Why it might be in the Liberals’ interest to preference the Greens

Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.

Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.

For Crikey (Can be accessed with a free trial subscription).

Libs to play the imitation game in budget 2016

In matching or co-opting some of Labor’s initiatives in the budget, the Government will hope to neutralise the Opposition’s attack and clear the battlefield of all but the key points of differentiation before the election.

In matching or co-opting some of Labor’s initiatives in the budget, the Government will hope to neutralise the Opposition’s attack and clear the battlefield of all but the key points of differentiation before the election.

Weekly column for The Drum.

Time for a Turnbull reset

Malcolm Turnbull has a one-off (if not entirely deserved) opportunity to reinvent his government, re-set voter expectations, and deliver policies befitting, dare we say, an innovative Government.

Malcolm Turnbull has a one-off (if not entirely deserved) opportunity to reinvent his government, re-set voter expectations, and deliver policies befitting, dare we say, an innovative Government.

Drum_newWeekly column for The Drum.

The ploys are back in town as Parliament resumes

The first stanza of this election year will be characterised by political parties trialling election strategies to see which have traction with voters and which are a waste of precious campaign funds.

The first stanza of this election year will be characterised by political parties trialling election strategies to see which have traction with voters and which are a waste of precious campaign funds.

Drum_newWeekly column for The Drum.

Jamie Clements saga: The politics of sexual harassment a bipartisan affair

Sexism and other forms of disrespect against women can only be eradicated if all our community leaders, including the two at the top, actively repudiate those behaviours.

Sexism and other forms of disrespect against women can only be eradicated if all our community leaders, including the two at the top, actively repudiate those behaviours.

Drum_newFor The Drum.