Peter Costello A big difference between Australian government and the US's is the way a cabinet is chosen. The US president can choose from an unlimited pool - a Wall Street executive to become treasurer; a retired...
The ACT Government used yesterday's elevation of a fifth minister to carry out a significant cabinet reshuffle.
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The ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher's office declared the Government's third "virtual community cabinet" yesterday a success.
Michelle Grattan PM and her ministers attempted to reconcile conflicting accounts of foreign worker deal.
Jack Waterford Nothing erodes effectiveness more than constant reorganisation, rebadging and reshuffling at the top
Mark Kenny Gary Gray is probably not the first frontbencher you would choose to channel Comical Ali – Saddam's insanely optimistic information minister who insisted victory was assured even as Baghdad...
Michael Gordon If politics was purely numbers Rudd would be made Prime Minister. But it ain't that simple.
Leslie Cannold Assurances that Abbott would not tamper with abortion laws are simply not specific enough.
Mark Kenny Doug Cameron is not one to take backward steps and wasn't doing so on Wednesday.
Mark Kenny Doug Cameron isn't one to take backward steps and he wasn't doing so on Wednesday morning when he made repeated media appearances variously explaining, justifying, and validating, what looked like a...
Judith Ireland Earlier this week, Joel Fitzgibbon, the member for Hunter and Jokes A Go-Go, made major fun of the fact that Labor MPs were given talking points.
Martin Ferguson Martin Ferguson AM MP – Speech to the House of Representatives
John Warhurst Efforts should always be made to take these preconceptions into account if a balanced outcome is to be achieved.
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...
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.
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.
Chris Johnson Senior cabinet minister Greg Combet has attacked some of his Labor Party colleagues as ''whingers'' in an angry and expletive-laden speech to supporters and donors, expressing his frustration at...
Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy Canberra workers and visitors to national institutions will be forced to cough up almost $74 million in new parking fees in the Parliamentary Triangle and at Acton over the next three years.
Jack Waterford Tony Abbott's plan to put a sub-department of Aboriginal affairs inside his own portfolio of Prime Minister and Cabinet has achieved some publicity as an evidence of his good intentions in the area.