Desperate LNP phones a friend over Chatsworth

May 19, 2009

A full eight weeks after the polls closed in Queensland, the to-and-fro over the state seat of Chatsworth continues to bumble along.

Budget causes Rudd honeymoon to end… according to Fairfax

May 19, 2009 3

Nielsen never actually demonstrated the political change that Fairfax had projected onto it -- it was just poor analysis.

Nats don’t mind a rural rort, as long as it goes to their constituents

May 19, 2009 2

The collapse of Timbercorp and Great Southern is at least partly the consequence of the Howard Government’s attempts to regain control of agricultural managed investment schemes.

ABS staff removal shemozzle

May 19, 2009

The downright bizarre process adopted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to cut 180 staff prior to the Budget has now been acknowledged as “clearly inadequate”.

Seage: how to turn the NSW sex industry legal

May 19, 2009

It’s time for authorities to rethink the whole brothel thing and I have developed a blueprint for the industry that could be adopted in NSW and throughout Australia, writes Chris Seage.

Polls drift into la la land: 56-44

May 19, 2009

So much for the commentators' predictions that Rudd's honeymoon is over: Newspoll comes in today with a two-party preferred of 56/44 to Labor, up 1 from a fortnight ago, writes Possum.

The True Face of David Bartlett

May 18, 2009

After 11 years of Labor rule in Tasmania, where has the money gone?

Naked travel: Where does the money go?

May 18, 2009

Taxpayer funded state tourism authorities spend the dosh from one election cycle to the next, writes Tom Neal Tacker.

Nielsen Poll signals return to healthy Oz democracy

May 18, 2009

The Coalition should allow themselves just a little celebration over today’s Nielsen poll.

ATO leakers exempt from Boucher inquiry

May 18, 2009

Senior ATO investigators who breached the secrecy provisions of the tax office will not be prosecuted, thanks to the Boucher Review's terms of reference, writes Chris Seage.