Tony Wright Bob Brown is apparently hyper-sensitive to the 'subconscious' sexism aimed at the PM.
Shaun Carney It took a long time, but the Gillard government has finally decided to fight the Coalition on what should be Labor's strongest suit: economic policy.
Edward Santow The bill calling for marriage equality is doomed to failure. A full parliamentary inquiry would allow the arguments to be considered openly and with reference to the evidence.
Gerard Henderson The problems of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, turn not on her gender but, rather, on her authority.
Peter Manning Gareth Evans, the chancellor of the Australian National University, former head of the International Crisis Group and former foreign minister, is not giving up.
Katharine Murphy The mystery of what Anthony Albanese was doing off camera throughout the infamous Rats in the Ranks documentary was finally solved yesterday.
Katharine Murphy Tony Abbott is perched daily on the edge of his seat, a heartbeat away from stealing The Lodge.
Peter Hartcher The atmospherics were unpromising from the moment Rob Oakeshott walked into Tony Abbott's office to discuss the prospects of forming government after last year's election.
Heath Aston WHAT do you give the men who have everything? That's the dilemma the O'Farrell government will face when it draws up its Christmas present list and thinks about the Shooter and Fishers MPs, Robert...
Paul Daley WHEN she delivered the recent Gough Whitlam Oration, Julia Gillard famously set out to reclaim the values of the traditional centre-(but-not-too) left by evoking Labor's mainstream affinity with hard...
Labor wants an inquiry after ACT Liberal Leader Zed Seselja was repeatedly warned about failing to account for the attendance of his taxpayer-funded staff.
Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja looks certain to face an official inquiry into serious breaches of his legal obligations to account for the attendance of his taxpayer-funded staff.
Canberra Liberals' leader Zed Seselja now stands accused of allowing his office to be used to channel taxpayer funds directly into the Liberal Party.
Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja has been accused of allowing his office to be used to channel taxpayer funds directly into the Liberal Party.
George Williams The Premier, Barry O'Farrell, has won a major victory in securing Greens support for political finance reform.
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard receives little credit for getting major legislation through a difficult Parliament.
ACT Labor is sitting on a $41million poker machine jackpot through its affiliated clubs group.
Katharine Murphy The PM should do the grown-up thing and spill the leadership.
Gerard Henderson The term fog of war has become something of a cliche. In domestic politics, from time to time, reality is offset by the fog of delusion.
Sean Nicholls Liberal MPs who assembled at NSW Parliament House for their regular party room meeting on Tuesday were delivered something of a dressing down by the Premier, Barry O'Farrell.