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We changed our government. But do media and voters need to change too?

We changed our government. But do media and voters need to change too?

After nine years responding to a government that rarely seemed interested in achieving much, and after 12 years of political in-fighting, perhaps we need to shift our approach.

  • by Sean Kelly

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‘Disgruntled senator’: Minister hits back at federal Olympics jab

Qld minister Mark Furner has brushed off comments by former federal sports minister Richard Colbeck about the Palaszczuk government’s Games progress.

  • by Matt Dennien
‘Sometimes you just don’t want to talk’: Pocock arrives in the Senate

‘Sometimes you just don’t want to talk’: Pocock arrives in the Senate

Pocock is a far cry from some of his brasher Senate colleagues, but the influence he wields drew an unusual spectator to his first speech.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Shedding colonial ties can take time, but the TikTok clock is ticking

Shedding colonial ties can take time, but the TikTok clock is ticking

We are living through an exciting period when history is being re-examined, and there is a heightened awareness of the damage wrought by colonialism.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
How John Howard and clinical psychology led Amanda Rishworth into politics

How John Howard and clinical psychology led Amanda Rishworth into politics

The federal minister’s sense of social justice was forged early in life, then sharpened by the juxtaposition of austere public policy against stories of great personal hardship.

  • by Anthony Galloway
From mavericks to minions: How Labor is neutering the teals
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Democracy

From mavericks to minions: How Labor is neutering the teals

Affable Anthony Albanese is a maestro of exercising power while seeming not to. Witness the artful thwarting of the teal contingent sitting on the parliamentary crossbench.

  • by Parnell Palme McGuinness
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Macho swagger, heckling and stale questions: a new dawn fails to arrive in Canberra

Macho swagger, heckling and stale questions: a new dawn fails to arrive in Canberra

Any change in the tone of parliament will take time.

  • by David Crowe
Sending a message, Border Force ship docks in Colombo to return Sri Lankans

Sending a message, Border Force ship docks in Colombo to return Sri Lankans

The ABF has transported 46 Sri Lankan men home on its largest patrol vessel – the first time people fleeing the bankrupt nation for Australia have been returned by sea and not air.

  • by Chris Barrett
We had a masked ball on our cruise up and down the coast
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Letters

We had a masked ball on our cruise up and down the coast

Age readers discuss the difference between the UK and Australia’s response to dealing with the pandemic.

How Labor will hit its 2030 climate target
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Emissions

How Labor will hit its 2030 climate target

The federal government is set to create a legally binding emissions reduction target. Its plan to deliver over the next decade hinges on two key mechanisms.

  • by Mike Foley
Emissions bill a win for ALP, but outlook remains politically inclement

Emissions bill a win for ALP, but outlook remains politically inclement

Labor’s successful navigation of a legislated emissions target through the lower house is a win for Anthony Albanese, but it’s not the end of the climate wars.

  • by David Crowe