Morrison's border scare campaign appears to be working. But the doomed Victorian Liberals' campaign on "African gangs" shows fear doesn't always work at the polling booth, writes James Norman.
The Government has lost a vote in the chamber of Parliament in needs to control in order to govern. What's going on?
On this issue Labor has always been on the backfoot — it knows it and under Bill Shorten it has been shrewd in carefully avoiding being trapped talking about it. But Morrison's government has problems of its own, writes Patricia Karvelas.
Scott Morrison will today reveal his plans to "degrade, disrupt and destroy" the impact of a range of security threats, while hammering Labor over the proposed changes to medical treatment for asylum seekers.
The underlying strategy of the Government remains to hold on as long as possible before going to the polls. But as is always the case in politics, there are some possible problems, writes Laura Tingle.
The Coalition has been using the (annual) debate about Australia Day as political ammunition. But this year it got messy, writes Michelle Grattan.
A woman will almost certainly be preselected to replace Kelly O’Dwyer in Higgins — even if a star male candidate emerges — but the party is so far behind that it simply cannot solve its “woman problem” at this election, writes Jane Norman.
The Prime Minister says he would have preferred his lack of hair to be Photoshopped out of an official picture rather than his battered tennis shoes, after Twitter users pick up on the clearly doctored image of him wearing a left shoe on his right foot.
The closure of the Maribyrnong centre is more than six-months after a mid-2018 deadline and comes as the Government steps up its attacks on Labor over border protection.
Here we revisit the 10 key policy moves, diplomatic clashes and deals that have shaped an interesting year in the complex Australia-China relationship.