David Marr The Gillard government is too scared to brawl with the bishops, rabbis and imams over equality.
The debate on the ACT's solar electricity generation scheme took a bitter turn yesterday as the territory Government won the in-principal support it needs for the third tranche of its solar program.
The ACT Legislative Assembly will embark on a ''root and branch'' review of the Self-Government Act, in the wake of reform to federal territories' rights laws.
George Williams The Gillard government's carbon and mining taxes are set to be tested in the High Court. These constitutional assaults will be launched by two of Australia's mining billionaires.
Cheryl Saunders There is no good reason for this referendum now.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.
Tony Wright Julia Gillard once spoke of having been a shy, reserved child who had grown a shell hardened by the rigours of politics and who had learnt the arts of ''holding a fair bit back, and hanging tough''.
Tony Wright Julia Gillard once spoke of having been a shy, reserved schoolchild who had grown a shell hardened by the rigours of politics and who had learnt the arts of ''holding a fair bit back, and hanging...
George Williams Australia's first referendum in 14 years promises a small, but significant change to the Constitution.
Stephanie Peatling Imagine if this Parliament finished with national disability insurance scheme signed, sealed and delivered.
Chris Berg If the government has its way, we'll have an extra question to answer at the federal election in September.
John Warhurst Supporters of same-sex marriage would be misguided to encourage a referendum this September.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has produced a minimalist industrial relations policy with a bold objective - to eliminate what he considers the biggest threat to a Coalition victory in September.
Tom Chivers The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner is an opportunity for the President to try out a bit of self-deprecation.
Mark Kenny Around 2 million Australians desperate to see disability insurance become a reality are now caught in a political game of chicken with neither side of politics prepared to unconditionally back...
Richard Di Natale My bill to introduce restrictions on the promotion of betting odds during sports broadcasts and programs such as The Footy Show has certainly evoked some passionate responses.
Michael Gordon Dejected federal Labor MPs have something positive to say to their alienated, disengaged and even hostile constituents.
Peter Garrett The School Education Minister responds to a Coalition call for Anzac Day to feature more prominently in the curriculum.
Rodney Croome I understand why some supporters of marriage equality support independent MP Tony Windsor's idea of a referendum on the issue.
George Williams A national vote on gay marriage holds the alluring prospect of providing an immediate way to achieve this important social change.