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

Short-changed again on competent government. Weekly post for The Hoopla.

My very first weekly column for ABC’s The Drum.

Ignore, deny, reframe – but never, ever fess up. Latest post for ABC’s The Drum.

Bill who? Regular post for The Hoopla.

After four years of watching the Rudd and Gillard governments do it so badly, it’s morbidly fascinating to see the Abbott Government play a particularly high-stakes expectations game with the Australian public.


Considered the holiest of numbers by Christians and Wiccans alike, the number three has eerily presided over our past political year. From people to politics and policies, the rule of three was ubiquitous.

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.