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SPIN CITY: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON The Liberals’ states (and territories) of confusion Swept up in the excitement of federal issues, one can be forgiven for stifling a yawn at the mention of state politics. Liberals, in particular, might […]

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SPIN CITY: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON Time for a re-think on Labor’s foreign policy Since Kim Beazley’s resurrection, Labor’s focus has been largely reactionary and confined to the domestic sphere. It complains about the marginal fluctuation of interest rates […]

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SPIN CITY: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON The last thing we need is a politicized judiciary For politicians and rock stars, publicity is like oxygen. For members of some other professions – central bankers and public servants, for instance – […]

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April 05

SPIN CITY: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON Where is John Howard’s opposition? These days, not in the ALP Recent weeks have seen a flurry of policy ideas – good, bad and stupid – floated by Coalition parliamentarians. Good: the so-called […]

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Spin City: Mar 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SPIN CITY ALAN ANDERSON John Howard has a long way to go to truly remake Australian society Fresh from his fourth successive elec-tion victory, John Howard is politically ascendant. Learned commentators who only months ago […]

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SPIN CITY: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON Blackmail is an ugly word for the Nats’ current strategy. But it fits One of the hallmarks of the Howard Government has been its willingness to buy off sectional interests in order to […]

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SPIN CITY: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN ANDERSON State Libs need to look for trouble – not avoid it Liberal Party faithful attending a recent function in the “dead red” North-western suburbs of Melbourne got more than they bargained for when […]