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Plus Ultra!

Plus Ultra!

I know Brian said that we’d posted our last, but I couldn’t let the very kind words on the thread announcing our closure to go un-remarked. I also thought it somewhat incumbent on me as founder of the blog to […]

We pay, but what do we get?

We pay, but what do we get?

There was much interest in a leaked list of the pay packets of the ABC’s star personnel yesterday, published (paywalled) in The Australian. If I’d been asked to guess how much these folks were paid I would have been thinking […]

Tim Dunlop on Tony Abbott’s Press Gallery Cheer Squad

Tim Dunlop on Tony Abbott’s Press Gallery Cheer Squad

In posing the question yesterday about why Tony Abbott’s expenses claims attracted so little scrutiny during the last term of Parliament, I might have added that the way they are being reported now is interesting, to say the least. Headlines […]

Anthony Albanese for Labor Leader

Anthony Albanese for Labor Leader

I watched the first of three televised “debates” between Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten the other night. They will meet again in Melbourne tomorrow night and appear together on Q&A on Monday night. One of the interesting things about this […]

Not the Shipping News: There was no landslide

Not the Shipping News: There was no landslide

Now that the election counting for the House of Representatives is done and dusted (with Clive Palmer’s 36 vote victory in Fairfax being the last outstanding datum of import; though see the interesting Senate races still undeclared), there’s been a […]

Who passed the Lindsay Test? On Murdoch’s declining empire

Who passed the Lindsay Test? On Murdoch’s declining empire

I probably don’t need to link to any of the multifarious commentators who found the blatant partisanship of the Murdoch tabloids in the campaign offensive and anti-democratic. Generally, I’m eschewing purchasing News Limited titles, but I did take a look […]

Panel Discussion at Avid Reader – “Pushing Our Luck” by the Centre for Policy Development

Panel Discussion at Avid Reader – “Pushing Our Luck” by the Centre for Policy Development

I’m happy to be able to let folks know that I’ll be on a panel tomorrow night discussing the CPD‘s new e-book Pushing Our Luck. My much more distinguished and esteemed colleagues, Miriam Lyons and John Quiggin will be joining […]