Jacqueline Maley Why does the Coalition hate koalas? That's all Environment Minister Tony Burke wanted to know.
Lenore Taylor The Coalition is considering offering $10,000 rebates to taxpayers in ''selected'' remote regions to boost their economies - a plan first mooted in negotiations with independent Bob Katter after the...
Judith Ireland Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step away from the Popemobile was met with surprise as well as understanding around the world. If one can't retire at 85, how could there possibly be a God?
Amanda Vanstone On the issue of trashing rivals, the PM says one thing and does another.
Peter Costello In September 2002, together with the governor of Mexico's central bank, I launched the 20 peso note at Banco de Mexico in Mexico City.
Chris Johnson Suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson has voted with the Coalition for the first time. Chris Johnson explains what it all means.
Jacqueline Maley AS EMBARRASSING photos go, it could have been worse. There are no cocktail waitresses in shot and its subject, the Deputy Opposition Leader is not in an especially compromising position.
Peter Hartcher THE question hanging over the Parliament last night was whether it is a place for solving problems or just a stage for noisy partisan posturing. It chose to disappoint.
Jacqueline Maley AS KISSES go, it was more peck than pash.
Tony Moore Anna Bligh has quit the Queensland Parliament in the wake of Labor's humiliating electoral defeat.
One of the disappointing outcomes of the even numbers in the House of Representatives has been the frequent refusal by the opposition to grant leave from the parliamentary chamber, known as a pair,...
Josh Gordon Our politicians continue to give us reasons to not believe in them.
After 16 years as the Federal Member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash will not seek Liberal Party preselection for the seat and instead turn her attention to becoming Shoalhaven mayor.
Paul Austin The parties refuse to discuss the second most likely election result.
Gerard Henderson On Sunday, the Gary Morgan poll predicted the election would end in a hung parliament. The previous Wednesday it forecast a comfortable Labor victory.
The Goanna Lewis Carroll could hardly have dreamt up the sort of marvellous hallucination that is consuming the federal parliament.
George Williams Last week on budget day the federal government released two independent reports on Australia's anti-terrorism laws.
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.