Sunday, 18 February 2018   State of the parties, Tactics   6 comments 

I am not here to moralise. Turnbull, 15 February 2018 This creeping notion that women need protection from men, that we are weak creatures against men’s rampant desire for sex, is not good for women. It’s regressive. Gay Alcorn, Guardian Over the last couple of weeks political journalists have been conducting a debate on the […]

Borrowed time

Monday, 5 February 2018   State and federal politics   4 comments 

The result of the SSM postal vote was a hammer blow to the Australian right.

No wonder Abbott’s attempt to make this about principles is being given a bit of a run, because the leadership implosion that is actually happening is just a little to awkward to contemplate.

No resurrection

Tuesday, 18 April 2017   State of the parties   4 comments 

If the Liberals decide to take back Abbott as their own Jeremy Corbyn, the realignment could come sooner.

If this is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

If a car crash is two vehicles heading in the opposite direction on the same track, then we had the definition of it at the leaders’ debate on Sunday night. Both the press and the two leaders are grappling with the same thing but coming at it from completely opposite directions, and despite all the […]

It is not right for Australians to be forced into a guessing game, and it’s not right for Australians to not face this year with certainty and stability. So in the interests of certainty, in the interest of transparency, in the interest of good governance, I have made the date clear today. J Gillard, January […]

Like a dead fish, a paralysed government soon flips upside down in the water.


Wednesday, 23 December 2015   State of the parties   9 comments 

David Rowe, AFR LEIGH SALES: OK. Let’s whip through a few other things. Your minister, Mal Brough, … MALCOLM TURNBULL: You’ve lost interest in innovation, have you? LEIGH SALES: (Laughs) I haven’t lost interest, but there’s a lotta things to get through and there’s limited time. MALCOLM TURNBULL: Aunty ABC loses interest in innovation. LEIGH […]

In the spirit of inclusiveness Turnbull looks ready to accommodate all positions except his own.

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