Here’s my take for Guardian Australia on last night’s Peoples’ Forum at Rooty Hill RSL Club and Kevin Rudd’s strategy to shorten Tony Abbott’s lead on economic competency.
Trust me. That was the basis of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s pitch to Australian voters at the Coalition’s election campaign launch on Sunday. The man who has run the longest and most negative campaign in modern Australian politics flicked the switch to positive with a polished and assured rendition of his claim to the top […]
Here’s a post I wrote today for Guardian Australia on Tony Abbott’s “does this man ever shut up?” comment about Kevin Rudd last night at the Peoples’ Forum. By my reckoning it was more strategy than stuff up.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm While the rest of the known universe was boggling at the audacity of Tony Abbott uttering the question that is on everyone’s minds but apparently must not be asked, I was struck by something different altogether. During the […]
Here’s my latest for ABC’s The Drum: We’ve had 22 polls in the past 15 days - that’s an unhealthy addiction to polls.
Guardian Australia launched its weekly political podcast this week, which is hosted by the online paper’s Deputy Political Editor Katharine Murphy. Katharine invited me along to talk with her and Political Editor Lenore Taylor about the role social media is playing in the federal election, amongst other things. It was a most lively and enjoyable […]
In my post for The Drum this week I’ve looked at the Leaders’ Debate.
I’m thrilled to have been offered a weekly column at ABC’s The Drum during the federal election campaign. Here’s the first piece, in which I look at Rudd and Abbott’s first election speeches and divine what they suggest are the main drivers for this election.
I was on Radio National Sunday Extra’s #Outsiders panel today, discussing asylum seekers and election matters with Jonathan Green, Crikey’s Bernard Keane and The Monthly’s Nick Feik. Click here to listen to the podcast.
I seem to be on a roll with Kevin posts at the moment… Here’s my post for AusVotes 2013, where I canvass the four problem issues that Rudd has neutralised in preparation for an election that I predict will take place on 31 August.