Topic archives: Maxine McKew

Should MPs spend more time in Parliament?

August 22, 2016

Would more sitting days in Canberra actually result in more, and better, work being done?

McKew: come on, Bill, wedge Mal on an issue that matters

June 22, 2016 5

Bill Shorten should take the Coalition's education policy to task, writes former MP for Bennelong Maxine McKew.

A ‘lamington stall’ approach to campaign finance reform

June 3, 2016 3

Nick Greiner, Luke Foley, Ross Garnaut and others gathered to discuss the future (possibly doomed) of campaign finance reform.

An education in electioneering

May 9, 2016 7

Turnbull pitches to those who can buy their kids a house, but Shorten is betting a lot on school funding. Former Labor member for Bennelong Maxine McKew gets the lay of the land.

Is Tony Windsor doomed to follow in the footsteps of Maxine McKew?

March 24, 2016 19

The battle between Barnaby Joyce and Tony Windsor recalls another famous political contest, writes former adviser to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd John Preston.

Maxine McKew v Geoff Gallop, more or less

March 6, 2013

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 5, 2013 4

Which govt pays writers to smear opponents? ... the inside word on Coke's anti-recycling putsch ... is the Green Guide staying Green? ...

Tips and rumours

March 4, 2013 2

Fisticuffs at the Perth Writers Festival over Rudd ... does Abbott fit with the Salvos? ... Labor hacks accused of not loving western Sydney after all ...

Sentia Media index: McKew and Jasper boost Rudd’s profile

Sentia Media index: McKew and Jasper boost Rudd’s profile

October 31, 2012

Kevin Rudd is stalking the leaders in media mentions, thanks in part to the death of a beloved pet, writes Sentia Media's John Chalmers.

Introducing the BET (bank extortion tax)

October 29, 2012 10

Crikey readers have their say on the biggest issues of the day,

How <em>The Oz</em> missed the Rudd coup (rather than the other way around)

How The Oz missed the Rudd coup (rather than the other way around)

October 29, 2012 2

The Australian insists its gallery gun Dennis Shanahan had "scooped the pack" two years ago in describing Kevin Rudd's downfall. But it didn't tell the whole story.

Keane: politics goes back to 2010 … again

October 26, 2012 15

Politics will return to 2010 for several days while Maxine McKew's book is dissected. But will it change how voters feel about the Prime Minister?

McKew book: how internal polling brought Rudd undone

McKew book: how internal polling brought Rudd undone

October 26, 2012 44

Maxine McKew's new book reveals more about the role Labor's own internal research was used to undermine Kevin Rudd.

Media briefs: McKew falls off truck … ACP out … BBC scandal ….

Media briefs: McKew falls off truck … ACP out … BBC scandal ….

October 26, 2012 3

McKew extract stuff up ... ACP out ... paywall holes ... BBC scandal ....

Maxine McKew pens tome on Rudd-era innards

June 22, 2012 29

Popular former Bennelong MP Maxine McKew is preparing a tell-all account of her rollercoaster ride in federal parliament, with an expected focus on the Kevin Rudd's brutal skewering at the hands of Julia Gillard.

McKew: ‘I don’t regret a minute of it’

August 23, 2010 9

This morning, McKew was in the office, helping her staff to find new jobs, but she’s not bitter about the result. “I don’t regret a minute of it. I loved doing the job locally and I loved working on public policy. It was a great thing to do.”

Bennelong: tired McKew fighting the polls

August 19, 2010 9

Yesterday was a pretty bad day for the Labor MP for Bennelong, Maxine McKew. Two new polls published in the major Sydney newspapers predict she will lose her seat on Saturday.

Bennelong despatch: yum cha and tears with Kevin Rudd

Bennelong despatch: yum cha and tears with Kevin Rudd

August 16, 2010 11

Losing the job of a lifetime is one thing, but following it up with an emergency gallbladder operation is bad luck, and Kevin Rudd looked like he had been through the wringer.

Bennelong dispatch: relevance takes a back seat in JA’s campaign

August 9, 2010 6

In the battle for Bennelong, Liberal candidate John Alexander was the star of a two and a half hour brain-bleeding session dominated by klutzy questions.

Liberals raid Bennelong

Liberals raid Bennelong

August 3, 2010 26

The battle for Bennelong might come down to some very local issues, with Liberals exploiting community resentment over social housing.