Some evidence this week, if you needed it, that Nick Xenophon's Team is more in touch with your "average" Australian than any of the other parties in the federal parliament. Research firm JWS Research set out to find what Australians regard as the sensible centre.
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The Senate ranks of what we can call career politicians is now nearly two thirds. The choice tonight of Slade Brockman, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann's former chief of staff, to represent Western Australia takes the ranks of former political staffers in the Senate to 30.
A couple of doubts in this morning's media about Peter Dutton's new mega department
Reading the Canberra Times this morning turned my memory to that famous comment from Chicago's Mayor Richard J.Daley when asked to respond to criticism for steering millions of dollars in city insurance to an agency where his
A political song for the day.
Peter Dutton comes to the job with, at best, a middling ministerial record.
The news of Peter Dutton's new super department reminded me of this from an article by Charlton Ogburn back in 1957: