By Stephen Brasher - 19 September 13:40
All but one of Australia’s first 20 prime ministers have federal electoral divisions named after them. The first, Edmund Barton, a prime mover in federation, resigned after three years to become a high court judge.
By Douglas Alexander - 11 July 8:38
Douglas Alexander's Notebook.
By Erik Jensen - 11 July 8:27
Julia Gillard was ousted, and now Australia has Kevin Rudd again: the party’s answer to hatred of the party.
By Glosswitch - 13 June 8:59
The party fundraiser menu that offered to "serve up" parts of Australian PM Julia Gillard was offensive, no doubt about it. But it's refreshing to see some honest, in-your-face sexism for a change, rather than the kind that flies under the radar.
By Liam McLaughlin - 23 April 15:43
His campaign was a disturbing example of politics at its most crass and exploitative.
By Alex Hern - 17 April 16:11
<em>Pokarekare ana / Nga wai o waiapu / Whiti atu koe hine / Marino ana e.</em>
By James Rose - 21 March 13:17
The party's historic machinery – its support from the trade union movement and its factional networks – is collapsing.
By John Pilger - 25 October 11:39
Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow.
By John Pilger - 04 October 9:12
The story of an Australian hero whose skin was the wrong colour encapsulates the tragedy of centuries of abuse of Aboriginal people’s rights.
By Alex Hern - 27 August 14:01
Dangerous restriction on liberty, or "unslippery slippery dip"?
By John Pilger - 08 August 10:55
Australia’s sports administration and Olympian “stars”, from Nick D’Arcy to John Booth, are sad relics of a racially biased past that produced Shane Gould, Evonne Goolagong and Cathy Freeman.
By Alex Hern - 23 July 13:45
Mandatory sentencing isn't so scary if you would quite like jail
By Nina Caplan - 20 June 17:28
The talent is there, if only we could get our hands on a bottle.
By Purwadi Soeprihanto - 30 April 15:09
What the outcome of Cameron's Indonesian tour means for relationships between London and Jakarta
By John Pilger - 22 March 14:20
Qantas, the oldest continuously operating airline, was also the world’s safest . . . until it got taken out of public ownership.
By John Pilger - 08 March 9:26
As commentators from Germaine Greer to Anne Summers fawn over the hawkish prime minister, John Pilger in Sydney wonders what happened to sisterly solidarity.
By Peter McHugh - 30 December 14:32
Simply scrap 2012 and move to 2013 where things can only get better.
By Grace Jennings-Edquist - 20 December 17:06
The problem in this debate is not people smuggling.
By John Pilger - 12 May 13:28
News Corp papers across the world propagate the myth that prejudice has no effect on the lives of modern-day Aboriginal people.
By John Pilger - 20 April 9:32
As Washington releases another wave of terror on a faraway land, the Australian prime minister is reviving the spirit of Gallipoli and preparing her country to play its old role of deputy sheriff to Uncle Sam.
By David Blanchflower - 03 March 7:26
As Melbourne debates the merits of the myki travel card and New Zealand recovers from disaster, some
By John Pilger - 29 January 11:13
Corruption and the cult of the market have made a natural disaster into an outrage.
By Nicholas Fearn - 27 January 14:07
Rain, hail and toxic sludge – this Briton picked a bad time to move to to Queensland.
By Jon Bernstein - 14 January 17:28
“I had more power before but I’ve got more influence now”
By Mark Stevenson - 13 January 10:40
As politicians get bogged down in debating complicated strategies to fight climate change, Mark Stev
By Helen Lewis - 07 January 11:35
The former pop star and cryptographer who knows how to save the world.
By Ursula Donnelly - 22 November 9:17
Potentially dangerous gases hinder the rescue operation
By New Statesman - 11 October 12:09
Presenter Paul Henry leaves job after diplomatic protest from Indian government.
By New Statesman - 07 September 10:26
Gillard's success ends intensive negotiations over regional investment.