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ACNielsen: weak results for Rudd, 53-47

CrikeyMay 18, 2009

The first post-budget poll has given Labor its second weakest poll result since the election of the Rudd government.

How to kill five hours at Parliament House

Ruth BMay 15, 2009

There’s nothing quite like watching senators discuss Serious Government Business while licking the ice-cream drips off a white chocolate Magnum. Crikey's intrepid writer writes from the House.

Turnbull's reply: solid but not PM material

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 200924 Comments

In the Opposition Leader's Budget reply, there were no compelling ideas or bold initiatives; not even a circuit-breaking gimmick like Brendan Nelson’s petrol excise move.

What it takes to trigger an early election

Charles RichardsonMay 15, 2009

Charles Richardson explains the nuts and bolts of triggering a double dissolution.

Canberra's new mandarin: meet Mike Mrdak

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 2009

Canberra has a new mandarin, reports Bernard Keane.

So which is it, recession or recovery?

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 2009

If we have somehow segued from recession to recovery without noticing it, we’ll be in a very peculiar position regarding our official forecasts, writes Bernard Keane.

Bernard's budget reply

Bernard's budget reply

CrikeyMay 15, 20093 Comments

Bernard Keane discusses Malcolm Turnbull's Budget Reply speech. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPIgcwHDDxk[/youtube]

Returning to surplus within six years is hopelessly optimistic

CrikeyMay 15, 2009

Rudd will not be able to honour his pledge to keep the budget in surplus over the next cycle, says Rowen Cross -- and he has the figures to prove it.

Coorey: Costello steals Turnbull's thunder

CrikeyMay 15, 2009

Malcolm Turnbull's moment in the sun yesterday was overcast by the looming shadow of Peter Costello, reports Phillip Coorey.

'$9,000 for every man, woman and child'

by Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm TurnbullMay 14, 2009

Debt was the focus when Malcolm Turnbull delivered his budget reply speech.

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