My latest post for SBS Analysis and Opinion.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Christopher Pyne, Kevin Andrews, marriage counselling, SBS News, social engineering, socially conservative, Tony Abbott
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My first post of the year for The King's Tribune, which previews the first six months in federal politics.
Bill who? Regular post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill Shorten, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Labor, negative politics, The Hoopla, Tony Abbott
After four years of watching the Rudd and Gillard governments do it so badly, it’s morbidly fascinating to see the Abbott Government play a particularly high-stakes expectations game with the Australian public.
Not-so-Sloppy Joe. Regular post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Joe Hockey, MYEFO
‘Drunk on Power’. Regular post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: asylum seekers
It was, as they say in the classics, a study in contrasts. The billionaire whose ego knows no bounds and the humble sheep farmer turned rural consultant, standing in their Sunday best to deliver words that will forever be etched in Australia’s history.
Bishop’s conduct as Speaker has been far from impartial, even in two short weeks. It seems that shrugging off the armour and handing over the weapons of a Liberal Warrior have not come easily to her.
Quentin Bryce: a model of even-handedness. A post for Guardian Australia.Filed under: Politics Tagged: equal opportunity, equality, Governor General, marriage equality, Quentin Bryce, republic, same sex marriage, sex discrimination, social justice
Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.