Introducing a draft bill to remove the carbon tax is a symbolic first act of parliament for Prime Minister Tony Abbott but he faces a rocky road in getting a deal done, writes Donna Green.
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.
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.
History demonstrates that double dissolutions can be tricky. If Tony Abbott does opt for that option, there will be many in the Coalition hoping that he’s got his polling right, writes Fergal Davis.
Tony Abbott's role as Minister for Women might just work to our advantage if he takes the position seriously and isn't just window-dressing, argues Lindy Edwards.
To avoid defeat of a referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the constitution, Tony Abbott needs to champion a community-led path to the ballot box, writes George Williams.
Although the asylum-seeker problem is highly politicised, it cannot be handled in a political way. Patient work with neighbouring states is the only way to stem the tide, argues Jenny Stewart.
Visiting New York for Leader's Week should be core business for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, write Jeni Whalan and Jeremy Farrall.
The Abbott government is likely to affirm the Indo-Pacific nature of Australia's strategic and trade outlook, writes Rory Medcalf.
The large number of micro-parties in the Senate mean we may be headed toward a double dissolution election faster than we thought, but there are ways to prevent this, writes George Williams.