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The first returning officers

A tiny slice of my PhD thesis. A five minute slide show on Youtube.
Here.

Electorate tables

Federal election 2013 and other.
Here.

Chris’s crystal ball

Chris Kenny is a colleague at the Australian. He is a good friend an confidant, a man whose wise counsel I value.
(OK, I’ve actually never met him and have had no dealings with him apart from occasional firing of missives – usually from me to him – over Twitter.)
Chris possesses political antennae second to none. [...]

Bolt from the blue

THIS afternoon a strange thing happened on my Twitter stream. I started receiving angry tweets about something I’d written at 1:13pm yesterday (Saturday).
In addition someone found my email address and sent a note that I’m a “low life scumbag … you and your fellow left wing/Green ratbags have absolutely no shame … You should be [...]

A post …

just because ….

Election 2013 census table gallery

Apart from archives there’s nothing new to see at this site since I started blogging at the Oz.
Except for the federal election census and seat table gallery. Check it out here.

Mumble has moved to the Oz

Here

Mumble moves to the Oz

Dear Mumble-readers, Mumble moves today to the Australian. It will be a mainly online gig, doing the kind of stuff I’ve done here but more frantically and often.
I love youse all, thanks for indulging me at this place and I invite you to continue at the new one. If only to judge if/how the piper-payer [...]

Do not adjust your set

To the victor goes the fantasies

- That’s not a poll driven prime minister – this is a poll driven prime minister
We all thought Kevin Rudd was content-free and gutless; Julia Gillard has indicated she’s likely to gutless out on the mining tax. She was party to every previous bit of Rudd government gutlessing out. What’s left?
- The best, perhaps only, government policy explainer, [...]