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Burn out, fade away

August 21, 2018 - 21:21 -- Admin

The Coalition has two choices going forward, and both depend on the Labor Party. This means that the leader of the Labor Party, Bill Shorten, is more powerful than the current Prime Minister and more powerful than any Liberal who might replace him (Dutton, Abbott, Bishop, Morrison, take your pick).Shorten's first optionTurnbull could reach out to Labor to pass a bipartisan NEG.

Dead in the middle

August 16, 2018 - 22:19 -- Admin

Dying was nothing and he had no picture of it nor fear of it in his mind. But living was a field of grain blowing in the wind on the side of a hill. Living was a hawk in the sky ... Living was a horse between your legs and a carbine under one leg and a hill and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond.- Ernest Hemingway For whom the bell tolls

How the press gallery killed Fairfax

August 2, 2018 - 00:47 -- Admin

The press gallery killed Fairfax and it will kill other traditional media organisations too. Traditional media organisations and major political parties will have to change the way they work in order to change the way politics and policy are covered, because neither will or can survive if you're content to let the press gallery keep on being the press gallery.New readers might find the above alarmist and sensational. Regular readers will recognise it as a consistent theme of this blog.

Flinching at the future

April 2, 2018 - 22:25 -- Admin

I look to the future it makes me cryBut it seems too real to tell you whyFreed from the centuryWith nothing but memory, memoryAnd I just hope that you can forgive usBut everything must goAnd if you need an explanationThen everything must go- Manic Street Preachers Everything must go

What conservative triumph looks like

February 16, 2018 - 20:21 -- Admin

Conservatives within the Coalition should be enjoying their moment of triumph. They have negated a supposedly progressive Prime Minister and tethered him to the unpopular and disastrous policies of his conservative predecessor. They have cast off all but two of those pesky state governments, with their namby-pamby health and education and human services, and have command of the high ground of the federal government.

Out with the bathwater

February 8, 2018 - 09:30 -- Admin

The fact that Barnaby Joyce had impregnated a former staffer and NewsCorp journalist was widely known before the New England byelection on 2 December last year. It has been ridiculous, and a bit sad, watching traditional media justify itself in relation to this story.Fucking inconvenientLet's remind ourselves of the political situation in late 2017.The government needs a stable majority in the 150-member House of Representatives.

Constant Constance Face

February 2, 2018 - 14:07 -- Admin

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance should be a politician at the top of his game. He is the steward of several large transformative infrastructure projects, and a former state Treasurer: all that, and not yet 45.

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