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More spin on ‘economic reform’ won’t work with an angry electorate

More spin on ‘economic reform’ won’t work with an angry electorate

The longer the right believes neoliberalism can be restored if only the Liberals can sell it better, the happier Labor will be.

Does the ABCC directive on union logos breach the constitution?

Does the ABCC directive on union logos breach the constitution?

The ABCC code is looking to ban the "logos, mottos and indicia" of unions on building sites. Does this breach our right to political communication?

Public servant social media policy unenforceable, possibly unconstitutional

Public servant social media policy unenforceable, possibly unconstitutional

The new Turnbull government social media policy has been criticised as an attack of freedom of speech. But does it breach the constituion?

Talking pointless: how the media enables the vapidity of political PR

Talking pointless: how the media enables the vapidity of political PR

The media complains about politicians relying on talking points -- but also on those who talk in too much detail. They're trapped in a vicious circle that re-inforces poor political communication.

Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Effective implementation of an economic reform agenda requires voter trust and a capacity to communicate effectively, Only one Liberal possesses those qualities.

The more voters get to know Shorten, the less they like him

The more voters get to know Shorten, the less they like him

Bill Shorten's inexperience means Labor has fewer options to exploit disillusionment with the Abbott government, and that he'll remain a mystery figure to most voters.

Vale, Team Australia — you were fun while you lasted

Vale, Team Australia — you were fun while you lasted

We'd barely warmed up to Tony Abbott's "Team Australia" before he abandoned the phrase in the face of widespread derision.

‘There’s fuck-all you can do’: why the govt is losing the PR war with the ABC

‘There’s fuck-all you can do’: why the govt is losing the PR war with the ABC

From "down-payments on future efficiencies" to talk of the ABC pulling its weight, the government has failed to strike a chord with voters, spinners told Crikey.

Why selling a budget is far harder than in the days of Hawke and Howard

Why selling a budget is far harder than in the days of Hawke and Howard

It's no longer as easy as it once was to communicate difficult budgets, and that's unlikely to change.

Keane: media bias v political substance in the budget

Keane: media bias v political substance in the budget

Last week's budget gave an insight in to three of the key reasons why Labor is in such trouble. This government, as no one needs reminding, has a reputation for incompetence.