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Articles by Mark Latham

Mark Latham on Labor’s warlords: the reform that’s really needed

The factional warlords still run the Labor Party, despite Kevin Rudd’s leadership reforms. In a new book, Labor’s former leader argues the case for breaking factional power in the party.

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Climate lunacy, or how Bolt can’t read a graph

How can Andrew Bolt point to a graph as showing a “pause” in global warming, when it unequivocally shows the opposite? He’s a propagandist of the highest order.

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Andrew Bolt, lover of censorship

Andrew Bolt certainly likes to talk about freedom of speech, but when it comes down to it, he only wants that freedom for those who agree with him.

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The real education revolution Labor needs

Money alone won’t solve the crisis in Australian education, the former Labor leader argues in the current Quarterly Essay. Only system-wide institutional change will arrest declining standards.

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Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

The former Labor leader is standing by his reference to Andrew Robb’s mental health issues in a newspaper column last week. He says the Right-wing commentariat has no right to call for his comments to be censored.

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Latham v the commentariat: three howlers from Akerman

The former Labor leader turns his attention to Daily Telegraph warrior Piers Akerman — three errors in one sentence from his Sunday Tele column.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: Gerard reinvents history class

How can the Sydney Institute’s board turn a blind eye to the embarrassing ineptitude of its ageing executive director? Gerard Henderson deserves a well-earned break, of the permanent variety.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: 54 mistakes and counting

Time to cast an eye on Gerard Henderson’s latest critical efforts. The former Labor Party leader fact-checks the self-anointed media fact checker.

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Obama Birthers take over The Australian

The Australian’s campaign against Julia Gillard, kicked along by its legal correspondent Chris Merritt, has descended into ancient history and smear. Former Labor leader Mark Latham investigates.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: a lunar Right eclipse? It’s a cover-up!

Make no mistake: Andrew Bolt is Australia’s answer to Donald Trump — a devastating commentary on the moral and intellectual decline of conservatism in this country, declares Mark Latham.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

To examine the criticisms by Andrew Bolt and others (including Julie Bishop) that Julia Gillard should have reported to police about her ex-boyfriend’s “slush fund”, Mark Latham speaks to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: ‘He will say and do anything to get at Gillard’

In round two of Bolt Watch, Mark Latham takes on more assertions made by blogger Andrew Bolt over the Julia Gillard AWU story.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: Why Andrew is wrong on Gillard and Slater & Gordon

The former Labor leader trawls the coverage of the Julia Gillard’s Slater &Gordon affair on Andrew Bolt’s blog to test the allegations — and Bolt’s assertions — against her.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: that’s a giant mistake, tiger

Last Friday the Dog was off his leash, dragging dear old Ita Buttrose into his mistake-ridden ways, writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: howling at the loon

What kind of person spends most of his adult life researching other people’s errors and telling them to get a fact-checker, but then admits his own work is so hastily prepared he doesn’t have time for fact-checking? writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.

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