The week in politics: Bill Shorten’s latest zingers, the ‘wait in the car’ mystery, and Christine Milne’s WTF moment. For The New Daily.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill Shorten, Budget, Christine Milne, featured, Greens, leadership, Richard […]
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The pact of secrecy that allows politicians to use journalists for political means, and rewards those journalists for being little more than a cipher, does not strengthen democracy – as Laurie Oakes suggests – but belittles it. Weekly column for The Drum.Filed under: Media, Politics Tagged: ABC The Drum, anonymous, Budget, election, Laurie Oakes, leadership, […]
Bali Nine executions, Anzac Day and marriage equality captured the attention of Australia’s politicians this week.
The Greens like to differentiate themselves by describing the major parties as obsolescent, but their push for Senate voting changes show they too have become part of the mouldering establishment. Weekly column for The Drum.Filed under: Politics Tagged: ABC The Drum, electoral reform, Greens, Senate
While Bill Shorten has become famous for mangling his witty one-liners, we should be paying more attention to Tony Abbott’s more troubling off-hand statements. At Community on Buzzfeed.Filed under: Politics Tagged: asylum seekers, Buzzfeed, offshore detention, Tony Abbott
Business leaders may like to feel all-powerful by pressuring the Government for reform, but if there isn’t public support or political capital to back it up then they’re just shouting into the wind.
Politicians have been trying for years to get their message out to voters without it first being filtered by the media. Now they can bypass traditional media altogether by becoming independent producers of news.
A fun summary of the key things that happened in politics this week. For The New Daily.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Dr Karl, IGR, Joe Hockey, Malcolm Turnbull, peter costello, The New Daily
Given today’s opinion polls will be used to recast a negative light on the PM and the Treasurer, it would be fair to conclude their power base remains fractured and in danger of being shattered.
Labor party renewal is still being stymied by factional cronyism, with men being put into safer seats and higher on senate tickets rather than equally qualified or sometimes even more talented women. Weekly column for The Drum.Filed under: Politics