Chris Berg

No Crap App: w/b 21 Apr 2014

Pope, Canb Times 25 Apr 2014

Pope, Canb Times 25 Apr 2014

The parties

The policies

The budget

Wran

Anzac Day

Political profiles

Other thinkiness

And my posts for the week:

 

No Crap App: w/b 7 Apr 2014

Pope, Canberra Times, 10 Apr 2014

Pope, Canberra Times, 10 Apr 2014

Labor

Coalition

Greens

Free speech

Party positioning & reform

WA election / Senate

Bob Carr

And here’s my posts for the week:

 

No Crap App: w/b 17 Jun 2013

Rowe, AFR 21 Jun 2013

Rowe, AFR 21 Jun 2013

Labor

Coalition

Meanwhile….

No Crap App: w/b 4 Feb 2013

Lobbecke, Aust 7 Feb 2013

Lobbecke, Aust 7 Feb 2013

Policy

Politics

Polls

Media

Michelle Grattan

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No Crap App: w/b 6 Aug 2012

David Rowe, AFR 10 Aug 2012

The week that was…

This week both sides of the political divide sought to establish policy debates before parliament resumes next week. Almost counterintuitively, Abbott chose freedom of speech as his battleground while Gillard chose electricity prices. Grateful journos and commentators gleefully ran with both in an otherwise slow news week.

Towards the end of the week, political binoculars turned to the Spring parliamentary session, the end of which is traditionally the time to knock off an ailing leader.

Meantime, those interested in political journalism wondered how the media can note, even admire, but not challenge politicians’ manipulation of the truth.

Freedom wars

Electricity wars

Killing season approaches

Political journalism

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No Crap App: w/b 30 Jul 2012

Pat Campbell, Canberra Times, 1 Aug 2012

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

Labor

Liberals

Greens

Media

Olympics

Damn, how can I get past the paywall?

No Crap App: w/b 4 Jun 2012

Moir, SMH 6 Jun 2012

The week that was…

The week was all about the numbers; first the polls, then the economic indicators.

Pollster John Stirton explained that the ALP is not yet unelectable, Mumble explained what the polls were really saying and Carney reminded us how difficult it is to implement major change. Be sure to sneak past the Australian’s paywall to read Kelly’s excellent piece on the poisoned chalice.

Most of the economic pieces celebrated the robust economic indicators released this week, although Colebatch reserved his delight. Grog and Irvine explained skills and the housing problem to us non-economists.

Finally, don’t forget to check out former editor Michael Gawenda’s piece on newspapers needing to getting back to their core business.

Polls

Economic indicators

Media

Sunday addition

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