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By tigtog on June 30, 2010
Each week I’m going to share something that I find appealing from the Vast Wilds of the InterWebs. Then in comments, you get to do the same!
By Mark Bahnisch on June 30, 2010
There is no doubt that the removal last week of a first term Prime Minister, elected through a largely personal campaign (and I defy anyone to assert that the Kevin07 branding paled into insignificance beside Labor’s party image), caused some […]
By Kim on June 30, 2010
The Financial Review is full of quotes from Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest today: Labor powerbrokers removed then prime minister Kevin Rudd just 24 hours before he was to make a significant policy shift on the resource super profits tax, mining magnate […]
By Robert Merkel on June 30, 2010
Nick Gruen at Troppo is apparently a tad bored by yet another column by Paul Krugman on his fears of a “long depression” To quote Krugman: We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It […]
By tigtog on June 30, 2010
A discussion started on another thread about the current flap in the media over Julia Gillard’s calm statement that she “was not a religious person”. Given the continued attention on this issue of her personal beliefs and their relevance or lack thereof to her governance, it deserves its own thread.
By Brian on June 30, 2010
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. Of course, that’s the famous quatrain […]
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By Mark Bahnisch on June 29, 2010
As an update to my link post yesterday, I thought it worthwhile drawing folks’ attention to Possum’s latest installment of pseph-y goodness. Of interest, aside from quantifying the increase in Labor’s primary vote under Gillard, is the fact that he’s […]
By tigtog on June 29, 2010
If you’ve got something to report (on the blog upgrade), please let us know here.
By Paul Norton on June 29, 2010
It’s almost the end of June so it’s past time for another thread of condign denunciation, and I’ve never started one of these threads before. Let me begin by condemning: 1. This Bondi cigar by Bettina Arndt, who is clearly […]
By Brian on June 29, 2010
Yesterday we had the SMH version of the modifications to the RSPT: …The rate at which a super profit is defined would increase from 6 per cent to 11 per cent. The government would drop $1 billion in exploration rebates […]
By Mark Bahnisch on June 28, 2010
In a very comprehensive and statistically rich post, Possum has refuted Dennis Shanahan’s contention about the interpretation of polls in Kevin Rudd’s last months as Prime Minister. Graham Young has also had a look at the Quarterly Newspoll data: The […]