Michelle Grattan

No Crap App: w/b 1 Sep 2014

Pope, 3 Sep 2014

Pope, 3 Sep 2014

 

First year of Abbott Government

Mining tax repeal

Shorten and Labor

Political profiles

Other thinkiness

My columns and posts for the week:

 

No Crap App: w/b 28 Jan 2013

Press club addresses and election announcement

The media

No Crap App: w/b 17 Dec 2012

Shakespeare, SMH 18 Dec 2012

Shakespeare, SMH 18 Dec 2012

Polls, popularity and the 2013 federal election

Surplus or lack thereof

Other good reads

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No Crap App: w/b 3 Dec 2012

Illustration: Ward O'Neill, AFR 8 Dec 2012

Illustration: Ward O’Neill, AFR 8 Dec 2012

Policy conundrums

Reform of the Labor Party

Politics

Media

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No Crap App: w/b 12 Nov 2012

The week that was…

The Royal Commission was big news this week, with some suggesting the debate over the confessional was an unnecessary distraction. The Australian’s Paul Kelly criticised it for focussing only on institutionalised child abuse, when so much of it occurs within the home. Elsewhere, Irvine and Jericho did their best to improve our economic literacy, Dunlop and Green continued their dissection of the media, and some writers lifted their eyes past Christmas to the 2013 federal election. Also included is a longer read from Linda Jaivin on writing.

The economy

The Royal Commission

The 2013 election

The media

On writing

Sunday addition

No Crap App: w/b 29 Oct 2012

Pope, Canberra Times 1 Nov 2012

The week that was…

The week began with three competing political narratives: the revelations in Maxine McKew’s book, the launch of the government’s Asian Century white paper, and the second 50/50 Newspoll within two months.

Unsurprisingly, the press gallery’s attention moved swiftly from McKew to Abbott, particularly once it became clear he would ignore the white paper and press ahead with his “stop the tax, stop the boats” mantra. By week’s end, the gallery was openly wondering whether Abbott would emulate his former boss John Hewson by losing another “unloseable” election.

Meantime, Australia was excised for migration purposes, the US Presidential election loomed, and Mark Colvin gave the Andrew Olle address.

Spotlight on Abbott

Asian Century white paper and economics

Asylum seekers

Brave new digital world

No Crap App: w/b 8 Oct 2012

Rowe, AFR 13 Oct 2012

The week that was….

This week’s collection may be controversial, considering that I’ve been more supportive than most in the online world of the way the MSM covered the PM’s blistering response to Tony Abbott.

Nevertheless, I’ve tried to provide a cross section of the best pieces which covered the event. I’ve also included quite a number of the end-of-the-week analyses which examine, among other factors, the disconnect between the MSM and “new media” responses. Also included are two thought-provoking pieces on the business of outrage that [now] pervades political discourse.

Finally, for those who’d like to spend a small part of their precious weekend thinking about something other than Slipper-gate and the PM’s speech, I’ve collected a number of great think-pieces to ponder.

The Prime Minister, the Slipper and misogyny

End of the week analysis

The business of outrage

Other crunchy brain food

Sunday Addition