Budget panto goes wrong

Monday, 19 May 2014   Uncategorized   37 comments 

Now having reached the ultimate ritual of the Budget, and economic management, through which the last thirty years political unravelling has been understood, the depth of the government’s problems are finally becoming apparent to all.

Denial – NSW edition

Thursday, 31 March 2011   Uncategorized   7 comments 

It is now becoming clear what caused the collapse of the NSW Labor government. There was no one running it.

Review: George Megalogenis’s Trivial Pursuit

Thursday, 10 February 2011   Uncategorized   11 comments 

Megalogenis may lament the passing of reform, and the privileged role the media had in it, even if he cannot quite put his finger on what it was.

Leadership watch: Howard and Keating on Lateline

Saturday, 4 December 2010   Uncategorized   1 comment 

So who won the ideological war exactly?

Bob and Julia v Paul and Kevin

Friday, 16 July 2010   Uncategorized   4 comments 

Gillard’s ‘inclusiveness’ comes from owing her backers a favour for their support.

Big time, small time

Wednesday, 4 February 2009   Uncategorized   5 comments 

We are not looking at the return of Whitlam, nor even as Rudd asserts, social democracy.

Culture wars bores

Friday, 9 January 2009   Uncategorized   7 comments 

Greer seems to be demanding that a zany film director and a screen actress do what she can’t – make a coherent political point.

The tragic fate of a modern Conservative leader

Friday, 7 March 2008   Uncategorized  Comments Off on The tragic fate of a modern Conservative leader 

Howard’s problem was that not only had the union movement clearly had its day but we also had here a Labor Prime Minister to tell everyone the fact.

Libs light a candle for Keating

Friday, 1 February 2008   Uncategorized  Comments Off on Libs light a candle for Keating 

If there is anywhere where the Keating agenda is more alive it is in those blue ribbon Liberal seats that backed the republic in 1999 and stood so solidly behind the party last November.

Denial

Tuesday, 4 December 2007   Uncategorized  Comments Off on Denial 

Those who spent most of the year denying that a change of government was coming are now starting to deny one has happened.

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