Month: May 2012

No Crap App: w/b 21 May 2012

Rowe, AFR 22 May 2012

Cost of the Thomson saga

Other crunchy brain food

No Crap App: w/b 14 May 2012

The week that was…

It’s been hard to avoid salacious stories on the Slipper/Thomson sagas this week, but I’ve included a couple of the more thoughtful pieces. The one from Mark Latham on human frailty is a must read. Likewise Tony Wright’s reminiscences about the good ole days. Otherwise there are some great pieces on the budget, the future role of unions and Kelty’s speech at the ACTU Congress.

Lenore Taylor, George Mega and Andrew Probyn look more closely at the Opposition, former ALP apparatchik and Senator Stephen Loosely writes on the media storm that pollies now have to contend with, while John Warhust reminds us what the polls are really saying.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, the 730 interview with Ken Henry is over on the Longer Reads page.

More post Budget analysis

ACTU Congress and wise words from Bill Kelty

Slipper / Thomson sagas

More scrutiny for the Opposition?

Other crunchy brain food

Don’t forget to visit the Political Profiles page. Suggestions for profiles to be added are most welcome.

No Crap App: w/b 7 May 2012

Moir, SMH 8 May 2012

The week that was….

It was Budget week, the political fallout from which is becoming known as the various post-Budget polls are published. The media devoted forests of column inches and Kilowatts of electrons to Budget reportage, analysis and opinion. I’ve collected here links to the best pieces immeditately after the budget and also from the end-of-week analysis.

Also listed are some interesting pieces from Antony Green and Mumble on the permutations of various impending elections. And an excellent piece from Jonathan Green about the changed nature of political debate.

The budget

Abbott’s response

End of the week analysis

Whereto from here?

Don’t forget to check the other No Crap App pages: Longer Reads, Political Profiles and Whither Australian Political Journalism.

No Crap App: w/b 30 Apr 2012

The week that was…

This week’s links are like a box of Arnott’s family assorted – there’s something for everyone. Unless you’re looking for more sordid details on Slipper and Thomson et al, because these are not the links you’re looking for….

Anyway, this week we have Grog, Gittins and Mega grappling with next week’s federal budget, while Sheehan and Tingle take a deeper look at the PM’s woes. Macken looks at the What Matters to Australians report. Jonathan Green continues to unravel the political media’s last shreds of credibility. And Jack the Insider reminds us about political charisma.

Budget and the economy

What to do about Julia

Other crunchy brain food

No Crap App now has a Facebook page for readers who have something to say about the week’s links. Visit the page, choose a piece, and let us know what you think about it.