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Turnbull is not the man the media wants us to believe

Turnbull is not the man the media wants us to believe

One of my greatest bugbears is getting off trains during peak period. As you’re trying to get off the train when it arrives at your..

December 5, 2015 with 3 Comments
The Medicare fiasco and this spiralling Government

The Medicare fiasco and this spiralling Government

There are many ways to describe the Liberal–National Party’s recent fiasco on Medicare funding: unrealistic zealotry, ideological,..

January 19, 2015 with 2 Comments
Tony Abbott: On his way out of office

Tony Abbott: On his way out of office

And so ends another parliamentary year in Canberra. While it doesn’t feel like the year has had the same level of high drama and..

December 8, 2014 with 2 Comments
Tony Abbott: Bad Prime Minister

Tony Abbott: Bad Prime Minister

My wife’s young nephew and niece visited during the Christmas school holidays and, as most children do when they’re from a..

February 3, 2014 with 47 Comments
This election matters

This election matters

This election matters. Not all elections do, but this does. If Tony Abbott gets control of the Senate, which all the..

September 6, 2013 with 8 Comments
Election 2013: The final countdown

Election 2013: The final countdown

The Final Countdown was a grand hit in 1986 by the Swedish band Europe and, finally, here we are: it’s the final week of the Election..

September 1, 2013 with 1 Comment
Day 7: The grate debate

Day 7: The grate debate

We’ve mentioned in previous postings, that for Kevin Rudd to seize the election campaign and put the ALP back on track, he’d..

August 11, 2013 with 0 Comments
Day 6: Candidates lost, perhaps the election as well

Day 6: Candidates lost, perhaps the election as well

To lose one candidate in one day is a tragedy, but to lose two is carelessness. I realise this is paraphrasing a cliché from The..

August 10, 2013 with 0 Comments
Day 5: The pink batts are released

Day 5: The pink batts are released

No, the headline is not about some sort of vampirical fantasy, or a new T20 cricket franchise. It’s about those thin sheets of..

August 9, 2013 with 1 Comment
Day 3: Politics as usual

Day 3: Politics as usual

This is turning out to be a very strange election campaign. Perhaps it because former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, made the ill-fated..

August 8, 2013 with 0 Comments
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