keywords: Wayne Swan

  • INFORMATION

    The Sydney Institute favours neither side of politics

    • Gerard Henderson
    • 07 August 2009
    12 Comments

    Sarah Burnside asserted in Eureka Street that 'conservatives can draw on a plethora of high-profile think-tanks, including The Sydney Institute, to research and enunciate their ideas'. This is false. The Institute is a forum for debate and discussion and does not do research for any organisation or political party.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Turnbull's Utegate mudslide

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 30 June 2009
    3 Comments

    The biggest casualty in the Ozcar affair appears to be Malcolm Turnbull, whose approval rating has plummeted. Turnbull is learning that a politician's job security isn't just tied to their ability to play politics. It's also linked to their character.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Budget stumbles on social inclusion

    • Frank Quinlan
    • 13 May 2009
    3 Comments

    Rudd Labor's first Budget last year seemed to indicate a turn towards a fairer Australia. After the scripted theatre of pre-budget leaks, secure lock-ups and dazzling announcements are stripped away, the 2009–10 Budget indicates we may be waiting for a long time yet.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Preserving the real benefits of fair pay

    • Brian Lawrence
    • 03 June 2008
    2 Comments

    Labor has followed the former Howard Government by not nominating a figure in its submissions to the Fair Pay Commission's review of minimum wages. If the commission discounts wage increases to balance tax cuts it will tip the scales against disadvantaged working families.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Tips for a more discerning budget night

    • John Warhurst
    • 13 May 2008
    1 Comment

    This evening's Budget may be the most significant political event of the year. A budget is a particular challenge for a Labor government, given popular skepticism about the party's economic credentials. If Labor wins general acclaim it will have cemented its hold on government.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    The changing face of Kevin 24/7

    • John Warhurst
    • 12 March 2008
    5 Comments

    Kevin 07 ended his campaign with a wooden and self-absorbed election-night speech. Supporters took a deep breath and hoped 2008 would be better. So far it has been.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Mark Latham's War on Everything

    • Scott Stephens
    • 14 November 2007
    2 Comments

    Perhaps the clearest indication of the underwhelming torpor that has become the defining feature of the federal election campaign, is the fact that its highlights have been provided by luminaries of Labor past — Paul Keating and Mark Latham.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Opportunity passes over Beazley and Costello

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 December 2006

    The idea that neither Peter Costello nor Kim Beazley will ever be Prime Minister of Australia has been reinforced in recent months. From 25 July 2006.  

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Rudd and Gillard enjoy the bounce

    • Jack Waterford
    • 23 December 2006

    Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard are enjoying their bounce, and their honeymoon, as John Howard predicted they would. Early polls suggest a marked upsurge in the Labor vote, in approval for the Labor leadership change, and in comparisons between the performance of Rudd and the Prime Minister. Were an election to be held now, one might think Labor would romp it in.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Opportunity passes over Beazley and Costello

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The idea that neither Peter Costello nor Kim Beazley will ever be Prime Minister of Australia has been reinforced in recent months

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Gloves on

    • Jack Waterford
    • 09 July 2006

    Of all the comments made after Mark Latham’s surprise ascension to the Labor leadership, Paul Keating’s remark—that it represented a defeat for the bankrupt ALP factional system and its operatives—was the most sound.

    READ MORE
  • AUSTRALIA

    Carmen rolls the dice

    • Jack Waterford
    • 07 July 2006

    Carmen Lawrence sports too many scars and has too much history, not least the undying enmity of Brian Burke’s old mates, ever to contemplate a future leadership role in the Labor Party.

    READ MORE

x

Subscribe for more stories like this.

Free sign-up