Josh Taylor

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Captain Rudd steers Australia into new depths of shame

Bribing Papua New Guinea to take our refugees may seem an unimaginable course for a civilised country to take. But this is Australia. We do …

Which Kevin Rudd will the voters remember?

<b>Early polls suggest many voters are remembering Kevin Rudd at his best. The challenge for Tony Abbott is reminding them of his worst, writes Barrie</b> …

Kevin Rudd's boat fix shows good sense has sailed

Australia’s asylum policy “solutions” arrive just before elections. There’s a clue right there about exactly what they are trying to “solve”.<p>Kevin …

Ed Husic: From first-term MP to Labor's NBN champion

Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband Ed Husic has had a meteoric rise through parliament in just three years to take on the role of selling the …

Tony Abbott takes a fall in the battle of the 'stunt' men

A weird thing has happened since Kevin Rudd’s return. He and Tony Abbott are using the same talking points. But they’re working better for Kevin.<p>Rudd …

The remarkable Rudd has a plan to stay

<b>The ALP may have reinstated Kevin Rudd as party leader in a bid to save the furniture, but the party should have known it would not end there. Kevin</b> …

Ashbygate: the great disappearing scandal about to roar back into life

“He is heterosexual. He is heterosexual,” says Inge Slipper as a forlorn Peter Slipper peers over her shoulder. She may be the last person in …

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How similar to real life politics is House of Cards?

Francis Underwood is one of those characters who has politics tragics at hello. The House of Cards congressman is the politician we would all write …

Tony Abbott, you have plenty of reasons to debate Kevin Rudd. Here are some

Tony Abbott has been on a monumental sulk since September 2010. He has become Mr Rabbit, forever looking for a bolthole.<p>His press conferences end …

Rudd the outsider proves revenge of the nerds is sweet

''Mr Abbott, I think it's time you demonstrated to the country you had a bit of ticker on this,'' Rudd said. ''I mean, he's the boxing blue, I'm the, …

Swan's good economics blurred by bad politics

<b>Wayne Swan kept Australia's economy roaring through tough economic conditions, but that he will ultimately be judged harshly compared to the likes of</b> …

Huge task for recycled leader

Kevin Ruddfinally returns to a prime ministership diminished by the Labor civil war that first removed him, helped create minority government and …

Rudd’s redux raised on ruins

The return of<p>Kevin Ruddis the final hammer blow in the destruction of Labor’s moral code. The person who sabotaged its 2010 campaign is now …

Gender-blind politics: are we there yet?

<b>Julia Gillard said gender did not explain everything that happened to her, and nor did it explain nothing. What does a level playing field mean, for</b> …

The questions Kevin Rudd now has to answer

<b>After Kevin Rudd's reinstallation as Labor leader last night the questions are many and considerable. But as the Prime Minister-elect looks towards</b> …

Election a referendum on Labor, and Rudd

<b>The federal election will be a referendum on Labor's decision to twice change prime ministers midstream, and this time it will be Kevin Rudd owning</b> …

Julia Gillard: where did it all go wrong?

As the great Irish existentialist Samuel Beckett once wrote, the end is in the beginning, and yet you go on. That was Julia Gillard’s story, and …

Kevin Rudd: a man for the party but not a party man

The plotters who pulled Kevin Rudd down in 2010 didn’t know their man. They knew he was making a mess of government and had lost support in the …

26 Images That Will Break Your Brain

What. Is. Going. On.