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The art of Australian political nonsense-speak

The art of Australian political nonsense-speak

All politicians walk a fine line between effective political speech and incomprehensible garbage. Some Australian lawmakers excel at both.

Labor’s nostalgia based on bad maths and worse politics

Labor’s nostalgia based on bad maths and worse politics

Labor's claim that the Greens ruined the chance for effective climate action ignores the fact that Kevin Rudd's climate scheme was terrible policy.

Kevin Rudd writes…

Kevin Rudd writes…

'We on the centre-left who are committed to climate action have never let up on this fight.'

Of course Julia Gillard is appearing at a Tory convention

Of course Julia Gillard is appearing at a Tory convention

Julia Gillard's appearance at the UK Conservative Party conference will come as no surprise to those who have watched her politics closely.

The party of open borders now says it will close the door? Unlikely.

The party of open borders now says it will close the door? Unlikely.

For nearly two decades the Coalition has been committed to an open-door policy for workers and foreign students in service to a neoliberal agenda. Now this, too, has backfired on them.

Has Australian politics ever had a lower point?

Has Australian politics ever had a lower point?

Crikey readers discuss the least inspiring moments of modern Australian politics.

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

A new book and a weekend spread in The Age remind us that Kevin Rudd craves attention, but has nothing to say beyond attacking his former colleagues, because he never stood for anything.

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

Our ex-prime ministers should take the advice many of them gave while in office — get a job.