This is a struggle over the dead soul of the Labor party.

9/11 and the War on Terror didn’t mark the start of Labor’s problems, it marked the temporary suspension, for about five or six years, of the Coalition’s.

Too late for the NSW disease

Wednesday, 7 September 2011   State of the parties   27 comments 

This was the real NSW disease, not changing leaders, but it no longer having any electoral rationale.

Walking straight into it

Friday, 2 September 2011   The Australian state   8 comments 

Commentators are dismayed at Gillard’s ‘outrageous’ attacks on the High Court, but what is really striking is how mild it is.