Topic archives: debate

Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

December 22, 2017 5

This year has seen a tremendous amount of nuanced, balanced, and completely sane debate across the political spectrum.

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

September 7, 2017 13

It would, of course, be true hypocrisy for a vulgarian like Helen Razer to urge for a new civility. So she won't.

Has political correctness failed?

March 29, 2017 2

Chris Kenny thinks that political correctness has failed "the mainstream"-- but what on earth does this actually mean?

Turnbull’s clanger on UK tax

May 30, 2016 2

The PM used a line we've debunked before.

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

August 22, 2013 1

Won't everyone just shut up? But there are plenty more unanswered questions in last night's leaders' debate. Plus other campaign bites.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Debate is the big winner

August 12, 2013 1

Nine's original programming is still failing to attract viewers, while last night's debate drew in a big audience across a number of channels.

Crabb: Save the debate about having a debate

August 18, 2010

If plans for a televised debate eventuate this week, it will in one fell swoop eliminate one of the core issues at the heart of this election campaign: whether or not we should have one, writes Annabel Crabb.

Campaign Crikey morning edition: Day 9

July 26, 2010 2

"This election will determine whether the Prime Minister is to be elected by the people or by the powerbrokers. Whether Prime Ministers are to be chosen on the basis of the job they’ve done, or gender."