Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.
Here’s my take for Guardian Australia on last night’s Peoples’ Forum at Rooty Hill RSL Club and Kevin Rudd’s strategy to shorten Tony Abbott’s lead on economic competency.
Here’s a post I wrote today for Guardian Australia on Tony Abbott’s “does this man ever shut up?” comment about Kevin Rudd last night at the Peoples’ Forum. By my reckoning it was more strategy than stuff up.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm While the rest of the known universe was boggling at the audacity of Tony Abbott uttering the question that is on everyone’s minds but apparently must not be asked, I was struck by something different altogether. During the […]
In my post for The Drum this week I’ve looked at the Leaders’ Debate.
I seem to be on a roll with Kevin posts at the moment… Here’s my post for AusVotes 2013, where I canvass the four problem issues that Rudd has neutralised in preparation for an election that I predict will take place on 31 August.
Here’s my latest piece for The King’s Tribune… It started as a tiny whisper, keening like a solitary mosquito as I listened to Kevin’s “I’m a contender” speech before the leadership vote. “People want a real choice at this election,” said Kevin. “People are genuinely fearful of what Mr Abbott could do to them,” he […]
I’m not a fan of Kevin Rudd. This antipathy has very little to do with politics and everything to do with good government. My view was formed during Rudd’s previous tenure as Prime Minister when I was an industry lobbyist. I witnessed endless briefs being prepared by harried departmental officials who were required to be […]
How can anyone take a benign interpretation from Kevin Rudd’s interview on 730 last night? If Rudd’s genuine intention was to extinguish the smoking embers of his supporters’ expectations, why insist on grandstanding for half the interview on matters relating to China and the US? What on earth does the former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister’s views on Sino-American […]
Here’s my latest post for the AusVotes 2013 federal election blog… The most significant thing that emerged from the mea culpas and post mortems that littered the coup-that-wasn’t battlefield was the notion that journalists are willing to be made patsys. What other explanation can there be for the role the media played in the Rudd camp’s most […]