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.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull’s spectacular elevation of “Australian values” raises questions about his own values. In particular, has he once again forfeited his political integrity?
Whatever the arguments for the changes governing foreign skilled workers announced by Malcolm Turnbull, make no mistake – this is about an embattled government wanting to send a strong political message.