Crikey September 1, 2009
The world wide agreement seems to be that economic stimulus packages worked. So, should opposition leaders disapprove of sensible policies just for the sake of opposition? asks Tim Colebatch.
Possum Comitatus September 1, 2009
This week's Essential Report comes in with a two-party preferred of 60-40 -- a 2-point gain to the ALP -- with additional questions finding a clear majority of Coalition voters don't believe Malcolm Turnbull is in control of the Liberal Party.
Bernard Keane August 31, 2009 23 Comments
Is traditional political television dying? Have the likes of Insiders and the Laurie Oakes interview been left behind by new media and canny politicians? Bernard Keen weighs-in in the first of a two-part series.
Bernard Keane August 31, 2009 9 Comments
The Government’s insistence on signage for its projects is weird and offensive, but so is Glenn Milne's comparison of Kevin Rudd to Kim Jong Il.
Mungo MacCallum August 31, 2009 5 Comments
Mungo MacCallum discusses Brendan Nelson's departure, John Howard's shameless return to his soap box, and Nathan Rees' attempts to avoid the Obeid and Tripodi kiss of death.
Charles Richardson August 31, 2009 4 Comments
There is a local lesson to be learned from the Japanese election result. Like what happens when a party's long-term decline has been masked by one leader's success...
Crikey August 31, 2009 5 Comments
Brendan Nelson has diagnosed the leader of his Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull with narcissistic personality disorder. Crikey asked personality disorder expert Professor Henry Jackson if the diagnosis is accurate.
Stilgherrian August 31, 2009
Proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Act could dramatically increase the monitoring of your electronic communications. What will the loss of privacy mean?
Bernard Keane August 31, 2009 4 Comments
Agriculture Minister Tony Burke's backtracking over the importation of illegal timber shows just how hard the ETS will be to police.
Crikey August 31, 2009 3 Comments
The Australian Infection Control Association has warned the Federal Government against proceeding with the planned swine flu vaccination program due to health risk concerns, writes Melissa Sweet.