Australia

David Pocock has only just arrived in the Senate and now he’s negotiating with the PM

David Pocock has only just arrived in the Senate and now he’s negotiating with...

He wouldn’t relish the comparison, but at the start of the Albanese government Senate crossbencher David Pocock finds himself with the sort of pivotal power independent Brian Harradine enjoyed during...
‘Teal’ Monique Ryan on the Victorian election and six months in parliament

‘Teal’ Monique Ryan on the Victorian election and six months in parliament

The Australian National University Dictionary Centre has just announced its word of the year is “teal”. Senior researcher Mark Gwynn described it as an “easy choice”. “The colour came to represent...
Industrial relations bill, Victoria’s election, and imminent report on Morrison’s multi-ministries

Industrial relations bill, Victoria’s election, and imminent report on Morrison’s multi-ministries

Word from The Hill: Industrial relations bill, Victoria’s election, and imminent report on Morrison’s multi-ministries. ...
how does this keep happening?

how does this keep happening?

By rights, Victorians marking their ballot papers in the 2022 election this week should be casting judgment on the unprecedented emergency powers enforced during the COVID-19 crisis, while also evaluating...
What Anthony Albanese wants from parliament for Christmas

What Anthony Albanese wants from parliament for Christmas

With the Albanese government now at its six months mark and the end of the parliamentary year fast approaching, it’s tick-off time. In a Monday speech to the International Trade Union...