The week that was…
There seems to be no way to avoid this week’s main political story – the hows and whys of Labor’s assault on the Greens. First the blogosphere exploded with comment and analysis, followed by the mainstream media. A selection of those pieces can be found here.
Also collected are links to interesting pieces on the economy, future of the media and pursuit of good policy.
Labor v Greens
- Peter van Onselen: The end of the affair?
- Peter Brent: Greens can thank Libs
- Michelle Grattan: Labor playing with fire in its rush to burn the Green witch
- Geoff Kitney: Gillard faces a fraction too much fiction
- Tim Watts: Left won’t lead the party to rebuild
Blogosphere / new media
- Drag0nista*: Don’t be surprised, Greens are not Labor’s natural ally
- Piping Shrike: The day the Gillard government died
- Alex White: Putting the Greens Party last a mistake
- Guido Tresoldi: Labor-Green skirmish. A view from inner suburban caffelatte land
- Ben Eltham: ALP tears won’t bring voters back
- Jeff Sparrow: Labor’s spectacular own goal
- Ross Gittins: Farmers good, big retailers bad – could that really be true?
- John Black: Traditional ‘working families’ are hardest hit
- AFR interactive maps: Mortgage stress across Australia
- George Megalogenis: Howard, Rudd and Gillard all let opposition damn bright ideas
- Video: What the luck! George Megalogenis, Paul Cleary and Peter Hartcher
- Tim Dunlop: Why commercial media should learn their ABCs and The real lesson of The Global Mail
- Peter van Onselen: Politicians prove hate media got it right
- Miriam Lyons: Ideas worth playing for
*I don’t normally include my own posts, but this one is directly relevant to the blogosphere discussion.