Politics

Clearing the decks for August?

June 25, 2004

John Howard is so desperate to dash to the polls, he will force both Houses of Parliament to sit over the weekend - here comes the August poll

Yet more from Hillary on August 7

June 23, 2004

All this August 7 talk is guesswork - but it's educated guesswork.

Greens and questions of trust

June 23, 2004

Shrubhuggers seem to make us green around the gills. Why?

Peter Garrett and the Murdoch press

June 16, 2004

Over the long weekend Crikey had a special Saturday edition of our subscriber only email to keep Crikey fans busy. After all they did have all that extra time on their hands. Here's a sample of some of our Garrett coverage:

Cautionary tales for Tories

June 15, 2004

Blame Canada.

A reminder: close elections, not landsides, the norm

June 15, 2004

As if Newspoll wasn’t enough for you wonks… Geez, we’re generous.

Wrong numbers on Tassie pokies

June 11, 2004

The gaming machine debate has been re-ignited in Tasmania as the wrong numbers come up on Tassie pokies.

Roll on the polls – post Garrett

June 11, 2004

Some fascinating polling is coming up. No doubt the Prime Minister is already poring over Mark Textor’s qualitative work as he weighs up August 7. But what will Peter Garrett do for the equation? That will be fascinating. Garrett is supposedly a bright bloke, so it might just work. The bruvvers are the bruvvers and […]

Ronald Reagan Mania – Just Say No

June 8, 2004

Crikey's Canberra correspondent provided readers with an alternative perspective on Ronald Reagan in yesterday's subscriber only edition of Crikey:

Lisa Liberal lashes Barnett tactics

June 7, 2004

Colin Barnett, the present leader of the Western Australian parliamentary Liberal Party, is in my opinion one of the greatest geese ever to lead the Liberal Party anywhere in Australia. Due to a combination of stupidity and disloyalty to his colleagues, he has in the past two weeks consigned the Liberal Party in WA Australia […]