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The next few weeks are absolutely critical for political players – they need to lodge their preferred perception in the minds of Australian voters before the nation knocks off for the long break.

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Given the events of the past week, it’s time to recognise some of the government’s outdated views on women.

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No woman, regardless of her views, words or behaviour should be subject to criticism or abuse based on her gender. Not even rampaging Tory women.

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Why has new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an early adopter of social media and a prolific app user – nearly vanished from Twitter?

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The Political Weekly: our politicians gave voters whiplash as breathtaking displays of political acrobatics and pratfalls competed for our attention.

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Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker and the PM has launched a review into the entitlements system. This might release the pressure valve, but it could also be a vote-changer come next election.

Does Tony Abbott combine Gillard’s bad political judgement with Rudd’s madness? Weekly article for The Hoopla.

Despite Tony Abbott’s protestations to the contrary, there is no golden rule in Australian politics damning a governing party that changes leaders mid-stream to eternal political opprobrium.

You only have to look so far as Tony Abbott’s foreign minister and chief of staff to see that conservative women are not immune to sexist slurs.

Trust me. A multimedia post on political lies for ABC’s The_Brief. (Best viewed on a tablet/ipad.)