The week that was…
Normally I wouldn’t give much exposure to the latest leadership speculation stories, arising as they seem to do regularly in the days leading up to the latest Newspoll. But Tanner’s intervention this week was notable not only for its timing but also for the issues that he raises. Not that he proffered any solutions.
I’ve also included some good analysis pieces following the past parliamentary fortnight, and pieces by Tingle and Jericho to remind us about the importance of the economy in all things political. There’s also a link to the AFR Magazine’s annual Power List (which as far as I can tell is outside the paywall.
- Katharine Murphy: Handbags at 10 paces
- Mark Latham: Abbott an easy target
- George Megalogenis: Abbott doesn’t want to look at the bigger picture
Gillard,Tanner and Rudd
- Jonathan Green: Do we really need to talk about Kevin?
- Michael Gordon: Tanner orchestrates his own Labor sideshow
- Paul Kelly: Tanner shines a light on party’s hollow core
- Geoff Kitney [free]: Tanner’s book exposes depth of discontent
- Barrie Cassidy: Prime Ministerial trivia- sorting fact from fiction
- Tom Dusevic: Gillard’s 12-step recovery program
Milne’s address to the NPC
- Adam Brereton: An economy that serves the people
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: Why the GST may not be good for us
- Laura Tingle [free]: Black holes are not just ALP’s worry
Food for thought
- Peter Lewis: Would they lie to you? Yes, we want them to
- Zoe Krupka: Jump on the condemnation bandwagon