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Mark Latham

Political commentator and former Labor leader

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

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

October 30, 2013 15 Comments

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.

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

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

April 4, 2013 44 Comments

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.

Andrew Bolt, lover of censorship

Andrew Bolt, lover of censorship

March 18, 2013 17 Comments

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.

The real education revolution Labor needs

The real education revolution Labor needs

March 11, 2013 17 Comments

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.

Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

March 4, 2013 23 Comments

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.

Latham v the commentariat: three howlers from Akerman

February 18, 2013 18 Comments

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

Latham’s Henderson Watch: Gerard reinvents history class

Latham’s Henderson Watch: Gerard reinvents history class

January 31, 2013 5 Comments

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.

Latham’s Henderson Watch: 54 mistakes and counting

Latham’s Henderson Watch: 54 mistakes and counting

January 30, 2013 16 Comments

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.

Obama Birthers take over The Australian

December 10, 2012 15 Comments

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.

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

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

November 26, 2012 31 Comments

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.