Jacqueline Maley Like a silver-haired Beatle, Kevin Rudd was mobbed at the airport when he flew into the capital on Monday.
John Warhurst The Opposition Leader may regret Martin Ferguson's departure but shed tears for the loss of old certainties.
Tony Wright Put-upon Prime Minister discovers Tony Abbott's Liberal Party is waging a sexist war upon her.
Tony Wright Put-upon Prime Minister Julia Gillard, enemies lurking, is joining the dots … and has discovered Tony Abbott's Liberal Party is waging a sexist war upon her, and thus, the women of Australia.
Jacqueline Maley Last October, Prime Minister Julia Gillard stood up in Parliament, glared down the barrel of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's blue tie (the record shows he was indeed wearing one that fateful October...
Jacqueline Maley Last October Prime Minister Julia Gillard stood up in Parliament, glared down the barrel of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's blue tie (the record shows he was indeed wearing one that fateful October...
Judith Ireland Earlier this week, Joel Fitzgibbon, the member for Hunter and Jokes A Go-Go, made major fun of the fact that Labor MPs were given talking points.
Peter Hartcher When the union movement's new ad campaign hit TV screens this week, it took the Liberal Party - and many in Labor - by surprise.
Gerard Henderson Until the advent of the 24/7 news cycle, there was no clear role for former political leaders, including prime ministers.
Andrew Macleod We don't need new leaders of the two main parties, we need new parties.
John Murphy Political rivals must produce a coherent message from a mess of contradictions.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott began his public backdown on Thursday morning by saying: "Well, it is pretty clear the people have spoken and the electoral funding bill is dead.
Tim Colebatch Save the budget or save the economy? That may be the conundrum that tests the Coalition's mettle.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.
Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
Jack Waterford The personality, temperament, character and reliability of Tony Abbott is pretty much the primary issue that voters should be weighing up.
John Warhurst Supporters of same-sex marriage would be misguided to encourage a referendum this September.
Julia Baird One of the most explosive studies in genetics occurred when a Canadian behavioural scientist called Michael Meaney gathered two groups of rats together.
Tim Colebatch Only a diverse, timely and merit-based set of transport solutions can meet the needs of fast-growing cities.
Gerard Henderson Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Greg Combet appear to believe Labor will win the election.