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Peter Dunne quietly omits some salient facts when arguing for retention of MMP’s
coat-tailing provision that allows a party to add list seats if it wins one electorate
and achieves more than 1% or so of the party vote. First, the 1986 Royal Commission ...
It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian
Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison,
a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference ...
It was such a noble public health dream, even if rather hazy to begin with. Run
down SARS-CoV-2. Suppress it. Crush it. Or just “flatten the curve”, which could
have meant versions of all the above. This created a climate of numerical sensitivity: ...
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned
after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested
Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed ...
It was startling and even shocking. Away from the thrust and cut of domestic politics,
not to mention noisy discord within his government’s ranks, Australian Prime Minister
Scott Morrison could breathe a sign of relief. Perhaps no one would notice in Washington ...
It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September
22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface
foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents ...