Eric Beecher November 24, 2009 103 Comments
Like many politicians, Mike Rann has been perfectly happy to exploit his private life when it suited him. Yet the moment there's a hint of sex, he suddenly demands silence.
Crikey November 24, 2009 11 Comments
Forget the tryst. It's inconsequential compared with this. Did Mike Rann the truth, or did he lie, asks Hendrik Gout?
Crikey November 23, 2009 79 Comments
Last night, Sunday Night broadcast a report in which a former Parliament House barmaid gave lurid descriptions of a sexual relationship with SA Premier Mike Rann. Can he survive? asks Hendrik Gout.
Stephen Mayne November 23, 2009 22 Comments
Last week was arguably the second most dramatic time a state premier has contacted Kerry Stokes attempting to stop a potentially career-ending story from going to air.
Bernard Keane October 13, 2009 2 Comments
The National Water Commission’s report on water reform may be one of the most dispiriting government reports ever compiled. River systems are collapsing and regional communities suffering.
Andrew Bartlett October 8, 2009
The sole remaining Australian Democrat MP, David Winderlich, has resigned from the party. It's just another sign of the party's decline, says former Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett; maybe it's time to wind things up.
Greg Barns October 7, 2009 9 Comments
The idea of today's breathtaking act of media manipulation in The Advertiser is to take the heat off Mr Rann over a messy story involving the Premier, a man who allegedly attacked him last week at a function and the man’s former wife.
Crikey October 6, 2009
SA Premier Mike Rann was left with facial bruising after an alleged assault and now the rumour mill is pumping because the Premier was friends with his attacker's wife. Will the gossip affect Rann's leadership chances?
Crikey July 27, 2009
South Australia's new Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond explains why she's banned swearing at Liberal party meetings.