Amid the cacophony of Parliament’s dying days, two things were overlooked

As the Morrison Government attempted to turn defeat in the Parliament into a political victory this week, two major developments in the policy and politics of border protection were largely overlooked, writes Laura Tingle.

The Minister, the tip-off and the union raids: Why Michaelia Cash is appearing in court

Federal Small Business Minister Michaelia Cash will be cross-examined by the Australia Workers' Union this week, as they fight to shut down what they say is a politically-motivated investigation into their donations to GetUp!

Women are flipping the script on Australian politics in 2019

A female rebellion is building in Australian politics, with women no longer toeing party lines and waiting for male leaders to bestow "merit" so they can run for office. Tellingly, they're also making choices that reflect their priorities — as women, writes Patricia Karvelas.