Crunch time

Monday, 30 June 2008   State of the parties  Comments Off 

The climate change agenda challenges the old preconceptions about left and right.

Morris Iemma: Political maestro

Friday, 27 June 2008   Political figures  Comments Off 

Analysis of Iemma’s position suffers too much from seeing him as a victim of fate, rather than also, partly, a maker of it.

Liberals get ready to lurch – Part 2

Thursday, 26 June 2008   Political figures  Comments Off 

It has been surprising how little attention was given to Abbott’s response to yet another poll showing the end-of-the-honeymoon-that-never-came. It is significant.

Liberals get ready to lurch

Wednesday, 25 June 2008   Tactics  Comments Off 

If the Liberal party is a car suspended momentarily up a cliff, there are signs that it is starting to move – and the direction is not up.

A crime without criminals

Monday, 23 June 2008   The Australian state  Comments Off 

Over the last year there has been a subtle, and rather unpleasant, re-writing of what the intervention is about.

Left out to dry

Wednesday, 18 June 2008   State of the parties  Comments Off 

Wilson Tuckey thinks that Rudd’s walk out of the Chamber ahead of the vote on Belinda Neal represented a lack of confidence in her. Well, duh!

Another honeymoon ends – an update

Tuesday, 17 June 2008   Media analysis  Comments Off 

The Australian thinks Nelson has blown his fuel ‘edge’ but that’s only because they thought he had one in the first place.

The rats’ problem with Rudd

Monday, 16 June 2008   Key posts, Media analysis  Comments Off 

As the media continues to portray the Rudd government as the most popular ever to stumble from crisis to crisis, it is clear that something has happened to the media’s relationship with the government.

Blind to a stitch-up

Saturday, 14 June 2008   State and federal politics  Comments Off 

What on earth is wrong with the political journalists in this country? Here we have a naked political power play going on in front of our eyes and they miss it.

End game

Friday, 13 June 2008   State and federal politics  Comments Off 

Gillard is the stake driven through the undead body of the Labor party to keep it pinned down.

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