The week that was…
As reflected in the links below, this week was dominated by the asylum seeker issue.
Some attention was also given to Abbott’s tendency to play fast and loose with the facts.
There was also a number of interesting think-pieces, which I’ve collected for you to enjoy and ponder.
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: Back to the start on asylum seekers
- Bernard Keane: The moral calculus of exemplary detention
- Annabel Crabb: Asylum debate – same question, different argument
- Peter Lewis: Our border fears speak to bigger issues
- Michelle Grattan: Dangerous days, for refugees and the government
- Laura Tingle: Schools policy, Labor seeks a breath of fresh air
- Bronwyn Hinz: Hard-headed politics – ask the right experts and you’ll get the answers you want
- Elizabeth Humphrys: Trapped by orthodoxy – The Greens and the myths of the market
- Paul Kelly: All roads lead to turning back boats
- Peter van Onselen: Let’s dispel a few myths
- Shaun Carney: Puff of victory after smoke and mirrors effort on boats
- Barrie Cassidy: A rare challenge to Abbott’s free pass
Food for thought
- Jonathan Green: Australian Institute of Thought
- Tony Wright: Truly selfless don’t need to tell the world
- George Megalogenis: How the language of shock jocks came to drive political debate
- Laurie Oakes: Angus Houston not John Howard for Governor-General
- Sam Encel: The Conservatism you don’t know
- Geoff Kitney (free): A good week for John Howard’s Australia