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Michelle Grattan's campaign diary on a Liberal miscalculation

May 24, 2016 - 10:07 -- Admin

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

A Green Ignored. Why is it so?

April 28, 2016 - 00:57 -- Admin

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.

More pokies not less on ACT Government's agenda

March 5, 2016 - 08:29 -- Admin

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