Jacqui Lambie has drawn out Clive Palmer’s bullying and diminished his power

The-Guardian-logoClive Palmer’s bullying attempts to bring his rogue senator into line will sit uncomfortably with voters who prefer to see him as a benevolent maverick.

Post for Guardian Australia.

ABC cuts: Controlling the Bleeding

If Mark Scott is able to maintain the ABC’s support through its digital presence over the next two years, while successfully laying blame for the closure of regional offices and rural programs at the Coalition’s feet, pro-ABC policies could be a deciding factor in the election, particularly among Australia’s highly contested rural electorates.

Weekly column for The Hoopla (3 free reads each month).

Coalition needs a better budget, not better PR

Slick media strategies and strong narratives are of no help to a flailing government if its political decisions are flawed and its policies untenable. 

Weekly column for The Drum.

Time to start blogging again

I was showing someone my blog yesterday and was mortified to realise I don’t post much any more, other than links to my columns and posts that are published elsewhere. This has made my blog a pretty boring place to visit.

Today I’ve decided to rectify this with at least a semi-regular commentary on my week (or so) in politics including published pieces and observations of the discussions that followed, particularly on Twitter.

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Lambie doesn’t want to stay, doesn’t want to quit

Lambie doesn’t want to stay, doesn’t want to quit. Column for The Drum.

Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20

Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20. Weekly column for The Drum.

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott?

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott? Weekly post for The Hoopla.

‘Left-splaining’ to Bishop misses the point

‘Left-splaining’ to Bishop misses the point. Weekly column for The Drum.

Palmer’s Lambie headache just became a migraine

Palmer’s Lambie headache just became a migraine. Weekly column for The Drum.

Polls, damn polls

Polls, damn polls. Weekly column for The Hoopla.

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