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After the bushfire

October 23, 2015 - 12:00 -- Admin

As you look back over the past two years in federal politics, I wonder do you feel like the survivors of a devastating bushfire who, with bloodshot eyes and irritated lungs, stand stunned as they survey the smoking ruins of what was there before the inferno?

The Turnbull enigma - Part 2

October 16, 2015 - 11:50 -- Admin

In Part 1 of The Turnbull enigma, we asked whether we might once more see the cavalier, reckless approach with which Turnbull was identified in 2009, and once more witness his lack of due diligence and his tendency to loquaciousness and gobbledygook when confronted with awkward or unfamiliar situations where he was unsure of himself. In this part, we will examine some of the even less desirable characteristics we saw last time around: partisan combat, wedge politics and personal insults. His impatience, his ego, and his recklessness governed his behaviour then.

The Turnbull enigma

October 13, 2015 - 17:00 -- Admin

The Political Sword is featuring a series of pieces that examine our new Prime Minister and ask the questions now in the minds of long time political observers. Has Malcolm Turnbull changed significantly since he was last leader of the LNP in 2009? 

I come to praise Caesar not to bury him

August 14, 2015 - 10:50 -- Admin

During the ‘choppergate’ saga, many in the media, including many who normally support Abbott, began turning against him. There were reports that inside the Liberal Party questions were again being raised about his leadership, about his political judgment, which could lead to another leadership challenge in the not too distant future.