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Two in three Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority staff 'could quit' due to Armidale 'farce'

Two-thirds of the public servants faced with moving to Armidale under Barnaby Joyce's "farcical" plan for de-centralisation would refuse, the workers' union said. Professionals Australia...

The trouble with Eden-Monaro

"The new boundaries take in much more rural areas than before, and exclude Batemans Bay, so if anything the electorate may have shifted slightly more...

Liberals unveil a line-up of newcomers to contest ACT election

One is Peter McKay, and the other Brooke Curtin, the first female to be qualified as an F1-11 navigator in the air force, who now...

Jeremy Corbyn's rise shows the ruling elites' true feelings about democracy

Once it became apparent that Corbyn could win the British Labour leadership, the real attitude to democracy of people whose primary commitment is to the...

Liberals are only half as good as Labor on the question of women

(blog) (blog)I often used to joke that if merit meant academic achievement then I should have been Prime Minister because I was obviously much...

No short cuts with political leadership

(This is on top of his earlier complaints that ministers whose portfolios include particularly unpopular cuts, such as Peter Dutton with the Medicare co-payment, Christopher...

Abbott is no jewel in the Liberal crown as the Victorian election nears

Scott Morrison's proud boast this week, when he told Parliament that ''stopping the boats is just the start for this government; we are just getting...

Tony Abbott remakes PM's awards in his image

Tony Abbott has remade the $600,000 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in his own image, with a line-up of mostly like-minded judges, including his publisher Louise...