Top end upended

Monday, 27 August 2012   State and federal politics   43 comments 

Far from being “out of it” some politicians have been working hard to make the remote communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland practically avant-garde.

After July

Monday, 25 June 2012   State of the parties   6 comments 

It has been forgotten now, but the opposition to the ETS was not an electoral ploy but a desperate attempt to save the Coalition’s brand.

Politics is becoming more cyclical, but only because the nature of politics is changing from what it was in the 20th century.

Some journalists might at least make at least some effort to keep the hypocrisy under check.

Can Australian politics be that insubstantial?

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.

What caught this blogger out was that the Labor factions still had some life in them. But now that they are back in charge, it is reassuring to see that they do not after all.


Friday, 10 December 2010   Media analysis   7 comments 

Like the US State Department, the press were being fed by Labor power brokers.

If Rudd was so powerful, how could he have been summarily dismissed within barely a blink of an eye?

As Labor’s base melts away, so does its program.

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