This week I have been mostly reading...
New Speaker Tony Smith pushed to his limit
Australia needs a new prime minister
Peter Tregear leaving ANU School of Music
Out of plebiscite, out of mind
Abbott leadership linked with Royal Commissioner’s fortunes
Tony Abbott's leadership 'all over' if Canning byelection lost: nervous Liberal MPs
Matthew Guy distancing himself from Tony Abbott, with good reason
Is anti-intellectualism killing the national conversation?
Knives out with gay abandon in Liberal Party
Climate Change Authority head says Coalition's $600bn carbon bill claim 'weird'
Here’s How We Confirmed Mark Latham Has Been Tweeting Abuse At Women or, Part 2 of how Buzzfeed is kicking traditional media's arse when it comes to covering Australian politics. He'd have got away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids.
Government running costs to reach record high as disability expenses mount
Keating hits back at Howard's 'charm' offensive on Labor's reform era
Power giant tells state government it should close brown coal generators
Damned Lies, Minister Hunt and Climate Models
Review questions Coalition push to end 'legal sabotage' of resources projects
Economists' concerns with emissions reduction target not what you'd expect
Explainer: Dyson Heydon and claims of ‘apprehended bias’
Adani mine a $20b project creating 10,000 jobs? The Abbott government's myths busted
Sting allegedly captures security guard in Nauru detention camp confessing to fake assault story
Blunt Instrument: What if politicians had no parties to stand on?
The chequered past of former Victorian Liberal Party director Damien Mantach
Canning by-election looms as make or break for Tony Abbott's leadership
GST to apply to all imports into Australia from July 2017
Mark Latham in foul-mouthed tirade at Melbourne writers' festival
Gay marriage: the business case
Woman reducing Indigenous suicide rates through 'care factor'; new program launched to tackle issue
HESTA decision to dump Transfield marks turning point for shareholder activism
Nauru rapes: ‘There is a war on women’ This is being done in our name.
Street Wise: How Do You Pronounce M-E-L-P-O-M-E-N-E?
The Atlantic's Katrina-anniversary symposium: What's it about? Who'll be there?
Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny
Dozens of migrants die on boat in Mediterranean
Royal Marine who lost three limbs in Afghanistan Mark Ormrod: I have to beg, borrow and steal for the care I need
Bangkok explosion: deadly blast near popular shrine kills at least 19
How Alan Jones guides Tony Abbott
The Late, Great Stephen Colbert
Gun Advocate John Lott Was The Real Author Of A Viral FoxNews.com Op-Ed Written From Perspective Of A Female Stalking Victim
Facebook and the Tyranny of the “Like” in a Difficult World
Don’t feed the troll: The five stupidest Brendan O’Neill articles
Coalition approves primary channels for HD
Waleed Aly shuts down Steve Price on The Project over 'greenies'
Astronomers discover enormous Jupiter-like gas giant 96 light years away
Snapshot shows powerful Typhoon Maysak from space
Apple's iPhone design patent is finally being invalidated, so they can't sue people for making smartphones
A Coup Fails – August 21, 1991
We Want Plates founder: bad presentation in pubs is "epidemic"
The Ash1ey M@dison hack, and the value of averting your eyes
The least boring photo on my camera roll: