The ban on property developer donations is a huge breach in democratic and legal principles.
The honourable thing to do was for Daniel Andrews to stand-down one of his MPs for the vote to balance the missing vote from Carling-Jenkins who says she requested a ‘pair’.
Can’t we please stick to exporting vegemite, wool and yes – coal?
The threshold of debate in Australian politics has been sewer-low for decades, but the latest turn has added another disfiguring side.
Australian voting patterns suggest that although the overall dominance of the main parties remains, voters increasingly vote against a party as opposed to for the opposition.
Company tax will put money in the pockets of big business and foreigners while ordinary Australians feel economic pain
Turnbull still spins the well-worn fallacy that cutting taxes for the big end of town will create more jobs.
Various suggestions have been made for a new date from some significant event in the World War 11 Pacific campaign or the date (27 May) of the overwhelmingly successful 1967 referendum.
As a former Australian Labor Party president and advisor to conservative prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, Mundine is not known for pulling his punches.
But, for Malcolm Turnbull …instead of accomplishment he must have felt relief and embarrassment.
The weakness in the public perception of Tim Nicholls meant that while Adani should have wedged both him and Labor, it only seemed to wedge him.
The LNP leader's baggage made it difficult for him to fend off wedges from his left and right.