View from The Hill: Michael McCormack fails leadership test in handling of Broad scandal

It took disgraced Nationals MP Andrew Broad 24 hours after the “sugar baby” story broke to announce the inevitable - that he won’t recontest his Victorian seat of Mallee. They do thi...

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Tanya Plibersek on a united Labor

The Labor party has emerged from its three day national conference in Adelaide looking united and projecting itself as “ready to govern”.Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek told The Conver...

Poll wrap: Labor widens lead in Ipsos; US Democrats gained 40 House seats at midterms

As the year come to an end, all the polls are giving a significant two-party preferred lead to the federal Labor Party.AAP/Lukas CochThis week’s Fairfax Ipsos poll, conducted December 12-15 from...

Labor's housing pledge is welcome, but direct investment in social housing would improve it

Despite recent falls in the housing market, housing costs and indebtedness bite deeply into household budgets, especially at Christmas time. Just over 433,000 households confront housing stress and ho...

Tidelands struggles to stay afloat in its first series

Elsa Pataky and Marco Pigossi in Tidelands (2018)IMDbReview: Tidelands, NetflixThe first original Netflix series filmed in Australia, Tidelands, is a speculative story about half-human/half-siren bein...

Rudd says Murdoch media is a political party

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has used an address to the Labor national conference to deliver a fresh swingeing attack on the Murdoch media, declaring “it is not a news organisation, it is a ...

We finally have the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but global climate action is still inadequate

Three years after the Paris Agreement was struck, we now finally know the rules – or most of them, at least – for its implementation.The Paris Rulebook, agreed at the UN climate summit in ...

New guidelines for responding to cyber attacks don't go far enough

If Australia's electricity grid was targeted by cyber attack the fall out could be severe.ShutterstockDebates about cyber security in Australia over the past few weeks have largely centred around the ...

Boost Fork Lift Truck Safety in 2019

Every single working day, up to five lives are changed in an instant due to accidents involving forklift trucks. You only need to take a look at the statistics to see what a problem it can be. They sh...

LAX Unveils New Terminal 1

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has revamped its Terminal 1 to give it a brand new look and enhance the customer experience. The new terminal was unveiled to a host of guests, including the ...