Monday, August 9, 2010

Personal Agendas

The moral baukruptcy of Australian politics has become only too apparent during this campaign. News of the people who are campaigning has overwhelmed any policy focus that the election might have had.

These two sketches published in the Canberra Times reflect my growing disillusion . . .

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Foreign Policy

Tuesday's launch was fantastic . . . but it left me too exhausted to post for the rest of the week.

For Saturday's Canberra Times I had to attempt to write an analysis of the foreign policy differences between the two parties. I almost gave up! This is the result . . .

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rudd's Way

Tonight's the launch of Rudd's Way, 6.30 at Paperchain bookshop in Manuks, everyone welcome, cheap white/red wine available! Free!

I'm thrilled to have Paul Bongiorno launching the book.

I'd written this article for todays Canberra Times, looking at the transition from Rudd to Gillard, and the role of personalities and policies in politics . . .

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gillard's East Timor Plan

On the day she becama Prime Minister, Julia Gillard identified finding a solution to the increasing numbers of asylum seekers as being vital for Australia's future.

Unfortunately, the solution she's decided to push, sending people to East Timor, has been tried before. This column appeared in Saturday's Canberra Times.