Contrary to popular opinion, Malcolm Fraser’s politics never changed – he was a lefty on social issues and staunchly right-wing on economic matters, in the 70s as in recent years. It says a lot about […]
Malcolm Turnbull has been eking out his leadership manifesto recently, and much of his efforts seem aimed at boosting his conservative credentials while not scaring off his progressive support base. Weekly column for The Drum.
For the good of the nation, let’s hope the departure of Glenn Lazarus from the Palmer United Party brings an ignominious close to the Age of Clive. Article for The Drum.
Another day, another opinion poll, another round of speculation as to what the tea leaves really mean.
Today’s Newspoll will be studied closely, as usual, by political observers hoping to get a handle on what voters think of the shenanigans in Canberra. And what that might mean for the future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Hockey is sticking with his tough-love message, Morrison is talking about incremental reform, and Abbott is simply focused on doing whatever it takes to ensure his political survival. These mixed messages don’t bode well for […]
Considering Labor’s key attack dogs are still smeared with the stains of the Rudd-Gillard wars, they are in no position to capitalise if the Liberal Party ditches Tony Abbott. Weekly column for The Drum.
Whatever the end-game may be, the social services portfolio is strengthening Morrison’s hand. If the Minister can transform the public’s vitriolic opposition to the welfare reform agenda to acceptance, even if it is begrudging, and […]
There is one thing the Prime Minister’s speech on national security this week will be remembered for, and it won’t be the speech. Cheeky piece for The New Daily.
Abbott’s war on terror has bought his leadership some extra time. But will Muslim leaders’ reaction mean it’s the beginning of the end? Article for TheHoopla.