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Paul Keating lambasts Australia's security agencies and 'pious' media for anti-China rhetoric

Paul Keating lambasts Australia's security agencies and 'pious' media for anti-China rhetoric

Former PM accuses institutions of failing to grasp the magnitude of shifting power in the Asia PacificPaul Keating has warned Australia’s approach to China has been supplanted by the phobias of
Paul Keating says Coalition must abandon surplus as rate policy has 'run its race'

Paul Keating says Coalition must abandon surplus as rate policy has 'run its race'

Former Labor PM accuses Coalition of lying during election and says quantitative easing ‘not worth doing’Paul Keating has weighed in on the economic debate, telling Scott Morrison’s government to drop
‘Long live love’: Blanche d’Apulget pays tribute to Bob Hawke in memorial service – politics live

‘Long live love’: Blanche d’Apulget pays tribute to Bob Hawke in memorial service – politics live

Party greats, members of former PM’s family and those who knew him best led the public service at the Sydney Opera House 6.37am BST Final observations here from Guardian Australia editor Lenore
Federal election 2019: 'I'm not running for pope, I'm running for prime minister,' Morrison says – politics live

Federal election 2019: 'I'm not running for pope, I'm running for prime minister,' Morrison says – politics live

PM says he’s disappointed Bill Shorten is trying to exploit his answers to questions about whether gay people go to hell. All the day’s events, live 7.46am BST The Australian has reported on an
Morrison 'a fossil with a baseball cap': Paul Keating holds court at Labor conference – video

Morrison 'a fossil with a baseball cap': Paul Keating holds court at Labor conference – video

The former Labor prime minister Paul Keating surprises ABC presenters Jane Norman and Andrew Probyn by sitting down with them outside Labor's election campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday. Keating
Federal election 2019: Bill Shorten appears on Q&A after Scott Morrison's 7.30 interview – as it happened

Federal election 2019: Bill Shorten appears on Q&A after Scott Morrison's 7.30 interview – as it happened

Labor leader takes questions from the Q&A audience after PM faced Leigh Sales. This blog has now closedMorrison acknowledges budget is still in deficit despite ‘back in black’ pitchCampaign
Former PMs bury the hatchet in show of unity at Labor campaign launch | Katharine Murphy

Former PMs bury the hatchet in show of unity at Labor campaign launch | Katharine Murphy

With Bill Shorten a key player in the demise of both Rudd and Gillard, it’s a message that needs reinforcingIt wasn’t clear from our vantage point up the back how Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard reacted
Politics, footy tipping and tribalism: who loves a punt? | George Megalogenis

Politics, footy tipping and tribalism: who loves a punt? | George Megalogenis

Parliament might be rugby league territory now but there was a time when MPs were preoccupied with Australian rules, writes George Megalogenis in this extract from his new bookI first met Bob Hawke in
Mahathir in His Own Words: On Markets, Islam and Anwar Ibrahim

Mahathir in His Own Words: On Markets, Islam and Anwar Ibrahim

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, incoming prime minister of Malaysia, ruffled plenty of feathers during his prior stint in power, when he governed the country for more than two decades.
Australian political feuds: five of the biggest bust-ups

Australian political feuds: five of the biggest bust-ups

As Turnbull and Joyce trade blows, the Guardian looks back at stoushes that toppled leaders on both sides of the houseWhen Malcolm Turnbull ousted Tony Abbott from the Liberal party leadership in
Government infighting over old growth forest logging revealed in 1995 cabinet papers

Government infighting over old growth forest logging revealed in 1995 cabinet papers

Then primary industries minister tried to renew 11 woodchip export licences against environment department’s adviceIn January 1995 the Keating government’s attempts to curtail logging in old growth
Paul Keating welcomes defeat of voluntary euthanasia bill in NSW

Paul Keating welcomes defeat of voluntary euthanasia bill in NSW

Former prime minister says state should be taking the lead on the ‘optimism of life, not the pessimism of suicide’Former prime minister Paul Keating has welcomed the narrow defeat of NSW’s voluntary
Paul Keating says company tax cut is no holy grail and growth must be inclusive

Paul Keating says company tax cut is no holy grail and growth must be inclusive

Former PM says ‘conservative Australia’ doesn’t understand that economic growth needs to be about ‘inclusion and justice’Paul Keating has slammed Australia’s big business lobby groups for being
The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light | Wayne Swan

The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light | Wayne Swan

If centre-left parties wish to escape the poison of trickle-down policies, they should look to the real outcomes of policies implemented from 1983 onwardsLanguage in politics is a fraught business.