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 the kind of civilised leadership transition no major party has pulled off in recent history - the popular long-serving leader stands down at a time of his own choosing ''to make way for new...
Lenore Taylor Like the unwanted suitor who appears ever more pathetic the more he seeks to please, politicians appear to be despised by focus groups.
Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey THE Gillard government and the states, including NSW, will back business demands for faster environmental approvals and the abolition of redundant climate change policies.
Lenore Taylor THE federal government's chief transport bureaucrat has written to Sydney Airport Corporation requesting talks on a second airport in Sydney, the first legal step in planning for a second site,...
Lenore Taylor FEDERAL frontbenchers from both major parties have categorically rejected a call for an end to the hourly cap on aircraft movements at Sydney Airport.
Lenore Taylor The failure to build a second Sydney airport is a decades-long story of political myopia and cowardice from both major parties.
Lenore Taylor REGISTERING a trademark gives the owner the right to exclude others from using it, but not the guaranteed future right to use it themselves, the federal government argues in its submission on the...
Lenore Taylor CHINA is more likely than the United States to provide global climate change leadership, the former Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull believes.
Lenore Taylor For the first year after maternity leave both of my children were cared for by a nanny. It cost us a bomb and we couldn't get government rebates.
Lenore Taylor TONY ABBOTT'S plan to extend the childcare rebate to include nannies would cost about $500 million a year, according to calculations by the federal bureaucracy.
Lenore Taylor THE outgoing Future Fund chairman, David Murray, has slammed the Gillard government's mining tax, saying it is badly designed and would only make sense as a stabiliser for the two-speed economy if...
Lenore Taylor I've endured many grievous challenges to my powers of concentration over the years. There was double maths on a Friday afternoon in a Brisbane classroom with a fine view of the Cloudland Ballroom,...
Lenore Taylor PEA and thimble tricks look like open, transparent exercises when compared with the way governments have traditionally funded the Australian car industry.
Lenore Taylor THE Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has described as ''bullshit'' his party's proposed policy for more scrutiny of overseas companies buying into Australian agriculture because it ignored the real...
Lenore Taylor In the best tradition of the bush mechanics, both Labor and the Coalition are making do with some very dilapidated policy vehicles.
Lenore Taylor FOR a billionaire who has been accused of ''poisoning'' the nation's political debate, the mining magnate Clive Palmer appears to have given quite some thought to the freedom of the media.
Lenore Taylor THE Australian Federal Police are investigating the leak of highly damaging video footage of Kevin Rudd repeatedly swearing and banging a desk, which triggered the escalation of tensions before last...
Lenore Taylor He's the Coodabeen Champion of politics - coodabeen Prime Minister if he had challenged John Howard, or probably even if he'd just stuck around after the Coalition's 2007 defeat.
Lenore Taylor THE Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce is pushing for even tougher restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland and agribusinesses than those advocated by his party, fuelling Liberal anger at Tony...
Lenore Taylor In the discontinued television series United States of Tara, Toni Collette played a woman who displayed different personalities when under stress.