Tag Archives: scare campaigns

JOHN MENADUE. How about a spill of the Canberra Press Gallery?

  After the election the media is telling us how ‘Malcolm Turnbull’s authority has been shattered’; ‘Turnbull faces big Senate hurdle’; ‘numbers don’t stack up in the Senate for a joint sitting on union crackdown’; ‘Turnbull faces angry back bench’; … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Conservatives have set the gold standard in scare campaigns.

After following politics and elections for over 60 years, it is quite extraordinary to see the Liberal party complaining about the Medicare scare campaign. In a downcast and confusing speech on election night Malcolm Turnbull spoke of the ‘well funded … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Trust and Distrust.

  So at long last, next weekend, the voters get to choose, not that it’s much of a choice: which putative prime minister do they least distrust? The least few days of the campaign of degenerated into a screaming match … Continue reading

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EVAN WILLIAMS. Who do you trust to speak plain English?

“Who do you trust to keep the economy strong and protect family living standards?   Who do you trust to keep interest rates low? Who do you trust in the fight against international terrorism?” Familiar words? Malcolm Turnbull’s opening pitch for … Continue reading

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