Eva Cox Should Julia Gillard resign or be terminated as Prime Minister? My answer is a clear no!
Nicholas Stuart There's absolutely no doubt about the timing. Julia Gillard's office was informed, in detail, of the deal to bring in foreign workers at least a week before it was announced.
Mark Kenny Hypersensitivity over the GST dates back to Howard and Costello.
Mark Kenny Politician after politician has squibbed it, making florid gestures but avoiding serious discussion of the goods and services tax.
Rodney Croome The importance of Kevin Rudd's change of heart on marriage equality can't be overestimated.
Stephanie Peatling Kevin Rudd has joined the ranks of politicians who have changed their mind on same sex marriage.
Jack Waterford The personality, temperament, character and reliability of Tony Abbott is pretty much the primary issue that voters should be weighing up.
Chris Berg They say every political career ends in failure. But some more than others. All the evidence suggests Wayne Swan's sixth budget, released last Tuesday, will be his last.
Chris Johnson There are plenty of people in the current Parliament who, when they deliver an address, look more prime ministerial than Tony Abbott: the actual Prime Minister, for one.
Peter Hartcher It's the poll result that will shock the political class more than any other. A government has defied all convention by taking money away from voters in an election year. And the voters notice.
Jewel Topsfield It seems the Prime Minister is on her own when it comes to an education ''crusade''.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott came on Thursday not to demolish the Labor government as a tribal leader but to chide it as an adult alternative prime minister.
Mike Carlton Julia Gillard is so much better when not trying. Stuck behind a lectern, droning away at some boilerplate speech cranked out by her office gnomes, she is cold and remote, more than a bit prissy.
Peter Hartcher Labor's budget this week is like the pyramid of an Egyptian pharaoh, says one of the party's federal MPs: "Gillard is building the monuments for her legacy, and she's sacrificing us slaves in the...
Jacqueline Maley Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey thought he was having a good week. And he was, right up until the moment he called 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones on Wednesday morning.
Jacqueline Maley All writers know that books are like children. So it was no surprise that when Opposition Leader and author Tony Abbott faced the media on Monday, he clutched his latest literary creation to his...
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''.
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.
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...