Goodbye and thanks.

Jan 27, 2010 1

I have a busy year ahead of me. I am in the throes of doing the interviews for my PhD (the fun bit) and then comes the hard bit - the analysis and writing. I'm very much looking forward

Liberal Leader contest: A Labor supporters’ form guide

Dec 1, 2009

This is a day that few ALP supporters could have dreamed would ever come to pass. The Liberals tearing themselves to pieces over policy

The Liberals face self-destruction

Nov 28, 2009 2

In the first decade after Federation, the conservative forces (Deakin's protectionists and Reid's free traders) opted for fusion in the face of the growing electoral and parliamentary s

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Trevor Cook on public relations, social media and politics

Crawford report a dull dud spiced by a big no to John Coates

Nov 18, 2009 1

Today's media coverage is rightly hostile about the Crawford report, commissioned and welcomed by the Rudd Government, which recommends that Australia abandon its Olympic traditions and

Bonney Djuric, Parramatta Girls Home and the Forgotten Australians

Nov 16, 2009

This is the text of a piece I wrote for ABC Unleashed last year: On Wednesday last week, during ceremonie

Grammar Obsessive Disorder (G.O.D.) – anyone you know?

Nov 11, 2009

More, not less, equality needed for economic growth

Nov 10, 2009 5

Now the attention of Australian policy-makers is turning to maximising prosperity, understood as GDP growth, over the next few years. The Australian's

Can Rudd save his ETS, or will it destroy him?

Nov 9, 2009 4

Rudd is a control freak. His government is run along command and control lines (read Cameron Stewart's interesting piece in last Saturday's Australian magazine). His media strateg

The Internet and the damage done (to story-telling)

Nov 6, 2009 2

We're seeing more articles like this one in the Times: Click, tweet, e-ma

Journalism – a defence

Nov 6, 2009 13

It's easy to take the piss out of journalists, and to blame the media for everything. Journalists often over-estimate how much they know, and exaggerate their own importance. But