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The intimidating strategy of Alan Jones and Ray Hadley plus some other news and views

November 26, 2017 - 19:50 -- Admin

Sexual harassment and a shocking failure by the Canberra press gallery

November 24, 2017 - 21:40 -- Admin

What we call the mainstream media has largely been absent from the New England by-election. The consensus wisdom apparently is that Barnaby Joyce will win easily so there is nothing to report. Let the yokels of the local papers do their thing reporting on the 16 other candidates. We smarties of the Canberra press gallery will get on with covering important matters while the deputy Prime Minister coasts to victory.

"You hit the wrong note Billy Goat" makes a fitting end to the Queensland election campaign

November 24, 2017 - 17:30 -- Admin

"Vote One Nation?": Qld LNP leader's 'Steven Marshall moment'Queensland Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls has blamed the effect of a 27-day state election campaign for a slip of the tongue in which he almost urged voters to support One Nation at tomorrow's poll - a gaffe eerily echoing South Australian Liberal leader Steven Marshall's infamous election-eve appeal to "Vote Labor".

Pauline Hanson's forgotten candidate breaks into our political singalong

November 24, 2017 - 15:17 -- Admin

Hanson doesn't know her candidate's nameSenator Hanson was visiting a lighting factory in the new seat of Toohey on Thursday morning when asked if she knew the name of the local One Nation candidate.The candidate, Guansheng (Victor) Zhang, was not present for the press conference and Ms Hanson was open about not knowing who he was."I couldn't tell you who the candidate is in Toohey, it's a completely new seat," Senator Hanson admitted.

Discovery of the cabinet leaker would present bigger problem than the leak

November 24, 2017 - 12:23 -- Admin

Grattan on Friday:Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraWhat on earth was Julie Bishop thinking when she declared she’d support a “formal investigation” into this week’s damaging cabinet leak?Bishop was defending herself as the questions swirled about who might be the leaker, saying it wasn’t her.