Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
Mark Kenny Hypersensitivity over the GST dates back to Howard and Costello.
Stephanie Peatling Cost of raising children up 50 per cent past five, new modelling shows.
John Warhurst Pressure groups and organised interests are the weathervanes of political shifts.
Mark Kenny Politician after politician has squibbed it, making florid gestures but avoiding serious discussion of the goods and services tax.
Josh Gordon Voters are sophisticated enough to recognise that Ford's decision to close its Geelong and Broadmeadows plants in October 2016 has been a long time coming.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's initial reluctance to score big political points from Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia tells us two things: the first is that he's a more measured politician than he...
Kenneth Davidson A clever budget? More likely it gives the Coalition room to wind back the welfare state.
Tim Soutphommasane It is simplistic to think we are entering a new conservative stage in our national politics.
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.
George Williams Last week on budget day the federal government released two independent reports on Australia's anti-terrorism laws.
Rodney Croome The importance of Kevin Rudd's change of heart on marriage equality can't be overestimated.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.
Jewel Topsfield It seems the Prime Minister is on her own when it comes to an education ''crusade''.
Tim Colebatch Save the budget or save the economy? That may be the conundrum that tests the Coalition's mettle.
Stephanie Peatling Kevin Rudd has joined the ranks of politicians who have changed their mind on same sex marriage.
Cheryl Saunders There is no good reason for this referendum now.
Jack Waterford The personality, temperament, character and reliability of Tony Abbott is pretty much the primary issue that voters should be weighing up.