There’s a lot of pointing in this week’s parliament, but not a lot of accountability. My latest for The Hoopla.
MYEFO looms. December post for The King’s Tribune.
It was, as they say in the classics, a study in contrasts. The billionaire whose ego knows no bounds and the humble sheep farmer turned rural consultant, standing in their Sunday best to deliver words that will forever be etched in Australia’s history.
Gonski: Will Pyne get away with it? Regular post for The Hoopla.
Bishop’s conduct as Speaker has been far from impartial, even in two short weeks. It seems that shrugging off the armour and handing over the weapons of a Liberal Warrior have not come easily to her.
Patchy politics and diplo-schemozzle. Regular post for The Hoopla.
Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.
Paul Keating doesn’t deserve our adoration any more than John Howard or Julia Gillard. He wasn’t a matinee idol or rock god but a national leader with razor sharp mind, an acerbic tongue and a mixed record of achievements.
Actually, we’re not over politics. This month’s post for The King’s Tribune.