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Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death
September 13, 2022

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death

By Rod McGuirk
Albanese wants an Australian president to replace the British monarch as the nation’s head of state. But he has brushed off questions about creating an Australian republic since the queen’s death.

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy
August 24, 2022

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy

By Patricia O’Brien
The wider reckoning about Morrison’s misdeeds, and how he came to rise to the heights of power in the first place, is going to be deeply uncomfortable.
Former Australia PM Says Secret Powers Were Needed in Crisis
August 18, 2022

Former Australia PM Says Secret Powers Were Needed in Crisis

By Associated Press
While serving as prime minister, Scott Morrison also secretly appointed himself to five ministerial roles – without telling even the existing ministers.

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority
August 15, 2022

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority

By Grant Wyeth
Sydney has the second least affordable housing market in the world, and it’s not much better elsewhere in the country.

Queensland: A Political Conundrum 
July 12, 2022

Queensland: A Political Conundrum 

By Grant Wyeth
What explains Queensland's unique -- and divergent -- political choices at the state and federal levels?

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia
May 31, 2022

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Preferential voting has been harnessed effectively to create a change that invested actors – in major political parties and the media – find disconcerting.

Australian Prime Minister Calls Election for May 21
April 11, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Calls Election for May 21

By Rod McGuirk
Morrison's Liberal Party-led coalition is behind in most opinion polls, but many analysts predict a tight result.
Australia Beyond the Language of Luck
April 07, 2022

Australia Beyond the Language of Luck

By Grant Wyeth
Cultural sophistication and economic complexity need to be understood as intrinsically linked. It’s time for Australia to take language learning more seriously.

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?
April 01, 2022

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given disastrous bushfires, floods, and global humiliation on climate policy during Morrison’s tenure, it’s possible Australians will be ready to make a shift.

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy
March 18, 2022

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy

By Elena Collinson
The Coalition government is highlighting China as a major campaign issue, but in reality the China policies of the Liberal and Labor parties are nearly identical.

Can Ukraine Change Australia’s Attitude Toward Refugees?
March 17, 2022

Can Ukraine Change Australia’s Attitude Toward Refugees?

By Grant Wyeth
There is a notable shift in public sentiment toward refugees in Australia in response to the Ukraine crisis.
Scott Morrison Called ‘Hypocrite and Liar’ in Leaked Texts By Political Allies
February 08, 2022

Scott Morrison Called ‘Hypocrite and Liar’ in Leaked Texts By Political Allies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The prime minister was called a “complete psycho” and other unflattering things by allies and adversaries alike as intra-party divisions continue to roil Australian politics. 

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