Lenore Taylor is chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a Walkley Award winner, a winner of the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in press gallery journalism and a former foreign correspondent, based in London. She co-authored a book, "Shitstorm" on the Rudd government's response to the global economic crisis. She has covered federal politics for more than 20 years.
Lenore Taylor IT WAS beyond John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke. And to date $12.8 billion has failed to buy it.
Lenore Taylor A brief detour through recent Coalition history reveals that Labor's campaign to paint Tony Abbott as a ''sexist'', 1950s-style Leave it to Beaver conservative was an undercurrent even in the...
Lenore Taylor When left-wing activist singer Billy Bragg started singing "There's Power in a Union" at his Canberra concert on Tuesday night, a good portion of his audience stared uncomfortably at their feet.
Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey CONTROVERSIAL secret polling calculating the boost to Labor from Kevin Rudd returning to the leadership was commissioned by the Queensland branch of United Voice, sparking a bitter fight within the...
Lenore Taylor and Phillip Coorey Queensland branch of United Voice commissioned secret polling on Rudd leadership return.
Lenore Taylor We go through this screaming match every time the government announces budget cuts, but it seems more hysterical than usual this time.
Lenore Taylor We got short-term budget fiddles, but also some important long-term change. The midyear forecasts show Australia's ''shift to thrift'' is starting, and for at least some of the right reasons.
Lenore Taylor If Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey sound like they are talking about different budgets when each shouts that the other is digging a "black hole", that's because they (sort of) are.
Lenore Taylor In a world where reality television has a powerful impact on reality, maybe a TV show would focus attention on the real situation of Australia's unemployed.
Lenore Taylor Dear 2GB fact checker, Here are a few ''facts'' you might like to check. For starters.
Lenore Taylor The carbon tax has helped to drive a sharp fall in the emissions intensity of Australia's power generation as coal-fired stations are closed, moth-balled or sell less electricity.
Lenore Taylor THE carbon tax has helped drive a sharp fall in the carbon emissions of Australia's power generation as coal-fired stations are closed, mothballed or sell less into the electricity market.
Richard Willingham and Lenore Taylor Fair Work Australia’s general manager has dismissed claims from embattled independent MP Craig Thomson’s legal team that charges against him were made to appease media and politicians.
Lenore Taylor MORE than half the allegations against former Labor MP Craig Thomson could be thrown out on the grounds that their statute of limitations has been exceeded, Fair Work Australia concedes.
Lenore Taylor THE ALP has made virtually no progress on its most important promise for internal reform: finding a way for party members to elect delegates to its national conference.
Lenore Taylor Most women watching Julia Gillard's speech to Parliament last Tuesday would have felt that silent cheer.
Lenore Taylor JULIA GILLARD and her frontbench say they are ''calling'' him. It started with THE speech that has gone viral, firing up fed-up women globally.
Lenore Taylor Sydney Morning Herald columnists Lenore Taylor and Jacqueline Maley dissect claims of sexism and misogyny with Tim Lester.
Lenore Taylor THE Coalition has pledged not to change rules allowing the import of the abortion pill RU486, as Labor seeks to draw the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, into a debate about abortion.
Lenore Taylor The danger for Labor is that this minority government will also be filed under ‘‘seemed like a good idea at the time’’ by the voters.