Please. Not childcare too.

Through hubris and a seeming inability to get the politics right on pretty much anything, Abbott has managed to destroy any chance of his PPL policy ever seeing the light of day. Even more concerning is that the PM’s poor political instincts may also hinder the development of future childcare policy.

Post for The Hoopla.

Coalition needs a better budget, not better PR

Slick media strategies and strong narratives are of no help to a flailing government if its political decisions are flawed and its policies untenable. 

Weekly column for The Drum.

Time to start blogging again

I was showing someone my blog yesterday and was mortified to realise I don’t post much any more, other than links to my columns and posts that are published elsewhere. This has made my blog a pretty boring place to visit.

Today I’ve decided to rectify this with at least a semi-regular commentary on my week (or so) in politics including published pieces and observations of the discussions that followed, particularly on Twitter.

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Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20

Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20. Weekly column for The Drum.

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott?

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott? Weekly post for The Hoopla.

Nova Peris and our witch-hunt mentality

Nova Peris and our witch-hunt mentality. For The Hoopla.

Abbott: The brawler lurks beneath

Abbott: The brawler lurks beneath. Weekly column for The Hoopla

The inconvenience of asylum seekers

The inconvenience of asylum seekers. Weekly post for The Hoopla.

Shorten’s timely transition from ‘no’ to ‘me too’

Shorten’s timely transition from ‘no’ to ‘me too’. Weekly column for The Drum.

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