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Mungo: Timor solution a stuffed-up version of whatever it takes

Mungo: Timor solution a stuffed-up version of whatever it takes

Timor Leste is a horribly cynical choice, and still would be even if the negotiations had been sensibly handled and the government and populace had shown themselves willing.

Contest in ACT comes down to the ALP machine versus genuine locals

Contest in ACT comes down to the ALP machine versus genuine locals

Strong local connections and community involvement used to be essential for politicians. Now candidates with grassroots experience struggle against machine men, as the contest to succeed Bob McMullan shows.

Tips and rumours: Tough for new recruits in NGOs

Tips and rumours: Tough for new recruits in NGOs

Several NGOs are struggling with recruitment, with one major aid organisation hiring a not-so-ideal candidate out of necessity, while another watches the way staff are chewed up and spat out.

Things to consider before a Rudd coronation

Things to consider before a Rudd coronation

Presidents-elect have transition teams, but then they also have the luxury of a couple of months between their elections and swearing-in. But with the polls the way they are, it’s not too early for us to start thinking out aloud of the likely make up of the first Rudd ministry.