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Bob Carr brings sheer political nous

Carr is no Kevin Rudd: he will not frighten the bureaucrats with a 24/7 work load IT HAS TAKEN HIM 64 years, but Robert John Carr has finally achieved his ambition – nay, his destiny, he would even say his birthright. From his teenage days in politics Carr has always...

Julia’s tough love and Tony’s square pegs

“A serious amount of stick will also be applied to the disabled, who are to be put back to work at any task of which they are capable – possibly digging their own graves.” In the days when socialism was still an acceptable word among politicians, its proponents...

Splitting Telstra … and back to the future!

“Gillard finally brought off a big win with the passage of the Telstra legislation, but hostile commentators were still able to spin it as a defeat.” IT WAS A FITTING climax to Labor’s tumultuous parliamentary year. Julia Gillard finally brought off a big win with the...

Suddenly politics is interesting … Mungo MacCallum

“Please remain seated and keep your seat belt securely fastened until the election has come to a complete halt”. At the weekend (August 28-29) Tony Abbott finally faced reality; he sent a message after the departing independents saying he had decided to submit his...