The furore over the handling of Haneef – let AFP chief Mick Keelty’s views on the media and terrorism – may have died down for now, but the Rudd Government has learned the lessons, writes Christian Kerr.
"What About Us?" Cried the Adelaide Advertiser. And then the Gravy Train delivered, writes Richard Farmer.
John "I’m Staying PM" Howard is off on a belated search for the vision thing that will prove the pundits and the pollsters wrong in predicting he cannot win the federal election later this year.
APEC has a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our fight against climate change, but will leaders, particularly Bush and Howard, take it? Ian T. Dunlop writes.
Will he? Won't he? There was rumour early in the week that he wouldn't. But fret not, we now have confirmation from no better source than the White House itself: President Bush will make it to APEC. We cross now to the James S. Brady Briefing Room.
The Exclusive Brethren met with PM with no agenda and no pre-arranged discussion topics? Sound all too ludicrous? Did I mention $270k and the Bennelong campaign? Nahum Ayliffe delves into the shady sect.
In his pitch to a predominantly Pentecostal Christian audience last night the Prime Minister used the Parable of the Talents to justify his view that we each have a divine obligation to use our assets to maximum benefit. Howard was endorsing the prosperity gospel preached by those such as Paster Brian Houston of the Hillsong Church. God wants you to be rich, the parishioners are told. Your prosperity is a sign that you have been blessed by the Lord, writes Clive Hamilton.
With Parliament back tomorrow, Crikey is proud to present our pols with a Reader’s Digest-style condensed version of the Van Errington biography that tells you everything you need to know about our Prime Minister, writes Christian Kerr.