Mark Kenny is Fairfax Media's chief political correspondent. A director of the National Press Club, he regularly appears on the ABC's Insiders, Sky News Agenda, and Ten's Meet the Press. He has reported from Canberra under three prime ministers and several opposition leaders.
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard remains resolute, determined to lead the government into the September election despite voter sentiment portending an electoral bloodbath, and despite a flurry of speculation both...
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard remains resolute, determined to lead the government into the election despite voter sentiment portending an electoral bloodbath, and despite a flurry of speculation both inside the...
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott must regret promising to force a vote of ''no confidence'' to bring down the government in this, the budget session of parliament.
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard was wise to avoid a clash with those great secular festivals, the AFL and NRL grand finals, when setting the election for September 14.
Mark Kenny Business is cutting jobs, and the PM may pay the price.
Mark Kenny It would be troubling enough, if Tony Abbott's shilly-shallying on electoral reform had merely killed off hopes of making overdue changes to the nation's electoral laws.
Mark Kenny Hypersensitivity over the GST dates back to Howard and Costello.
Mark Kenny Politician after politician has squibbed it, making florid gestures but avoiding serious discussion of the goods and services tax.
Mark Kenny In just his first 30 days in office, an impatient Gough Whitlam signed off on a vast array of reforms.
Mark Kenny The PM's policy record holds up well. It's her political skills that let her down, badly.
Mark Kenny Like a man running along the wrong side of the river, Tony Abbott needed to cross the industrial relations bridge at some point on his journey to election 2013, yet his reluctance has been all too...
Mark Kenny Gillard and Swan have tried to use this budget to make it as hard as possible for Abbott to enjoy a clean run to the election.
Mark Kenny Things are somehow different way out west.
Mark Kenny Setting the election date eight months in advance represented a calculated risk for Julia Gillard. So far, it has not worked.
Mark Kenny Around 2 million Australians desperate to see disability insurance become a reality are now caught in a political game of chicken with neither side of politics prepared to unconditionally back...
Mark Kenny The federal government's political skills are again being exposed as slipshod amid a messy prelude to a pre-election budget.
Mark Kenny Two distinctly different interests are hoping that the Gillard Labor government proceeds with necessary but unpopular tax changes in the superannuation system.
Mark Kenny The PM didn't relish a foreign affairs role, but she has excelled as a stateswoman.
Mark Kenny It has been said before that if it weren't for bad luck, Julia Gillard would probably have no luck at all.
Mark Kenny Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces an uphill battle rebuilding her party's shattered brand after Labor's crippling leadership crisis ended in farce on Thursday with a party-room spill devoid of a...