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Gillard and Abbott bet on Australia’s xenophobia

Julia Gillard’s pledge to put foreign workers at the back of the queue for Australian jobs is tapping into what Labor sources describe as the “economic patriotism” deeply embedded in the “battler” view…
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Labor wonders where the glory days went

Thirty years ago today, Bob Hawke’s government was elected. The former ACTU leader went on to become one of modern Australia’s best prime ministers. “Hawkie” won three more elections before Paul Keating…
Mitch Hooke has fears that a coalition government might be protectionist. AAP/Alan Porritt

Hooke warns on creeping new protectionism

Mitch Hooke, whose Minerals Council of Australia helped kill Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership, is bowing out of the front line – but slowly. With the debate about the much-emasculated Gillard version of…
Tony Abbott has been quiet on the subject of federalism recently. AAP/Alan Porritt

Grattan on Friday: Abbott, a centralist at heart

Suddenly, everyone seems to be unloading about the state of federal-state relations and the problems of the Council of Australian Governments. COAG, where the prime minister, premiers and chief ministers…
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Sydney’s west: Labor’s black hole

Next week the backroom boys from NSW Labor’s embattled Sussex Street HQ – or at least those dealing with the federal election – will relocate to Parramatta in Sydney’s west. The timing of the exit – pitched…
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Gonski hangs in the balance amid the politicking

Julia Gillard has set an April deadline for a breakthrough with the states for a new schools funding system. She reiterated on Friday that “the big test” would come when she met the premiers then and declared…
Professor Gareth Evans believes the political wounds from the actions of Sir John Kerr are yet to heal completely. AAP/Lukas Coch

Gareth Evans maintains the rage

Sir John Kerr was the worst of Australia’s governors-general and his legacy was to delay the emergence of an Australian republic…
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Milne fights battle for Green relevance

Greens leader Christine Milne faces her existential moment at the coming election. Her predecessor Bob Brown took the Greens to their present high point - nine senators and the sole balance of power in…
Greens leader Christine Milne is focused on saving seats in the senate. AAP/Alan Porritt

Milne dumps Gillard in preparation for an Abbott government

The Labor caucus is still thinking about leadership, but Christine Milne and the Greens have given up spectacularly on Labor and Julia Gillard. In her shock tearing up of the Greens’ alliance with the…

Poor poll for Labor plays to Rudd’s ambition

Labor’s fall in today’s Nielsen poll will fan the leadership talk within caucus, and place enormous pressure on Julia Gillard. To put it bluntly, it’s just what the Rudd camp has been hoping for, because…
Yesterday’s Federal Court decision has the potential to change the future of online broadcasting. Alan Klim

Battle royalty: is this the end of online radio streaming?

Online streaming of radio broadcasts may be a thing of the past after the Full Federal Court yesterday handed down a ruling that will result in radio stations paying higher royalties to the recording industry…
Stephen Conroy is still to bring media policy to cabinet. AAP/Lukas Coch

The paucity of information overload

It might not be a front line issue, but media policy is a significant election year debate. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is still committed to bringing a submission to cabinet in coming weeks…

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