Fear and hubris drive fuel excise response. Another post this week for The Drum.

The Greens play tough but will avoid double trouble. Weekly column for The Drum.

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. May post for Kings’ Tribune.

Lock up the war chest for fairer elections. Weekly column for The Drum.

Shine a light on shady lobbying. Weekly column for The Drum.

Why Green is the new black. Weekly post at The Hoopla.

For Tassie and SA, it was all about the jobs. Weekly column for The Drum.

Is the Greens’ bubble bursting? Regular post for The Hoopla.

It would appear Bandt’s intention was to transform community concern about the fire into opprobrium for Abbott over his scrapping of the carbon price. Unfortunately for Bandt, by reducing the issue – yet again – to a political level he will do nothing to sway those who are politically aligned to Abbott.

While Labor is using its shiny new leadership process to distract members from election loss disappointment and take the heat out of ensuing acts of retribution, the Greens appear to be floundering in response to a poor election performance that was a surprise to no-one but themselves.