That’s it for 2009.

The media are caught up in it, so it is no surprise they see a sunrise where there is a sunset.

Rudd had been looking for overseas governments to provide a direction that it has avoided sticking its neck out trying to generate at home.

This is all about making the Liberals feel good, not the government feel bad.

Searching for the proles of Toorak

Wednesday, 9 December 2009   Tactics   13 comments 

There isn’t even much of an ideological contest, let alone an electoral one.

In losing his leadership, Turnbull has achieved what he couldn’t while he had it, the removal of open climate change scepticism from the Coalition.

Once more, with feeling

Wednesday, 2 December 2009   Political figures, Tactics   20 comments 

Abbott is clinging to a past political tradition that died in 2007.

No choice

Tuesday, 1 December 2009   State of the parties   16 comments 

For the last decade, the Australian right has been living a lie.