Journalism

‘We are not all liberals now’, Chifley Research Centre blog, 8 September 2014.

‘Liberalism is alive and it is killing us: why postliberalism is the answer’, The Age, 7September 2014.

‘Gaza and Israel: Why I will not be silent’, The Age, 27 July 2014.

‘Tony Abbott wages a juvenile culture war on Australian literature’, The Age, 30 May 2014.

‘Labor party needs to rediscover its reason for being’, The Age, 7 May 2014.

‘Abbott’s clumsy culture war’, The Saturday Paper, 12 April 2014.

‘Boycotting Israel another impediment to peace’, The Saturday Paper, 19 April 2014.

‘Union-busting policy shows signs of amnesia’, The Saturday Paper, 29 March 2014.

‘False conservatives mask right-wing misfits’, The Age, 10 January 2014.

‘Back to the Future: 1983 and all that’, The Saturday Age, 28 December 2013.

‘Dangerous words preceded dangerous deeds’, The Age, 1 November 2013.

‘Honourable election loss for Gillard better than a Rudd return’, The Age, 21 February 2013.

‘The real Tony: bona fide top bloke or wolf in sheep’s clothing?’,The Age, 6 February 2013.

‘Political sleaze and hatred: it was ever thus’, The Age, 6 December 2012.

‘Leunig, your provocative use of Nazi analogies is so tiresome’, The Age, 14 December 2012.

‘Kevin, you need to go’, The Age, 25 October 2012.

‘Left becomes a rebel minus a just cause’, The Age, 24 August 2012.

‘Respecting our politicians’, Canberra Times, 11 August 2012.

‘‘No’ is never a policy’, The Age, 26 July 2012.

‘Why Labor needs to be a big tent party’, The Age, 21 July 2012.

‘Why the moralising left is losing the refugee debate’, The Age, 22 June 2012.

‘The Fat Man in History’, The Monthly, June 2012.

‘Take a deep breath, Labor’, The Age, 3 May 2012.

‘What must be said remains unspeakable’, The Age, 18 April 2012.

‘Labor should govern less and do more’, The Age, 7 June 2012.

‘Cobbers through thick and thin, is that the real mateship?’, The Age, 26 January 2012.

‘Labor’s Eternal Quest for a Messiah’, Australian Financial Review, 5 January 2012.

‘Ask not for whom the bells toll, Kevin’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 2011. 

‘It’s time Labor went back to the workers’, The Weekend Australian, 22 October 2011.

‘No goal except to retain power’, The Australian, 22 June 2011.

‘Labor goes to war with itself over the rights of workers’, The Weekend Australian, 23 April2011.

‘Australian Labor Party remains a work in progress’(with Frank Bongiorno), The Weekend Australian, 11 June 2011.

‘Keep it simple and spell out Labor’s mission’, The Australian, 11 November 2011.

‘Neglect of our history jeopardises our future’(with Frank Bongiorno), The Weekend Australian, 27-28 November2010.

‘Greens starting to show true political colours’, The Australian, 21 January 2011.

‘Israel boycott harms Arabs, too’(with Philip Mendes and Suzanne Rutland), The Australian, 8 April 2011.

‘Nihilist Left brings progressives into disrepute’, The Australian, 10 May2011.

‘ALP must run messiah complex out of town’, The Weekend Australian, 24 December2010.

‘Still meaning left in old idea of the political spectrum’(with Tim Soutphommasane), The Weekend Australian, 9 October 2010.

‘Don’t just talk about Chifley’, The Australian, 22 September 2010.

‘Rise of the Greens could spell the strange death of the Labor Party’, The Australian, 20 July 2010.

‘A Bit of KeatingesquePassion should Usurp The Anger in the PM’s Heart’, The Australian, 8 June 2010.

‘Liberals stuck in Opposition as Labor becomes party of government’, The Australian, 1 April 2010.

‘The electoral wizard of 2007 loses his magic touch’, The Australian, 14 May 2010.

‘Asylum seekers – another lost opportunity’, The Punch, 17 April 2010.
‘The battle for the Left’, The Australian, 12 March2010.

‘Sombre critics serve pure comedic gold’, The Australian, 9 January 2010.

‘Rudd must stop NSW Armageddon’, Daily Telegraph, 18 December 2009.

‘Liberals fighting a Labor party which doesn’t exist’, The Punch, 9 December 2009

‘Ambitious could use lessons from a forgotten nation builder’(with Mark Hearn), The Weekend Australian, 28 November 2009.

 ‘The Enemy Within’(with Philip Mendes),The Australian, 10 November 2009.

‘Social democrats need to wage a renewed cultural war’, The Australian,9 October 2009.

‘Racism risk in calls for Israeli boycott’(with Philip Mendes),The Australian, 9 September 2009.

‘Turnbull needs to learn from Whitlam’, The Australian, 21 August 2009.

‘Unionists may kill ALP golden goose’, The Australian, 18 June 2009.

‘Follow Deakin and Menzies on the path to pragmatism’, The Australian, 1 June 2009.

‘Left behind on building bridges’(with Philip Mendes),The Australian, 13 May 2009

‘Time for Rudd to become Lion-hearted and bring on his best’, The Age, 20 April 2009.

‘Winner won’t take all in Sunshine State’, The Australian, 18 March 2009.

‘Rudd must shun anti-Semitism sanctioned by UN’, The Australian, 16 March 2009.

‘Politicians play up hardships in battle of the battlers’, Canberra Times,27 October 2008.

‘Telling it like we’d prefer it’, The Weekend Australian, 6 September 2008.

‘A game of two halves’, (with Paul Strangio), The Weekend Australian, 26 July 2008.

‘Who are the ‘working families’?’, Online Opinion, 28 February 2008