Tag Archives: Playcalling

Plays for the Prime Ministry: Labels lead early Plays

The first three days of the Australian Federal Election has seen the start of the election gavotte, the running of Plays and counter-Plays with the Label at the forefront. The Playcalling can be disassembled and analysed using the Playmaker’s Standard Table … Continue reading

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Playing the ball, not the man

In responding to comments made in a letter by Australian Federal Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull on the lack of telco experience (as he sees it) on the board of NBN Co. (a Call Out by him), NBN board chairman … Continue reading

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The art of politics, the art of communication, Part 3

As the Australian Federal Parliament enters its final week before the Federal Election (still scheduled for September 14th, but who knows in this climate) let’s consider again how the players have made their plays and communicated their positions since my … Continue reading

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The oldest communications skill of all?

No, not the one you’re thinking of. The side-step, back-track and no comment I think represent the oldest communication skill of all. Most familiar from the political world, the strategic side-step, the tactical tap-dance around a problem, crisis, product recall, … Continue reading

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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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