Posts by Drag0nista

Opinionista and political blogger on the interwebs. Former Liberal staffer and industry lobbyist. Studying the entrails of federal politics since 1989. Otherwise known as Paula Matthewson.

What’s in a mandate?

What is a mandate exactly? It’s an authorisation to implement policy commitments deemed to have been given by the voters …

Politico Noir 9

The mystery is drawing to a close. Here are the final two instalments of Stranger Than Fiction. Enjoy. Week 31: …

Politico Noir 8

Here’s your latest instalments of Stranger Than Fiction. Catch up on the story now in preparation for the final two …

Robert Palmer

Addicted to polls

By my reckoning we’ve had 22 opinion polls in the first 15 days of the federal election campaign. Here’s my …

Costings, schmostings

Economic competence is the centrepiece of this election, as it has been in most others. The major parties and the …

Politico Noir 7

Here’s your latest instalment of Stranger Than Fiction: Week 25: In which time speeds up, the battle heats up and …

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Tell Rudd he’s dreamin’

Whatever the election date, yesterday’s Friday’s economic statement by the Rudd Government signified the hoisting of the goal posts onto Labor’s …

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