December, 2017

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

, Dec 22, 2017

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)

, Sep 07, 2017

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?

, Mar 29, 2017

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

The PM used a line we've debunked before.
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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

, Aug 22, 2013

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

, Aug 12, 2013

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

, Aug 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

, Jul 26, 2010

"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."