So long and thanks for all the fish
By GuyB on July 9, 2013
The tenor of the mainstream media’s election banter has changed dramatically since Julia Gillard was evicted from The Lodge by her colleagues close to a fortnight ago. Kevin Rudd has returned to lead Labor armed not with a fistful of […]
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By Robert Merkel on June 28, 2013
Short history lesson for Tony Abbott, who has apparently claimed that Shadow Communications spokeperson Malcolm Turnbull virtually invented the Internet in Australia, presumably on the basis of being an early investor in OzEmail, one of Australia’s first commercial ISPs. The […]
By Kim on September 7, 2011
In a post entitled “After Gillard”, John Quiggin writes: I think the return of Rudd would put the spotlight on Abbott’s total fraudulence, maybe even paving the way for the Rudd vs Turnbull election we should have had last time. […]
By Mark Bahnisch on July 23, 2011
Malcolm Turnbull’s speech on climate change science points the way to a better framing of the climate change and carbon price debates than we’ve seen from the Labor party.
By Robert Merkel on October 27, 2010
Peter Martin reports on the Coalition’s proposed amendments to the NBN legislation currently before the parliament. It’s a fairly transparent attempt to kill the financial viability of the NBN by effectively forcing the copper network to keep operating. The amendments […]
By Kim on August 17, 2010
Remember when Nick Minchin started frothing at the mouth on Four Corners over the left wing conspiracy that is climate science? At the time the Coalition’s official position was to negotiate amendments with the Labor Party on the ETS, and […]
By Mark Bahnisch on August 14, 2010
A week from now, we’ll be getting the earliest booth figures in from the count in Election Night 2010.
I’m starting to think it’s all over bar the shouting. The Prime Minister’s increasingly relaxed and confident style is central to Labor’s recovery.
Tony Abbott’s campaign has looked strangely static since his campaign launch. It’s not clear where the Opposition Leader goes from here, and the ALP will be hoping for a momentum boost near the finishing line from Monday’s launch.
By Mark Bahnisch on August 9, 2010
Today, we have Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey going head to head at the National Press Club at lunch time. I won’t be watching it, because I have a full time job and I’m at work. That’s the problem with […]
By Mark Bahnisch on July 26, 2010
By Mark Bahnisch Over the weekend, I read Annabel Crabb’s Rise of the Ruddbot. It’s fascinating to take a trip back to a time when a Liberal leadership team of Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop seemed fanciful. Just as much […]
By Kim on May 26, 2010
Former PM Malcolm Fraser has confirmed that he resigned from the Liberal party some time ago, apparently disgusted by Malcolm Turnbull’s overthrow and the hardline right wing policies the party has adopted over recent years. Elsewhere: Still Life With Cat. […]
By Mark Bahnisch on May 1, 2010
It’s been on the cards all week, and Malcolm Turnbull has now confirmed that he’s reversed his decision to retire from Parliament and will be recontesting Wentworth. This is an open thread for you to discuss the implications of his […]