The Canberra Times
Amanda Vanstone
Amanda Vanstone
Columnist

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.

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The votes are in the centre. It's not rocket science
Amanda Vanstone
It turns out that to have a shot at winning a seat in Parliament from a major party you need a credible candidate and some backing. Who knew? Picture: AAP
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Can the UN step up and do its job?
Amanda Vanstone
A destroyed tank and a damaged apartment building from heavy fighting are seen in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol on Tuesday. Picture: AAP
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Labor must clear the air on Kitching
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The late-senator Kimberley Kitching. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
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So, do we want to blame ScoMo, or get the facts?
Amanda Vanstone
The media ultimately decide what you and I get to know about our leaders and the decisions they make. Picture: Getty Images
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How do we judge 'brilliant jerks'?
Amanda Vanstone
Prime Minister Bob Hawke with his wife Hazel at the Australian Labor Party's election-night party in 1987. Picture: Getty Images
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It's not news when two politicians don't get along
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Who cares if Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison aren't friends, if they are working well together? Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

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