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The story of Joe, the jolly ambassador – a children’s tale

December 8, 2015 - 18:15 -- Admin

Once upon a time there was cheerful fellow called Joe who lived happily in a kingdom called Coalition. The king of Coalition needed someone to look after his treasure. He had lots of money in his counting house, but wanted even more. Joe always wanted to count the money and fill the counting house with even more treasure. So the king picked Joe.

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?