The Liberals may have miscalculated Turnbull's electoral appealMichelle Grattan, University of CanberraFinally, Clive Palmer has formally put a full stop to his personal political career, announcing on Monday he won’t be running for the Senate.Palmer United Party (PUP) will still field Senate candidates, including its sole senator, Dio
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Reading, watching and listening to journalists today as they reacted to Peter Dutton's comments on the literacy and numeracy of prospective asylum seekers reminded me of one of the most dispiriting periods of my time in politics.
I went today to a National Press Club lunch, a rare thing for me, and heard one of the better political speeches of my experience. Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale came close to convincing me that I should abandon the habits of a life time and vote for someone other than Labor.Be that as it may. A matter of little consequence in the scheme of things.
Life must be frustrating for the intelligent person who writes editorials for The Canberra Times. In this new media world without sub-editors the practice is to cut from the bottom when the words are too many for the available space.
The chief political adviser to the ACT government has told me that increasing the number of poker machines in Canberra is being considered as part of a redevelopment plan for the city's Canberra Casino.The casino owner Aquis Entertainment wants 500 pokies as part of its plan to invest $330 million in what it calls "Canberra’s entertainment, leisure, dining, retail, gaming, accommodation and social infrastructure."Official policy of the Labor/Greens coalition government is for a phased reducti
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