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Ay, caramba!

The ALP has been getting on message just recently, the whole front bench is currently singing from the same hymn sheet across a wide array of media denominations. It’s a post budget moment for sure, selling the budget is part … Continue reading

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long hard times to come

When I was a boy drought felt like the tenor of the times. When the rain stopped and the grain trucks were half empty times were tough. The lines at the CES got longer and the number of job cards … Continue reading

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watching the pallbearers

There is something of an ending coming upon the ALP. It is the end of a long conversation, a discourse that has become more about the value of the ongoingness of the conversation than anything really substantive. The long con … Continue reading

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on a level playing field…

Late last year US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, crossed the Pacific and came to hang out with her Australian counterparts. At a news conference in Perth she said that the rise of China, in the context of the political … Continue reading

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gamekeeper to poacher to gamekeeper

I took the Chooks away last weekend, down the coast a bit. We did next to nothing while away. There was lots of Dr. Who, Sea Devils & Warrior’s Gate; treaty chocolates; a few beach trips with water spitting competitions; … Continue reading

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meandering thoughts about elections

The state of play in Ohio remains of concern, though the jeep ad fiasco might well see Obama safe. It looks to me like Obama will win, Romney is spoken of in a very precise way: like the Joker in … Continue reading

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“I’m only going to talk to Gladys”

It was on election night that Barry O’Farrell said he would only talk to Gladys, and as far as I can see he’s kept this promise, maybe expanding it in practice to the extent that he now only speaks to … Continue reading

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