So long and thanks for all the fish
By Robert Merkel on June 4, 2013
Major project management is a perpetual source of unsatisfied expectations and consequent political scandal for governments of all stripes. Myki in Victoria, Queensland Health’s payroll system, any number of defence projects – you name it. And so it’s interesting to […]
By Brian on April 19, 2013
You might recall that Julia Gillard kicked off her week in Western Sydney with an announcement of a new taskforce to combat gang crime at a cost of $64 million. If you read through her press conference, she emphasises open […]
By Mark Bahnisch on April 15, 2013
The Australasian Study of Parliament Group is hosting a talk by a friend of mine, Sacha Blumen, at Queensland Parliament House tonight (5.30pm for 5.45pm). Details are posted below, and more here. I’m hoping Sacha might send me the text […]
By Kim on April 8, 2013
Readers of The Australian may have noticed that the paper has been on one of its campaigns – drip feeding details of workers employed by state Labor governments and unions on 457 visas. Implicit in this reporting is a claim […]
By Kim on March 25, 2013
There’s one central paradox about the uncritical support some feminists have for the Julia Gillard regime. Eva Cox: “I don’t think she was being blasted out at all because she’s a woman,” Ms Cox told The Australian. “The reason they […]
By Mark Bahnisch on March 20, 2013
It won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that there is a more than usually febrile atmosphere in Canberra today, and that some folks are anticipating white smoke announcing “Habemus PM”… Whether there will be a vacancy is, as yet, unresolved. I […]
By Robert Merkel on March 14, 2013
Three days ago it was teacher training. Two days ago, it was media law reform – with a “take it or leave it” offer to the crossbenchers to either pass or reject the bill within a very short space of […]
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By Kim on March 11, 2013
Let’s take a little look at how the “political narrative” works. Now, polls are not Truth. They’re a snapshot of the past… But they apparently are the key tropes of the Narrative.
By Mercurius on March 11, 2013
No sooner has the reanimated corpse of LP arisen from its crypt, than tonight the ABC’s Q&A program is hosting a cage match between Peter Garrett and Christopher Pyne. In keeping with zombie-LP’s themes of Policy, Process, Politics and Polls, I am choosing to focus tonight’s live blog on those first three, and ignoring polls.
By Robert Merkel on March 29, 2012
In Brian’s wrap of the Queensland election, he observed that “competence” was a factor in the election loss. I’d like to pick apart this notion of “competence” a bit.
By Brian on March 27, 2012
We’ve reached 400 on the other thread and I’m not sure we are done yet. Any way I wanted to make a rather long comment. To me there were three general factors and three specific ones. The first general one […]