David Uren

No Crap App: w/b 14 Apr 2014

Lobbecke, The Aust 17 Apr 2014

Lobbecke, The Aust 17 Apr 2014


Federal Budget


Policy issues

Political profiles

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No Crap App: w/b 3 Mar 2014

Lobbecke, The Aust, 7 Mar 2014

Lobbecke, The Aust, 7 Mar 2014

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Unions & jobs

WA Senate election re-run

Commission of Audit

Asylum seekers

Government & opposition

Political profiles

Other thinkiness

No Crap App: w/b 11 Feb 2013

Pope, Canberra Times 14 Feb 2013

Pope, Canberra Times 14 Feb 2013



Thinky pieces about the media and more

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No Crap App: w/b 7 Jan 2013

Moir, SMH 7 Jan 2013

Moir, SMH 7 Jan 2013

Economists and economic reform

Abbott and Gillard

The Greens

Optional preferential voting

The election

*Disclaimer: This excellent article includes political commentary from me 🙂

No Crap App: w/b 27 Aug 2012

The week that was…

It was a HUGE week politically, jammed chock-full with political trade-offs, policy announcements and tragic deaths. The previous week’s political fascination with Tony Abbott’s truthiness had mostly passed, with questions now being raised over the challenge of either party delivering costly new policies when tax receipts are falling.

There were some interesting pieces on how the leaders are faring, quite a bit of soul searching on our continued presence in Afghanistan, and an insightful piece on the scrapping of the floor price for carbon. The additional good reads ponder the purpose of SBS’s Go Back to Where You Came From, feature Shaun Carney’s last piece as he departs the good ship Fairfax, and provide a profile of Greens’ leader Christine Milne.

P.S. When Financial Review articles are not behind the paywall, I have marked them as [free].

How will they/we pay for it?

Spotlight on the leaders

The war

Carbon price

Other important reads

Sunday addition