The week that was….
Considered political analysis was thin on the ground for most of this week, obsessed as the media was with rogue polls, rogue MPs and a predictable parliamentary defeat for marriage equality.
Thankfully, the Friday and weekend columns delivered some quality analysis on where the Government and the Opposition go from here, much of which you will find below.
I’ve also included a number of think-pieces as well as informative pieces from our trusted economics translators Jericho, Irvine and Megalogenis.
Where from here?
- Michael Gordon: PM’s fightback is built on carbon and Our politics has entered a new phase of uncertainty
- Barrie Cassidy: Move over carbon tax, a fresh debate is underway
- Laurie Oakes: NSW Labor’s ‘blitz’ will be a test case
- Laura Tingle [free]: Fiscal paralysis points to a spent force
- Dennis Atkins: Popular wave of support puts Labor at ease
- Christian Kerr: Closer polls expose Coalition infighting
- Geoff Kitney [free]: Labor odour wafts Abbott’s way
- Michael Gawenda: What lies beneath Canberra’s silence?
- Tim Dunlop: What sort of country are we?
- Paul Kelly: ‘No’ vote fires the opening salvo
Economics for non-economists
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: US quantitative easing a point of interest for RBA
- Jessica Irvine: Why higher taxes could be a good thing
- George Megalogenis: GST no better than its forebears
- Samantha Maiden: Devil in detail of Abbott’s grand plan