Federal politics


The public remains in the dark on political donations, UNSW academic Belinda Edwards has warned. 

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As the terms-of-trade boom unwinds, Australia needs an enterprise-friendly push for productivity growth and competitiveness. But the fundamental lessons of the past appear to have been forgotten, writes Wolfgang Kasper.

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When it comes to the federal government and the Senate, bluster has begotten bluster, writes Mark Rolfe.

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Tony Abbott’s interview with the Washington Post has revived his problem of loose lips - but this time on the international stage, writes Mark Rolfe. 


Like dancing and singing, humour is another means for pollies to connect with the people although, like explosives, it can be difficult to handle, writes Mark Rolfe.