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 Sometimes it's the biggest things that politicians don't want to talk about.
Lenore Taylor After this debacle, with an election just six months away, the Rudd ''camp'' must surely be folding their tents. But only after another extraordinary spectacle of Labor self-harm.
Lenore Taylor Day one of Julia Gillard's "turn the torch on Tony" election year strategy was derailed by Labor's continued Health Services Union trauma.
Lenore Taylor Surely now it's time to take stock of how politics is being conducted.
Lenore Taylor This should be the time to pause for thought. After a year of scandal, sometimes substantive, sometimes driven by the Coalition's determination to claw down the minority government, this...
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 While everyone's been busy debating whether Tony Abbott's alleged pugilism is real or a fit-up by Labor ladies wielding handbags, it's been easy to overlook the fact that the next election campaign...
Lenore Taylor It's not really surprising Tony Abbott has rejected Labor's demand that he boycott Alan Jones's radio show on the grounds that ''I am not going to ignore an audience of half a million people in...
Lenore Taylor The mutual admiration pact with broadcaster Alan Jones could backfire on the Opposition Leader. He should take into account a few things beyond the tasteless comments about the Prime Minister's...
Lenore Taylor DESPITE everything, Labor is likely to appear unified, at least for a little while.
Lenore Taylor A farmer in western NSW told me last week he was a Nationals voter and his daughter ''used to'' vote Labor. ''I don't know what she's going to do now,'' he said. I asked him what he meant.