There’s nowhere to hide in Question Time. A post for ABC’s The Drum.
Instead of indulging in empty theatrics to bolster its own membership books, the opposition should be exploiting the government’s weaknesses in strategy and judgement right now.
Here’s the last of my 2013 election campaign weekly columns for ABC’s The Drum. In it I ponder whether the new Labor Opposition could change the tone of our national political discourse by being less negative than the Coalition Opposition was.
And so today Tony Abbott has launched an attempt to reinvent himself, in an effort to convince voters he’s more than the extraordinarily successful wrecker he’s portrayed since becoming Opposition Leader in November 2009. That means Abbott plans to dispel over three years of entrenched negativity in only seven to ten months*. Coalition spinmeisters are already […]
I was disappointed by Laura Tingle on Friday. Tingle is one of the few journalists writing from the Canberra Press Gallery that we usually can depend upon to be consistently rigorous in research, forensic in analysis and objective in reporting. There was however a piece of information missing from her Canberra Observed column that surprised […]