The battle for trust begins – Round 1: the budget

The party that proves the best at juggling economic prowess with fairness will enjoy almost certain electoral victory.

The party that proves the best at juggling economic prowess with fairness will enjoy almost certain electoral victory. The Coalition faces its first test next week.

Weekly column for The Drum.

How the PM spurned his most devoted supporters

The Political Weekly: Voters can react very badly to discovering their new leader is not the shiny and perfect model expected, but riddled with faults and flaws that renders them only a pale imitation of the political hero that was advertised on the outside of the box.

For The New Daily.

 

A pre-budget election would be an insult to our intelligence

Putting aside all the electoral complications, an unseemly rush to the ballot box without an adequate explanation of Malcolm Turnbull’s plans for economic repair would seriously test the public’s trust.

Putting aside all the electoral complications, an unseemly rush to the ballot box without an adequate explanation of Malcolm Turnbull’s plans for economic repair would seriously test the public’s trust.

Drum_newWeekly column for the Drum.

The best 2016 election date the PM could choose

The Political weekly: The federal election should be held in August or September this year. If it is called for any time before that, particularly the first half of 2016, voters will have no choice than to think PM Turnbull is taking us for fools.

The Political weekly: The federal election should be held in August or September this year. If it is called for any time before that, particularly the first half of 2016, voters will have no choice than to think PM Turnbull is taking us for fools.

For The New Daily.

Turnbull Government looks shaky on its trainer-wheels.

The Political Weekly: The Government’s budget update was an amateur affair.

The Political Weekly: The Government’s budget update was an amateur affair.

For The New Daily.

Peta Credlin: more Miley Cyrus than Greta Garbo

The Political Weekly: Peta Credlin takes the Miley Cyrus approach, Scott Morrison’s new three-word slogan and Turnbull’s warning to Leigh Sales.

The Political Weekly: Peta Credlin takes the Miley Cyrus approach, Scott Morrison’s new three-word slogan and Turnbull’s warning to Leigh Sales.

For The New Daily.

 

They’re back: Return of the Liberal moderates

Will the Liberal Party under Malcolm Turnbull really be more progressive? The recorded views of cabinet ministers may speak for themselves.

Will the Liberal Party under Malcolm Turnbull really be more progressive? The recorded views of cabinet ministers may speak for themselves.

For SBS News.