August 16, 2017 34
Yesterday was a rare day in politics when collective common sense goes out the window and chaos takes over.
April 19, 2017 4
The cost of Paleo pear Claire ... Tony Burke begs "please like me" ... rainbow flag above board ...
September 14, 2016
Tony Burke and Andrew Leigh try to convince ACT voters through the power of song.
May 3, 2016
I got you, babe.
February 4, 2016
War on punctuation. The government has announced that its biannual party of red tape reduction is no more, with assistant minister for productivity Peter Hendy saying that most of the work has already been done in repealing laws with unnecessary red tape. Labor finance spokesman Tony Burke used the announcement to send out a press release […]
February 4, 2016 4
Bananas in Pyjamas in parli ... don't mention Nauru ... get your smap smear ...
June 2, 2014 5
DFAT axes OS postings ... Turnbull v Bolt ... vote in the museum dance-off ...
March 28, 2014 16
Bronwyn Bishop isn't much worse than some Speakers of the modern era. But she's becoming a distraction for the government.
July 31, 2013
Kevin Rudd is looking mighty prime ministerial, but is still frustrating the punters with his refusal to name an election date. Meanwhile, the newspapers are still talking about Julia Gillard (who?).
July 11, 2013 16
Opposition immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has been claiming that over 90% of asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia turn up without ID. Does that allegation hold up? Not quite ...
July 10, 2013
Kevin Rudd is top of the pops as he tries to end a Labor arrangement that allowed him to knife Julia Gillard and become Prime Minister.
April 18, 2013 68
Recent data shows that without Australia's population boom, we'd probably have greenhouse gas emissions under control. So why is no one talking about whether an Australia of 62 million is environmentally sustainable?
April 12, 2013 1
Simon Crean is gone, but the Gillard government is pressing on with its Australia Council reforms. It might face opposition to the decision to scrap artform-specific representation.
March 20, 2013 1
The government is to tweak environmental laws to apparently make it easier to block CSG projects. Academics Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss on why it's bad policy and won't help the environment.
March 13, 2013 4
Don't sneer at Alan Jones -- without his long-running campaign against coal seam gas, would the issue have come to the attention of the federal government? Plus other political issues of the day.
February 6, 2013 34
While innocuous, Tony Burke and Stephen Conroy's contacts with Eddie Obeid symbolise how NSW Labor is likely to drag the Federal party to its doom this year.
January 11, 2013
Tas Governor leave fire zone for holiday ... poll results on cops getting Macca's perks ... office taste test on Mello Yello ...
December 19, 2012 8
The campaign is well underway to protect the Tarkine's natural and cultural heritage after approval was given this week for the Shree Minerals iron ore mine in western Tasmania. The ANU's Andrew Macintosh writes on the politics and policy.
October 5, 2012 6
We know the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. It's time to admit that our climate policies will contribute to its ultimate destruction, argues Dr Chris McGrath.
September 12, 2012 74
Despite noise in the media, the proposed operations of the Abel Tasman tick all the boxes of the fisheries and environmental regime. The decision to ban it smells a bit fishy, writes ANU's Andrew Macintosh.