The week that was…
On the face of it, this last week before the recommencement of federal parliament was bereft of solid news and analysis, replaced instead by wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics.
But a closer inspection uncovered a swath of interesting pieces. The best of the obligatory analyses of Swan’s speech are provided here, along with predictions of next steps by the major political players. Tad Tietze’s latest on the Greens is also featured.
There are links here too that will take you to considerd thought pieces on the media, including long reads from MP Andrew Leigh and the report “Journalism at the speed of light.” Also included are the only two stories on the Olympics that I read this week 🙂
Bruce, Wayne and the economy
- Laurie Oakes: An unusual team, but Swan, Springsteen win gold
- Bernard Keane: Wayne Swansteen – is the Treasurer or Labor dancing in the dark?
- George Megalogenis: Inequality has grown on working-class warrior Wayne Swan’s watch
- Jessica Irvine: Daddy’s not so cool, but numbers sound great
- Shaun Carney: Swan rocks on, but it’s a case of too little too late
- Ross Gittins: It’s great to have a conscience, now tell us how we’ll pay for it
- Jessica Irvine: A noble pursuit by any measure
- Jack Waterford: Boobytrapping the Lodge
- Mark Latham: Revenge is killing Labor
- Paul Kelly: Labor shifts to disability, education
- Laura Tingle: Change the subject but not the tune
- Peter van Onselen: A case of one bad government replacing another
- Katharine Murphy: Rip off those headphones and let the pollies hear some truths
- John Mehlman: Newspaper editors ‘concerned about quality’ but not about hiring journalists who can write good
- Chris Berg: Media diversity fears are absurd and obsolete
- Andrew Leigh: The naked truth? Media and politics in the digital age
- Penny O’Donnell, David McKnight, Jonathan Este: Journalism at the speed of bites
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: Free to air just can’t compete at the Olympics
- Jenna Price: Olympians have a job to do and must perform