation of her claims about the AWU slush fund confirms - as if any proof was needed - that the Coalition's strategy is to deny the government oxygen for its own messages...
Ross Peake The opposition is failing to make a dent in the Prime Minister's confidence over the AWU slush fund row because it can't or won't put a direct allegation.
Ross Peake In diplomatic terms, Julia Gillard did some tough talking during her recent trip to Asia, which ends a bout of international travel.
Ross Peake Barnaby Joyce is building on his claim the carbon tax will push the price of a Sunday roast to $100 by saying a single cow or lamb could cost as much as a house.
Ross Peake It's not a good look for Julia Gillard when even some Labor aides are laughing about the ''S'' word.
Ross Peake One of the most tasteless terms used in the federal political arena is the ''killing season''. It refers to the final sitting week for a parliamentary sitting, when MPs sometimes decide to change...
Ross Peake Every day the Gillard government's crabwalk away from a surplus becomes more obvious.
Ross Peake It is a bad look when Julia Gillard doesn't back one of her senior cabinet ministers.
Ross Peake It is impossible for the Greens to win a Senate seat in the ACT at the next federal election. So why is Simon Sheikh bothering to mount a campaign that will use so much of the party's money, some of...
Ross Peake Federal Labor MP Mike Kelly believes the tentative results of the ACT election indicate Tony Abbott's scare campaign against the carbon tax will not prove effective in next year's federal election.
Ross Peake After being lectured by Julia Gillard for misogynist cat calls Tony Abbott murmured yesterday that the PM was "a piece of work".
Ross Peake The crisis over the speakership plunges the Gillard government into another period of uncertainty.
Ross Peake The charges against former health union boss Michael Williamson are a game-changer for Tony Abbott. The Opposition Leader is now attempting to shape this development into a potent vehicle to hammer...
Ross Peake Former politicians trashing their own party to sell a book is a bit rich. Especially when the retired MP owes his or her career to the party's patronage.