The haunting of Parliament House

The haunting of Parliament House

If you were Anthony Albanese, you’d be asking yourself, is it me? Or is it him? Am I that boring, or is Peter Dutton’s charismatic presence catching fire? Either way, there can be no news worse for a sitting prime minister than to be told that more Australians would...
Building expectations

Building expectations

Long ago, we used to make things in this country. It was so long ago that the mere notion of the government intervening to ensure that we do once again seems like a radical act. The proposed Future Made in Australia Act might just be the largest policy agenda...
Feud state

Feud state

Foreign Minister Penny Wong appears to be choosing her words very carefully. A two-state solution is “the only hope” for peace in the Middle East, Wong told a conference last night, noting that “the international community is now considering the question of...
Mostyn wanted

Mostyn wanted

It’s always telling when The Betoota Advocate’s pre-emptive take is not far off the reality. The headline for the satirical outlet’s piece on the announcement of well-respected businesswoman and equality advocate Samantha Mostyn as our next governor-general reads,...
Par for the course?

Par for the course?

The details just keep getting worse. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted overnight that the Israel Defence Forces did indeed kill a convoy of aid workers in Gaza, including Australian Zomi Frankcom, calling it “a tragic case of our forces...