Two post-budget polls show the Government is back in voters’ good books, but how long this lasts will depend on the ill-advised equity war Scott Morrison seems determined to fight. Weekly Column for The Drum.
The political week in review: All we saw was vote-buying with money the Government doesn’t have. For The New Daily.
Contradictory messaging from the Treasurer Joe Hockey has exposed the government to criticism. Article for The New Daily.
The Coalition has caught the Opposition flat-footed by revealing “Labor-lite” budget measures that could wedge them. But trying to crowd Labor out of the budget debate is a risky move. Weekly column for The Drum.
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.
To many observers, it was merely a matter of time before Ms Milne acceded to the combined forces of internal pressure from her colleagues and external pressure from critics like those at the Australia Institute, […]
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 […]
Bali Nine executions, Anzac Day and marriage equality captured the attention of Australia’s politicians this week. For The New Daily.
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.
‘Courageous’ policies and cringe-worthy moments. A look back at the moments served up by our politicians this week. For The New Daily.