- Mark Fletcher: A bad year to be a sane conservative
- Nathan Lentern: Plenty Of Potential Successors But Only One Potential Rival
- Yale Stephens: Abbott reshuffle a spectacular, paranoid botch
- Preston Towers: The Credlin Stick – Easy to use
- No Place for Sheep: Abbott: Labor made me do it
- Troy Henderson: Whip me master one more time
- Tad Tietze: Australian politics 2014: Decline & decomposition
Apologies for the lack of No Crap App last week.
PUP, FOFA, Lambie etc
- David Crowe: FOFA folly was easily avoidable
- Lenore Taylor: Jacqui Lambie’s Fofa stand: a bunch of fives for Clive, a bunch of six for Tony
- Sophie Morris: Labor rallies crossbench senators over FOFA reforms
- Simon Copland: Will Lambie be the new Palmer?
- John Warhurst: Small parties prone to split, but some elected members prosper as independents
- Mike Steketee: Free trade Agreement no guarantee of success
- Greg Jericho: Why isn’t the government being held to account on the China free trade deal?
- Monica Attard: How much have they over-promised?
- Greg Jericho: Tony Abbott’s climate change struggle
- Tom Switzer: Abbott will soon look like a genius for refusing to drag Australia to yet another climate fiasco
- Troy Bramston: Comrades look to Tanya Plibersek
- Madonna King: Less of a Bishop, more of a Pope
- Katharine Murphy: ABC, climate change: the Coalition is drowning us in nonsense
- Peter Brent: What the Senate is telling us about big-party politics
- Tad Tietze: Reply to Callinicos on anti-politics & social struggle
- Norman Abjorensen: Tiger by the tail
- Preston Towers: Applying the whip – The Oz giving tips to their horse
- Jonathan Green: When broken promises become tests of character
- Jane Gimore: Greens should take their sex work principles seriously
- Amy Gray: Mark Latham read my mind. Of course I hate my daughter- I’m a feminist
My posts, by request:
- Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20
- Lambie doesn’t want to stay, doesn’t want to quit
- Stop ‘left-plaining’ feminism to Bishop
- Shorten – do we want another Abbott?
- China FTA – What do we get?
- Steven Scott: Don’t rule out Tony Abbott calling a snap election if he can’t pass budget bills
- Greg Jericho: Joe Hockey: all’s fair in welfare and budgets
- Phil Coorey: Tony Abbott braces for amateur hour in the Senate
- Deborah Snow & James Massola: United force or a rabble? The face of the new Senate
- Sophie Morris: John Williams, Ian Macdonald, Cory Bernardi: enemies within
- Kevin Bonham: Turnbull PM: Not likely any time soon
- Ben Eltham: Coalition won’t have the courage to call an election
- Laurie Oakes: An overlooked hero of reform
- Michael Gordon: Our politics needs to change. Here’s how
- Phil Hudson: Wheels of change grind round at last as Senate departure lounge fills
- Peter Brent: Where are the regions?
- Mark Fletcher: The school chaplains case was a Trojan horse for states’ rights activism
- Preston Towers: Put Down the Graphs, Wonks and Pick up the Megaphones – WonkyTips in the Guardian
- John Warhurst: Official inquiries shine light on the dark side of human nature
And my posts for the week:
- The Greens play tough but will avoid double trouble
- The new three word slogan
- The one election promise they’ve kept
- Quentin Dempster: Star chamber that took down a premier
- Lenore Taylor: Barry O’Farrell’s resignation is not an act of unprecedented moral heroism and Labor and Liberals both struck down with NSW disease
- Niki Savva: Premiers rise and fall on their fibs
- Greg Jericho: Why Barry O’Farrell had to resign
- Waleed Aly: Barry O’Farrell’s Liberal machine as rotten as Labor’s
- Jonathan Green: You don’t need ICAC to see lies in politics
- Richard Ackland: ICAC architect Gary Sturgess should be a household name
- Laura Tingle: Coalition gets fiscal shivers
- Greg Jericho: Abbott’s vision for Australia: a surplus at whatever cost to people’s lives and The land where entitlement runs riot?
- David Uren: A proper budget fix is not quick
- Mark Kenny: Hockey’s new trick: cutting is really spending
- Daniel Nethery: Two indexes, two very different impacts on pensions
- Peter Browne: The asylum-seeker plan that keeps disappearing over the horizon
- Michael Gordon: There real price of stopping the boats
- Preston Towers: “Too much studying, not enough deciding”
- Gay Alcorn: The underdog bites back
And here’s my posts for the week:
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Quality Australian political writing is thin on the ground this time of year, but not missing altogether. Here’s a few pieces to get you thinking over the weekend.
- Katharine Murphy: Labor’s policy land grab may pull Abbott into war of ideas
- Tad Tietze: 2012 in review – the year that politics disoriented the Left
- Tony Walkler [$]: Ghosts of Coalition campaigns past
- Pamela Williams [$]: Julia Gillard and the prince
- Bluntshovels: Getting welfare policy out of the goldfish bowl
- Preston Towers: Rise of the Guardians – a new year and a new hope?
- Tory McGuire: Do you really need to “live on the dole” to understand?
- Jeff Sparrow: Short-term stunts are a far cry from lived experience