Hawke had some defining moments as PM.
The candidates for the seat of Batman faced off Q & A-style over climate change, reports Emil Jeyaratnam.
It’s officially the halfway mark of the campaign on day 17, and it’s the second leaders’ debate which dominated the news.
After a special election debate edition of QandA last night, Liam Quinn and Tahlia McPherson hand of the TJs to Chris Bowen and Joe Hockey.
Day 3 of the campaign had both main parties make news, although in one case the headlines garnered were less than desired.
Nick Harrison sits down with Senator Gavin Marshall to discuss the importance of social justice and equality.
A pair of outgoing MPs called for a restoration of respect in their valedictory speeches. Unfortunately, it was lost on both parties, writes Liam Quinn.
At 1 pm today Labor State MP for Bundoora, Colin Brooks, will discuss how the media covers local issues in his electorate with La Trobe’s graduating journalism students. All welcome
The controversy that seems to follow Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon doesn’t seem to bother his constituents, writes Declan Boffa.
Loyalty is an admirable quality. But it may cost MP Kirsten Livermore dearly, writes Backbench Insiders‘ Tahlia McPherson
Kevin Rudd’s failed attempts to appeal directly to ‘the people’ look crazy-brave, but the Member for Griffith used this strategy to win the leadership and the Prime Ministership. Christopher Scanlon traces the roots of Rudd’s populist strategy.
As the same-sex marriage debate gains political momentum, people across the country have attended rallies in support of liberalising Australia’s marriage laws. Jyade Old went along to the Melbourne rally.