Those people either do not pay attention, or do not care to.
I have always been clear about the rules by which I operate, to avoid conflict of interest. That is, to not tweet or blog about the issues that I deal with at work. It’s a simple rule and it seems to work.
Nevertheless, there are those who are trawling over my LinkedIn account, and this blog, to see if I am true to my word.
To save them the trouble, here are my blog posts listed according to the jobs that I held at the time they were written.
CEO CropLife Australia (til June 2010)
- Nirvana Revisted
- Who’s the demon?
- Political private lives CAN be a public issue
- Democracy, by-lines and the cult of celebrity
- Conned or captured? Voter sentiment and Rudd’s demise
- We are ashamed but must accept that politics eats its young
Self-employed contractor: professional writer (July – Sept 2010)
- In defence of Tony Burke’s tweets
- Time to throw out the astroturf and step forward
- Symbolism or substance: Will a decarbonised Australian economy fix climate change?
- Julia’s tenet – no government has ever fallen to a bored citizenry
- Nielson poll – wakeup call for protest voters, not Gillard
- Don’t mistake the organ-grinder for the lion-tamer: the media and the 2010 federal election
- Refuse the election media spoonfeed and make up your own mind!
- A kinder, gentler legislative log-jam
- Surprise, surprise, The Australian censors criticism of faux Harry Jenkins expose
- I’m sick of running the gauntlet of smiling harassers
Home Insulation Safety Program (Oct 2010 – April 2011)
- New media prejudice based on fear of the unknown
- 4 Corners “The Deal” more like Jersey Shore than documentary
- Not all spin doctors use their power for evil
- Hate mail may drown out real learnings from Howard years
- Autism badly served by “Communication Shutdown”
- Tastings from the 2010 political buffet
- Whether you like it or not – looks do matter in politics
- New ABC social media role an empty gesture
- My heartfelt thanks to a few
- Time to demand better behaviour from our sporting heroes
- Gerry Harvey: How did it all go so wrong?
- Abbott’s holiday is a political misjudgement
- I am the greenhouse culprit! And so are you
- A salutary tale for the Australian Greens
- Mirror, mirror on the wall: what do flood speeches say about us all?
- Has the flood levy damaged the carbon price?
- Shit happens: What should Abbot have done?
- Clive Hamilton – an out of touch eco-warrior
- Voters don’t care about political lies
- Faux environmentalism
- How to sell a carbon tax
- Give up on the game of Extreme Rhetoric – Let’s talk instead
- Prime Ministerial half-truths will not save the planet
- Reports of Labor’s death are greatly exaggerated
- Can the Greens step down from their pedestal now?
- Love to hate, but don’t love the haters
- Ellis and Hamilton – defrocked priests muttering on the edge
- Ad campaigns are the last resort of failed lobbyists
- Leadership is True North for our political compasses
Department of Climate Change (May 2011 – Oct 2011)
- #Slutwalk will not show our daughters how to get respect
- Better political reporting is the key to better politics
- The Power Index: peddling influence or impoverished ideas?
- Abbott in a Zegna suit?
- Is the tide turning for Tony Abbott?
- Do you really know when they’re faking it?
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (Nov 2011 – present)
- Less smirk, more political analysis please
- Lego’s not as pink as you think
- Have the Greens peaked already?
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About Drag0nistaPolitical blogger and columnist on the interwebs. Former Liberal staffer and industry lobbyist. Studying the entrails of federal politics since 1989. Otherwise known as Paula Matthewson.
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