If Abbott fails to hold on to leadership, history will record it was economics that did him in, writes Richard Holden.
What are the economic implications for Australia if Malcolm Turnball replaced Joe Hockey as treasurer, ask Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.
The nation has been transfixed by the crisis over the Liberal leadership and hence prime ministership since Australia Day, write Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.
Constantly changing the law after media outcries over particular cases produces distortions in the law for short-term political gain, writes David Brown.
A political leader always needs to judge when to push ahead of, and when to pull back to, public opinion, writes Mark Rolfe.
It's possible that foreign aid might do a better job at buying influence and deterring aggression than spending $12 billion on new jet fighters, writes Adam Lockyer.
The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.
While Senator Conroy's comments to Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell were offensive, what is more significant is the context that forced a distinguished military commander into a politically charged exchange in the first place, writes Gavin Mount.
The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards.
The business community may try to get as much out of Tony Abbott as possible, but do they recognise the clear differences between a CEO and a prime minister, asks Mark Rolfe.