Beyond the triangle

Federal politics often seems self-contained inside Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle. But when the Queensland Liberal National Party lost an ‘unloseable’ state election in January 2015, the Abbott government was shocked and Queensland backbenchers were disillusioned. Afterwards every prime ministerial comment and government decision was scrutinised more critically as polls worsened. Political momentum was regained following the Liberal Party’s New South Wales electoral win but many issues remained unresolved.

Tony's Curbside Counselling

Christopher Downes, The Mercury,


Reg Lynch, The Sun-Herald,

Ballot Box

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,


Bruce Petty, The Age,

Northern Australia White Paper

Harry Bruce, Townsville Bulletin,

Baird's Winning Hand

Rocco Fazzari, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Sick of Politics

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,


David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Sub Way

Sean Leahy, The Courier-Mail,

Environmental Lawfare

David Pope, The Canberra Times,