Defence is simply too big for Nick Warner

March 30, 2009

Of course Nick Warner is the wrong man for the job of Secretary of the Defence Department. That’s because the job is beyond any single individual, and certainly beyond any single Minister, writes Bernard Keane.

Fitzgibbon and the shadow of the Yellow Peril

March 30, 2009

Behind the Fitzgibbon debate -- and not very far behind it -- lurks the spectre of the Yellow Peril, writes Jeff Sparrow.

Comitatus: Newspoll reveals real “Yellow Peril”

March 30, 2009

The politics of Yellow Peril reeks of the political desperation it is, writes Possum Comitatus.

The Coalition’s shameful Red Scare campaign

March 30, 2009

The Coalition is now in the throes of the biggest Red scare since the 1950s, writes Bernard Keane.

Earth Hour parliamentary email ruckus

March 30, 2009

Your taxpayer dollars -- and taxpayer-funded IT system -- hard at work.

Why Nielsen poll matters

March 30, 2009

Today's Nielsen poll is the first published by The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald since last November. Not good enough.

Note to Turnbull: make your own luck

March 3, 2009

Turnbull is actually conducting serious consultations with communities, rather than the gimmicks beloved by Rudd, but they are almost entirely beneath the media radar, writes Bernard Keane.

Reba Meagher’s tabloid return

February 16, 2009 5

Former NSW Health Minister Reba Meagher has re-emerged after flouncing out of the NSW Labor Government, writes Alex Mithcell.

Why does the ETS 5-15 % target look good on a per capita basis?

December 17, 2008 1

Why does the ETS 5 -- 15 % target look so good on a per capita basis?

The high and low laughs of Election 07

November 21, 2007 3

As the election campaign eases into its fourth year and we gather to learn how badly we’ve done in the exams, we pause to consider the highlights so far.