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 Julia Gillard has again announced a policy designed in part to pick a fight with the Coalition.
Lenore Taylor What to do when your opponent is presenting the smallest of small targets - and successfully getting away with it - and the electorate has stopped listening to you? Answer: Pick a fight.
Lenore Taylor The Coalition has accused Labor of ''blind-siding'' miners with new laws empowering the federal government to stop coal seam gas wells and big coalmines that pose a threat to water supply.
Lenore Taylor New powers to stop coal seam gas wells and big coal mines that harm the water supply would simply give the federal government the clout the public assumed it already had, Environment Minister Tony...
Lenore Taylor Federal approval powers over coal seam gas wells and big coal mines will be extended under new laws announced by the Gillard government on Tuesday.
Lenore Taylor It occupied almost a week of political ''analysis'', filled acres of newsprint and hours of airtime, but the truth is the ''westfest'' at Rooty Hill changed very little.
Lenore Taylor Business groups are pushing to keep the carbon price - but at a lower internationally linked rate - in a bid to end the three-year political stand-off over climate policy.
Lenore Taylor Business groups are pushing to keep the carbon price - but at a lower internationally linked rate - in an attempt to end the three-year political stand-off over climate policy.
Lenore Taylor Big business is demanding Labor copy Tony Abbott's plan for a comprehensive post-election spending audit, accusing the government of ''budgeting by wishful thinking'' and losing control of spending...
Lenore Taylor Here's what Scott Morrison could have said in his interview with 2UE's Jason Morrison on Wednesday.
Lenore Taylor Pressure is mounting within the federal Coalition to abolish or scale back the 20 per cent renewable energy target, with Nationals senator Ron Boswell claiming his party backs his demand the policy...
Lenore Taylor, Judith Ireland A Liberal backbencher has accused his party of ''vilifying'' asylum seekers after the Coalition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, called for ''behaviour protocols'' for those released into the...
Lenore Taylor, Judith Ireland A Liberal backbencher has accused his own party of vilifying asylum seekers, after Coalition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison called for special 'behaviour protocols' for those released into the...
Lenore Taylor Australian sports codes would achieve better results and be better run if they increased the number of women on their boards, according to Sports Minister Kate Lundy.
Lenore Taylor The Democratic Labor Party senator John Madigan will introduce on Wednesday a private members' bill seeking to remove Medicare funding for abortions ''procured on the basis of gender selection''.
Lenore Taylor DLP senator John Madigan will introduce a private member's bill on Wednesday seeking to remove Medicare funding for abortions 'procured on the basis of gender selection'.
Lenore Taylor The Coalition will consider compensating big companies that are part-way through expensive refits to reduce their carbon price liability when the carbon tax is abolished.
Lenore Taylor The coalition will consider compensating big companies that are part-way through expensive refits to reduce their carbon price liability when the carbon tax is abolished, according to shadow...
Lenore Taylor The wildness sweeping Australian politics is fuelled by the fact that all the players now appear not just to be expecting a Coalition victory, but to be factoring it in as a certainty and...
Lenore Taylor Labor has accused the Greens of hypocrisy over their threat to vote down tax plan.