It may be true, as one columnist noted on the weekend, that it was Peta Credlin who drew up Abbott’s successful strategy in opposition, and that the perception in “the prime minister’s office” right now is that a panicking party has forgotten “who put it in power”. But a great strategist in opposition does not necessarily make a competent Chief of Staff in government, or one that is able to adequately perform all of its functions.
Trust me. A multimedia post on political lies for ABC’s The_Brief. (Best viewed on a tablet/ipad.)
Abbott’s Terror Bounce. This week’s column for The Hoopla.
Friendship and war: Abbott should tread carefully. Weekly column for The Drum.
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.