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The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

Wayne Swan, Nick Minchin and Anne Aly discuss courage under (journalistic) fire, and the dreaded He Who Shall Not Be Named (SPOILER: it's Laurie Oakes).

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Heeeeeere's Jacqui .... Joycean maths ... Abbott's sleepover ...

Flying blind: ex-pollies’ travel entitlements up in the air

Flying blind: ex-pollies’ travel entitlements up in the air

Are ex-pollies still allowed to jet around Australia on the public teat?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Brandis explains emoji ... soft and cuddly diplomacy ... who's the real opposition communications spokesman? ...

‘I’d rather slam my cock in a door than debate climate change’

‘I’d rather slam my cock in a door than debate climate change’

The sum total of useful commentary on ABC’s stultifying I Can Change Your Mind About Climate was five minutes of British scientist and author Ben Goldacre saying he'd rather slam his c-ck in the door then debate climate change, writes climate researcher Ian McHugh.

ABC climate doco producer fights back: ‘climate deniers aren’t mad, they’re human’

ABC climate doco producer fights back: ‘climate deniers aren’t mad, they’re human’

Climate deniers are not mad, they are human. And the sooner you begin to engage with them rather than dismiss them, the better chance you may have of bringing a few along with you, writes Simon Nasht, producer of ABC doco I Can Change Your Mind About Climate.

Hamilton: ABC’s latest climate change doco another PR victory for doubters

Hamilton: ABC’s latest climate change doco another PR victory for doubters

Because it falls for the deniers’ tactic of doubt-mongering, ABC TV’s I Can Change Your Mind … About Climate Change is a victory for climate denial even before it goes to air .

Carbon tax: for Abbott it’s appalling policy or appalling hypocrisy

Carbon tax: for Abbott it’s appalling policy or appalling hypocrisy

Even if Abbott wins a 2013 election it would likely be mid-2015 before any carbon price legislation could potentially pass a joint sitting of both houses, writes Matt Grudnoff, a senior economist at The Australia Institute.

Nick Minchin, keeper of the Howard flame … NGV’s power benefactor …

Nick Minchin, keeper of the Howard flame … NGV’s power benefactor …

Leader of the Right and keeper of the Howard flame, Nick Minchin is still regarded by some as the Liberal Party's spiritual leader. Also, the NGV's power benefactor, Alan Joyce finds friends in the market and Bolt and Negus back in 2012.

Reith v Abbott: the early 90s wants its zeal back

Reith v Abbott: the early 90s wants its zeal back

The tensions between Tony Abbott and Peter Reith have deep roots in recent Liberal history. The former minister's eagerness to prevent a return to "the Fraser years", unencumbered by the party presidency, will be fascinating to watch.