June 16, 2011 2
The concept that many major questions need a yes and no answer can hardly survive in an environment in which three word slogans and invented narrarive are substituted for reasoned discussion and analysis.
June 2, 2011 4
Adshel failed the first issues management test because it panicked after some 30 calls complaining about gay safe s-x ads in bus shelters and rushed into taking action.
May 30, 2011 7
No one can really judge whether the Blanchett-Caton carbon ads are any good until research is done on community reactions.
May 6, 2011 3
The recent royal wedding is instructive for many reasons, but probably mainly for illustrating the effectiveness of using tradition as a framing device.
April 27, 2011
It was moving to read in The Sunday Age a story reporting that records mapping the location of 3906 Vietnamese soldiers killed and buried by Australians during the Task Force operations had been given to Vietnam.
April 13, 2011 14
Stephen Smith could be described as a brave man -- even a hero -- in the real sense of the words rather than the debased usage much of the media and many militaristic politicos have adopted.
March 24, 2011 5
Anyone imagining that the nuclear industry is reeling in disarray and on the defensive after the Japanese disaster ought to think again.
March 3, 2011 1
Sport is not only big business but also an activity where hugely disproportionate returns accrue to the most successful.
February 17, 2011 6
Tony Abbott is i an intellectual -- although for political reasons he hides it as carefully as Harold Macmillan did -- and that is the standard by which he should be judged, writes Noel Turnbull.
February 15, 2011 23
If Kevin Rudd had approached his mining tax, and the emissions trading system, in the way Julia Gillard is approaching the carbon tax, he might still be Prime Minister.