Julian Lee THE print media awakes today to find out to what extent it faces tougher regulation when the findings of an independent inquiry into media standards are made public.
Michelle Grattan The botched attempt to woo the former NSW premier to Canberra has damaged the PM's credibility.
Verity Firth A family wanted to donate more than $20,000 to help Aboriginal students at their local regional high school.
Mike Carlton And everybody praised the Duke
Peter Hartcher The head of the Australian Workers Union, Paul Howes, spoke to the Treasurer shortly before Wayne Swan launched his bitter personal attack on Kevin Rudd last week. "Go hard," he urged Swan.
Phillip Coorey As a follower of Irish politics, the Liberal Party's federal director, Brian Loughnane, is a fan of the acronym GUBU.
Luke Harding Putin last night ceased being an elected leader, but segued towards a lifetime presidency.
The Legislative Assembly's year ended on a bitter note yesterday with Labor and the Greens having Liberal frontbencher Vicki Dunne kicked off an important committee.
Paddy Gourley There's nothing quite like a tussle for the leadership of an Australian political party to bring out the worst in people.
John Warhurst There are many different short-and long-term perspectives on the surprise appointment of former NSW premier Bob Carr as the Minister for Foreign Affairs to replace Kevin Rudd.
Philip Lynch, Spencer Zifcak Victorians will learn a lot about their government's commitment to fairness, transparency and democratic accountability next week.
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...
ACT Liberal Gary Humphries has been dumped as chairman of the parliamentary Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee and replaced by a new Greens senator.
A meeting of ACT Labor's caucus this morning voted unanimously to elect Dr Chris Bourke, the Assembly's newest member, to the frontbench, taking on four portfolios.
The ACT Government used yesterday's elevation of a fifth minister to carry out a significant cabinet reshuffle.
Jack Waterford Ihave no idea whether the US-style attack ads being used by the Bob Katter party in the Queensland election will do his candidates any good.
As if she didn't have enough problems, Prime Minister Julia Gillard now has to find a new place to live.
Bianca Hall What's a local politician keen to increase their public profile to do?
Michelle Grattan The Opposition Leader has set out to prove to voters that he is capable of running the nation's finances.
Shaun Carney It should not be too surprising that the business and defence communities feel some discomfort with a Labor government, given the ALP's natural constituencies.