If Julia Gillard scores an unlikely victory at the next election, there's something she can look forward to during her next term as prime minister: Chris Mitchell retiring from his post as editor-in-chief of The Australian.
Alan Jones doesn’t have to “die of shame” for his remarks about the PM’s father — fresh ratings show more people are listening to him, not less, despite a social media-led campaign against him.
Left-wing lawyers Slater & Gordon heads a large list of firms yet to withdraw advertising from The Alan Jones' Breakfast Show as pressure mounts on the conservative shock jock over his disgraceful Julia Gillard comments.
Politicians are railing against him, social media is in meltdown and advertisers are pulling their spending. Yet, despite his insensitive comments about Julia Gillard’s father to the Sydney University Liberal Club, Alan Jones’ status as the king of talkback seems as assured as ever.
Besieged media octogenarian Rupert Murdoch has commenced his three-week tour of his Australian backwater and Holt Street Kremlinologists have been busy piecing together his likely agenda.
Yesterday, Australian Christian Lobby boss Jim Wallace told an audience debating gay marriage that taking up smoking was a comparatively better lifestyle choice than engaging in the salacious activity associated with same-s-x marriage. Was he right?
The past isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time, digging up old stories about leaders -- business or political -- was a difficult, slow, painstaking job. But this digital world is different. If you think you have closed the lid on a long-distant problem and nailed it shut, think again.
The Labor Party’s chances of pulling off a come-from-behind win at next year’s election took a big step forward yesterday with two expert panel reports, both of which would have been in line with the old dictum of 'never have an inquiry unless you know the answer first'.
When deciding who should comprise our Power 50, and how to rank them, The Power Index surveyed Private Media’s most experienced journalists, editors and publishers. Together we came to the decision that the most powerful person in the nation could be none other than Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Wayne Swan runs the Treasury, shapes the budget and guides the good ship Australia through the stormy waters of financial and economic crises.
To be prime minister you must be able to run a cabinet. Kevin Rudd simply does not have that talent so governments under his prime ministership are chaotic affairs. That’s why he was sacked. Julia Gillard, on taking the prime ministership, did not spell that out -- and that mistake is still haunting her.
Christine Milne's ascension to one of the most powerful positions in Australian politics -- controlling the balance of power in the Senate -- saw the Greens senator described as a hardliner and uncompromising.
Some have criticised Julia Gillard’s latest foray into online chat as trite — but others see it as a valuable communications medium for both politicians and the public.
One way or another Rudd will get his revenge on those who robbed his manifest destiny. Either he will be returned to his rightful place or he will see the Labor Party that cast him off, cast into the wilderness. For a long time.
Treasury boss Martin Parkinson is steering Australia through the murkiest global economic conditions seen since the Great Depression. It helps that he's one of the most well-credentialed purse string holders we've ever had.
Climate change and refugee policies have been a disaster for Labor. Perhaps shifting the debate towards industrial relations will give Julia Gillard the chances to lay a glove on Tony Abbott.
Political events in Britain are providing a strange mirror image of the spectacle of Labor and the Greens ripping their own governing alliance to shreds.
With Bob Brown gone, Labor’s relationship with the Greens was bound to come to grief. But given Labor's lack of moral and political capital, distancing itself from the Greens won't be enough against a relentless Tony Abbott.
The ALP suits crammed into the function room of Lygon Street’s legendary La Notte restaurant last Thursday to celebrate the first meeting of the Victorian party’s new think tank ‘Progressive Network’ were restless.
Thanks to the Greens' position on asylum seekers and a high carbon price, Tony Abbott is set to cruise into government with a large margin and a mandate to repeal the carbon tax.