1. Tony Abbott’s Government: Day 6, Monday 23/9/2013


    September 24, 2013 by kate ahearne

    Two big stories on the news in the morning – neither of them very comfortable for Tony Abbott and his …
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  2. Julie Bishop: Woman of Calibre, Foreign Minister and the only woman in the Cabinet.


    September 22, 2013 by kate ahearne

    Well, there have been howls of dismay and/or derision coming from all over the place in response to Tony Abbott’s …
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  3. What on earth is a mandate?


    September 12, 2013 by kate ahearne

    Tony Abbott told us all the way through that a vote for him would equal a mandate for various things …
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  4. An open letter to Bill Shorten: With copies to the ALP Caucus, ALP members, and ALP voters.


    September 11, 2013 by kate ahearne

    Dear Mr Shorten, You have put your hand up for the leadership of the ALP, with Tanya Plibersek as your …
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  5. An Open Letter to the Undecided Voters of Australia


    September 6, 2013 by kate ahearne

    My Dear Undecided Voter, This has been a strange election for lots of reasons. The pre-poll voting has been higher …
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  6. How GetUp! provided THE Aha! moment of the election campaign


    September 5, 2013 by kate ahearne

    There have been plenty of Aha! moments in this campaign, not all of them pleasant. Lots of the hilarious ones …
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  7. Election 2013: An exercise in clear thinking


    September 3, 2013 by kate ahearne

    Obviously, there is a sense in which all elections are a game of ‘compare and contrast’. That’s the nature of …
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