The Political Weekly: Overnight sensations, sloppy rhetoric and a spectacular own goal. Analysis of the week in politics. For The New Daily.
If Bill Shorten concludes that Labor’s best hope for electoral success is to remain on the attack, then he needs to refine his methods for doing so. Weekly column for The Drum.
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, and declared an end to her time as leader. Article for The New Daily.
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.
Bali Nine executions, Anzac Day and marriage equality captured the attention of Australia’s politicians this week. For The New Daily.