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The end of Peter Dutton

November 26, 2017 - 11:20 -- Admin

For much of the past 12 months, the press gallery has agreed that the power of Peter Dutton has grown within the government, possibly to the point where he could challenge Turnbull for the Liberal leadership and hence become Prime Minister. It's time to call bullshit on that, and to point out that the more enthusiastic advocates for Dutton (or those most hungry for stink) aren't helping us understand how the government works. Dutton solves none of the problems facing the country.

So close, and yet so far

November 15, 2017 - 00:32 -- Admin

There was a time when to be the best male Australian tennis player was to be the best at that sport, to be able to beat any man in the world anywhere in the world. Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, and John Newcombe, along with supporting players like Ken Emmerson or Tony Roche, dominated the sport as it transitioned from an amateur era to a professional one.

The choice of Joyce

November 5, 2017 - 08:26 -- Admin

But look, oh look, the Gothic tree’s on firewith blown galahs, and fuming with wild wings.The hard inquiring wind strikes to the bone and whines division.- Judith Wright For New England

Distressed assets, part 2

July 10, 2017 - 08:02 -- Admin

Following on from yesterday on Bernardi's political bottom-feeding:What becomes of the broken-heartedBernardi has some capacity to make inroads into the Coalition, particularly the Liberal Party, but only after the Turnbull government has gone. Nobody, not even George Christensen, wants to do to the extant government what Jack Beasley or Vince Gair did to Labor back in the day.

Laws of gravity

March 21, 2017 - 20:14 -- Admin

The press gallery seems agreed that there were no implications for the Federal Government in the recent WA election, at which Labor won an overwhelming majority. I disagree. In Warner Bros’ much-loved Road Runner cartoons, there is a trope where Wile E. Coyote runs off a cliff and, for a little while, continues moving forward. He stops. He looks down, and suddenly realises that he’s no longer supported. Only then does he begin plunging toward the floor of the canyon.

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