Clive Palmer’s bullying attempts to bring his rogue senator into line will sit uncomfortably with voters who prefer to see him as a benevolent maverick. Post for Guardian Australia.

The questionable loyalty of Anthony Albanese. For Guardian Australia.

The-Guardian-logoAm I a feminist? A panel discussion at The Guardian.

The-Guardian-logoWhy I lament the lack of moderate voices on the right. Latest post for Guardian Australia.

Australian farmers should not be a protected species. New post for Guardian Australia.

Quentin Bryce: a model of even-handedness. A post for Guardian Australia.

The prime minister’s presence at the bushfires is causing a security headache, taking him away from his work and looking increasingly self-indulgent.

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.

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.