Climate Reversals: An Update

Clive Palmer is understandably the talk of the town after Thursday’s theatrics but more concerning than Palmer’s buffoonery is the context which …

Auditing the Audit

Or, I’m not an economist but… There’s no denying the recommendations of the Commission of Audit were shocking. There are …


Blood and Chocolate

From the first question time of 2014: Leader of the opposition, Bill Shorten: My question is to the Prime Minister. …


Our hypocrisy on democracy within political parties

We love to demand that political parties become more open and democratic. Yet when they do we often talk of ‘splits’, ‘infighting’ and ‘leadership instability’. It’s time we learn to deal with how real democracy works.