Politics of the Election

Guest post by Jesse Richardson: Thoughts from the CPD panel on “Pushing Our Luck”

Guest post by Jesse Richardson: Thoughts from the CPD panel on “Pushing Our Luck”

MB writes: I’ve asked a number of the contributors to our discussion at Avid Reader around the CPD’s Pushing Our Luck to write up some of the themes and thoughts from the night. First cab off the rank is Jesse […]

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

In an op/ed in the Canberra Times today, Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute asks whether there is scope for hope on the left in an Abbott Prime Ministership. Denniss alludes to the oft-expressed desire of lefties […]

Magic Wand Economics delays confrontation with reality

Magic Wand Economics delays confrontation with reality

I’m an avid reader of the Fin Review. That’s partly because it does a pretty good job of actually reporting stuff, and partly because – as the old union movement saw has it – it’s the “Bosses’ Bible” and you’ve […]

Return of the repressed!

Return of the repressed!

So, Bronwyn Bishop will be Speaker. I hope Anna Burke is nominated, but obviously, a party line vote in the House of Representatives means Tony Abbott’s desire will be translated into reality. During the election campaign, the ‘invented tradition’ of […]