The Federal Government is looking desperate in its public bashing of energy company AGL, writes Michelle Grattan.
The government has lost further ground in Newspoll, now trailing Labor 46-54% in two-party terms, in the wake of the crisis over citizenship.
Let’s get one point straight. The crisis around Barnaby Joyce has been caused by one simple oversight by one person. Joyce was careless in not properly checking whether he complied with the citizenship requirement of the Australian Constitution.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had a big win in his push to reform the NSW Liberal Party, while another Newspoll shows federal Labor holding a solid lead.
As tensions swirl around Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Michelle Grattan assesses the damage to him and to previously untouchable minister Christopher Pyne.
Christopher Pyne's self-indulgence damages Malcolm Turnbull because it reinforces the fears of the party's right-wing malcontents, argues Michelle Grattan.
Australia's political response to the terrorism threat has entered a new phase, argues Michelle Grattan.