Politicians

Defection Dan

The defection of Kavel MP Dan Cregan has undoubtedly sent shock waves through the Hills community … and the ranks of the first-term Liberal Government.As…

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Politically blind

It is often said politicians operate in a bubble – feted like celebrities and surrounded by ‘yes’ people constantly telling them what they want to…


Sharkie future

With speculation engulfing Rebekha Sharkie’s political future, the next few months may become some of the most significant in her electorate’s history. Despite her proclaimed…


Age of entitlement

Stephan Knoll says the wording around the expenses claims form which has tripped up a host of country-based MPs is “ambiguous”. Treasurer Rob Lucas described…


Political influence

Suspicions that an arm of the Chinese government attempted to assist a Melbourne businessman become elected to Parliament – presumably as an undercover agent –…


Facebook fools

An embarrassing number of candidates preparing for this month’s Federal election have been sensationally dropped by their parties after their online histories displayed an ugly…


Long Valley Road

The State Government’s commitment to review the safety of Long Valley Road is a welcome decision that is overdue. The road has long been a…


Mute response

The most bizarre aspect about the removal of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull two weeks ago is that nobody in authority can give a clear…


Battle lines drawn

Battle lines have been drawn in the fight for Mayo as the electorate faces a by-election within weeks. Canberra’s ongoing dual citizenship saga last week…


Canberra culture

Just when everyone thought it couldn’t get any worse … it has. As our politicians in Canberra blundered around late last year like an unsteady…