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.
- Paul Kelly: Swan’s making a values judgement
- Shaun Carney: Five candles but it’s no party for a government under siege
- Annabel Crabb: The passion of Wayne
- Peter Hartcher: Prudence marries politics – but the love might not last
- Tom Dusevic: Stick to your goal even as posts keep moving
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: Battlers and the big picture – budget’s no game changer
- Dennis Atkins: Swan mines boom benefit in Budget
- Laura Tingle: Government’s reverse psychology
- Lenore Taylor: Amid Abbott’s criticisms, unanswered questions fester
End of the week analysis
- Laura Tingle: Surplus a lifebouy Labor can cling to
- George Megalogenis: Abbott has to drop the fistful of dollars
- Paul Kelly: Economic policy trapped by a tainted parliament
- Michael Gordon: A class act
- Laurie Oakes: Saints and sinners, whores and lost souls
Whereto from here?
- Paul Daley: Parliament’s pariahs are lonely
- Misha Schubert: An incredible tale
- Antony Green: Updates on various matters political
- Mumbletwits / Peter Brent: Three-cornered contests good or bad for the Coalition?
- Jonathan Green: Political discussion enters the age of the uninformed