Monthly Archives: May 2013

The art of politics, the art of communication, continued

Australian Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was on message tonight in his budget response speech. He took the opportunity to set out an election manifesto in the context of a budget statement, and he took his party’s messages to the … Continue reading

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The art of politics, the art of communication

The shame about tonight’s ALP Budget from Wayne Swan is that the political consequences seem a foregone conclusion: that Labor will lose in September. And as such that seemingly inevitable momentum swamps any analysis of whether the budget, and its … Continue reading

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Plays in Australian politics: political football or playing a blinder?

Julia Gillard has played a blinder, as they say in the world of soccer, running a Bait on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on when to introduce new legislation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) into Parliament. By initially declaring that … Continue reading

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