Is MH17 Abbott’s turning point? This week’s post for The Hoopla.

Abbott must learn from the PMs of old. Weekly column for The Drum.

Hawke and Howard: Those were the days. 2nd post this week for The Hoopla.

Tough reform from the Coalition playbook. Weekly column for ABC’s The Drum.

The price of political fakeness. Regular post for The Hoopla.

Bill who? Regular post for The Hoopla.

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.

Brandis, Barnaby & co: Travel Rorts 2.0?

A post for AusOpinion.

Whether we like it or not, 2013 is going to be the year of the broken promise. While it’s hard to believe there remains even one voter not yet reached by Tony Abbott’s campaign to brand Julia Gillard a venal oath-breaker, there still remain enough politically disengaged Australians to decide the election. And we can […]

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 […]