Patchy politics and diplo-schemozzle. Regular post for The Hoopla.
Instead of indulging in empty theatrics to bolster its own membership books, the opposition should be exploiting the government’s weaknesses in strategy and judgement right now.
Like so many of Kevin Rudd’s other hare-brained initiatives, this one must have been a good idea at the time.
Here’s the last of my 2013 election campaign weekly columns for ABC’s The Drum. In it I ponder whether the new Labor Opposition could change the tone of our national political discourse by being less negative than the Coalition Opposition was.
Setting aside the political wisdom or otherwise of establishing a ‘Women for Gillard’ campaign modelled on a US Presidential campaign strategy, today’s mishandling of the pre-launch story by Labor is yet another example of the party just not getting the basics of effective communication. More often than not, communication roles in politicians’ offices and party headquarters […]
Yes, it was a devastating drubbing for the NSW Labor Party. It was also a well-deserved loss after years of incompetence and less than truthful dealings with the NSW public. But that wasn’t the story for me. All I wanted to know was how the Greens fared. No, I don’t have an unhealthy obsession with […]