It comes down to this: one of them is lying

November 24, 2009 11

Forget the tryst. It's inconsequential compared with this. Did Mike Rann the truth, or did he lie, asks Hendrik Gout?

Mike Rann is fighting for his life

November 23, 2009 79

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.

Three cheers for Channel Seven, time for Mike Rann to resign

November 23, 2009 22

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.

National Water Commission report: going backwards on environmental management

October 13, 2009 2

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.

The last Democrat resigns

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.

Rann’s happy family pics care of The Advertiser

October 7, 2009 9

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.

Bruises, gossip and wives: the juicy side of SA politics

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?

SA Libs ban cussing: “Sir Robert Menzies didn’t swear”

July 27, 2009

South Australia's new Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond explains why she's banned swearing at Liberal party meetings.

SA still imports thinkers. Why?

SA still imports thinkers. Why?

July 20, 2009

The SA Government's Thinkers-in-Residence scheme imports foreign "thinkers" (mainly university intellectuals) to stay in Adelaide. Intellectual cringe has replaced cultural cringe, writes Stephen Orr.

Mike Rann: tweet or die

July 20, 2009

I started using Twitter earlier this year, writes SA Premier Mike Rann. Why? Essentially, because I rarely saw young people at my street corner and town hall meetings.