If Bill Shorten concludes that Labor’s best hope for electoral success is to remain on the attack, then he needs to refine his methods for doing so. Weekly column for The Drum.
Two post-budget polls show the Government is back in voters’ good books, but how long this lasts will depend on the ill-advised equity war Scott Morrison seems determined to fight. Weekly Column for The Drum.
The political week in review: All we saw was vote-buying with money the Government doesn’t have. For The New Daily.
The week in politics: Bill Shorten’s latest zingers, the ‘wait in the car’ mystery, and Christine Milne’s WTF moment. For The New Daily.
The pact of secrecy that allows politicians to use journalists for political means, and rewards those journalists for being little more than a cipher, does not strengthen democracy – as Laurie Oakes suggests – but belittles it. Weekly column for The Drum.
‘Courageous’ policies and cringe-worthy moments. A look back at the moments served up by our politicians this week. For The New Daily.
While Bill Shorten has become famous for mangling his witty one-liners, we should be paying more attention to Tony Abbott’s more troubling off-hand statements. At Community on Buzzfeed.
Politicians have been trying for years to get their message out to voters without it first being filtered by the media. Now they can bypass traditional media altogether by becoming independent producers of news. At Community on Buzzfeed.
Given today’s opinion polls will be used to recast a negative light on the PM and the Treasurer, it would be fair to conclude their power base remains fractured and in danger of being shattered. Weekly column for The Drum.
It’s more likely voters elected Mike Baird because they trust him to do the right thing for the state. Considered from this perspective, the result is not particularly good news for the Prime Minister. Weekly column for The Drum.