Mark Kenny is Fairfax Media's chief political correspondent. A director of the National Press Club, he regularly appears on the ABC's Insiders, Sky News Agenda, and Ten's Meet the Press. He has reported from Canberra under three prime ministers and several opposition leaders.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott must regret promising to force a vote of ''no confidence'' to bring down the government in this, the budget session of parliament.
Mark Kenny It would be troubling enough, if Tony Abbott's shilly-shallying on electoral reform had merely killed off hopes of making overdue changes to the nation's electoral laws.
Mark Kenny Politician after politician has squibbed it, making florid gestures but avoiding serious discussion of the goods and services tax.
Mark Kenny In just his first 30 days in office, an impatient Gough Whitlam signed off on a vast array of reforms.
Mark Kenny Gillard and Swan have tried to use this budget to make it as hard as possible for Abbott to enjoy a clean run to the election.
Mark Kenny Setting the election date eight months in advance represented a calculated risk for Julia Gillard. So far, it has not worked.
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...
Mark Kenny Two distinctly different interests are hoping that the Gillard Labor government proceeds with necessary but unpopular tax changes in the superannuation system.
Mark Kenny Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces an uphill battle rebuilding her party's shattered brand after Labor's crippling leadership crisis ended in farce on Thursday with a party-room spill devoid of a...
Mark Kenny and Tony Wright
Mark Kenny and Tony Wright How did the government leave Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in a seemingly unassailable position to waltz into the Lodge in September?
Mark Kenny Like the ubiquitous quicksand scene from the movies of his youth, the more John Howard struggled in 2007, the faster he sank.
Mark Kenny The push by the Labor party to make a change for change's sake is misplaced.
Mark Kenny While much of the world reeled from the banking and related property sector meltdown in 2008-09, swift stimulatory action in Australia, and our good fortune in being a major commodity supplier to...
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard's political troubles went from bad to worse on Thursday as her chief economic salesman first fluffed his lines on possible income tax rises and then quoted the wrong jobless number in...
Mark Kenny WHAT word best conveys Labor's leadership dilemma? Profanity aside, not many.