If the EU-appointed technocrat governments have no legitimacy, neither do the Parliaments that voted them in.

Lifting the veil of a hung Parliament

Thursday, 24 November 2011   Tactics   10 comments 

Rather than holding the government back, the hung Parliament has forced it to adopt the reforming agenda of the independents that at the last election, it made clear it didn’t intend to have.

Going down together

Friday, 18 November 2011   International relations   4 comments 

The irony of all of this is that there is pretty well no two countries with less interest in breaking off with each other than the US and China.

What IR debate?

Monday, 7 November 2011   State of the parties   22 comments 

Others in the media, however, are starting to look beyong the phoney IR debate and pick up the embarrassment the reality is causing the Liberals.

Burying the Workchoices bogeyman

Tuesday, 1 November 2011   Tactics   5 comments 

While Fair Work Australia had allowed for the weak state of the union movement, it did not allow for what would happen when an employer would take advantage of a weak government.