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Tag archives: Tony Burke

Punch-drunk government now flailing at foes, real and imagined

Bernard Keane August 16, 2017 34 Comments

Yesterday was a rare day in politics when collective common sense goes out the window and chaos takes over.

Tips and rumours

Crikey April 19, 2017 4 Comments

The cost of Paleo pear Claire ... Tony Burke begs "please like me" ... rainbow flag above board ...

Never tear us apart?

Crikey September 14, 2016

Tony Burke and Andrew Leigh try to convince ACT voters through the power of song.

Sound familiar? Tony channels Bill. 

Crikey May 3, 2016

I got you, babe.

Tips and rumours: the war on punctuation

Crikey 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 […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey February 4, 2016 4 Comments

Bananas in Pyjamas in parli ... don't mention Nauru ... get your smap smear ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey June 2, 2014 5 Comments

DFAT axes OS postings ... Turnbull v Bolt ... vote in the museum dance-off ...

Bishop a distraction for a government that needs clear air

Bishop a distraction for a government that needs clear air

Bernard Keane March 28, 2014 16 Comments

Bronwyn Bishop isn't much worse than some Speakers of the modern era. But she's becoming a distraction for the government.

iSentia index: keep waiting for a date with Kevin

iSentia index: keep waiting for a date with Kevin

John Chalmers 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?).

Get Fact: how many asylum seekers turn up without ID?

Get Fact: how many asylum seekers turn up without ID?

Amber Jamieson July 11, 2013 16 Comments

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 ...