John Warhurst

No Crap App: w/b 10 June 2013

Rowe, AFR 13 Jun 2013

Rowe, AFR 13 Jun 2013

Labor

Coalition

Other thinky pieces

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No Crap App: w/b 27 May 2013

Election

Coalition

Economics

Politics

Media

No Crap App: w/b 20 May 2013

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Ford

Politics

No Crap App: w/b 1 Apr 2013

Abbott and the Coalition

Gillard and Labor

Superannuation

Political commentary

No Crap App: w/b 10 Dec 2012

Moir, SMH 11 Dec 2012

Moir, SMH 11 Dec 2012

FM radio pranksters

Ashby v Slipper

Economics

Senator Assange

The political year that was

Psephology

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No Crap App: w/b 14 May 2012

The week that was…

It’s been hard to avoid salacious stories on the Slipper/Thomson sagas this week, but I’ve included a couple of the more thoughtful pieces. The one from Mark Latham on human frailty is a must read. Likewise Tony Wright’s reminiscences about the good ole days. Otherwise there are some great pieces on the budget, the future role of unions and Kelty’s speech at the ACTU Congress.

Lenore Taylor, George Mega and Andrew Probyn look more closely at the Opposition, former ALP apparatchik and Senator Stephen Loosely writes on the media storm that pollies now have to contend with, while John Warhust reminds us what the polls are really saying.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, the 730 interview with Ken Henry is over on the Longer Reads page.

More post Budget analysis

ACTU Congress and wise words from Bill Kelty

Slipper / Thomson sagas

More scrutiny for the Opposition?

Other crunchy brain food

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No Crap App: w/b 16 Apr 2012

The week that was….

Three weeks into the five week break before Parliament resumes, the media swarmed yet again to the story that required the least effort. Some called Hockey’s ‘entitlement’ speech refreshing and encouraging, others called it ‘courageous’ and an unnecessary distraction. Meanwhile, blogger Matt Cowgill’s post showed that big cuts can only be made from safety net welfare payments.

Amongst the quality pieces on the Greens, there are some insightful posts from bloggers with connections to the party.

By the weekend, many writers had turned their eye to the economy and the Government. GrogsGamut’s regular Wednesday post explained how government debt and interest rates have no connection.

There was also an excellent longer read from Mark Latham explaining why suburbanites are climate change deniers.

Hockey’s speech

The Greens

The economy

Longer read