Could it be that the RBA had more influence over election timing than Sussex St?

If Turnbull had read what was happening to Abbott, he would have kept his head low.

Poor Julie Bishop. Always the proxy, never the bride.

The reform pantomime

Thursday, 4 November 2010   State of the parties   21 comments 

There was a time when reform didn’t used to be such a fashionable word.

In reality, Abbott’s ‘challenge’ to Rudd has always been as much a media construct as is Gillard’s current ‘challenge’ to Rudd or was Costello’s ‘challenge’ to Howard.

How the ETS became the GST

Monday, 8 February 2010   Tactics   11 comments 

Nearly two months after Copenhagen, the government has still not addressed it.

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

No choice

Tuesday, 1 December 2009   State of the parties   16 comments 

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


Monday, 30 November 2009   Political figures   8 comments 

As Gillard showed with her mocking of him yesterday, Hockey would provide the easiest target for the government yet.

Conservatives scramble for cover

Sunday, 29 November 2009   Tactics   7 comments 

The problem for Abbott and the conservatives now is that having broken away, their electoral unacceptability is now being openly discussed.

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