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Goodbye and thanks.

Trevor CookJan 27, 20101 Comment

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

Trevor CookDec 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

Trevor CookNov 28, 20092 Comments

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

Trevor CookNov 18, 20091 Comment

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

Trevor CookNov 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?

Trevor CookNov 11, 2009

More, not less, equality needed for economic growth

Trevor CookNov 10, 20095 Comments

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?

Trevor CookNov 9, 20094 Comments

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)

Trevor CookNov 6, 20092 Comments

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

Journalism – a defence

Trevor CookNov 6, 200913 Comments

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