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Photo: Andrew Meares Prime Minister Tony Abbott won over punters by throwing back a schooner at a Sydney pub in April, and former prime minister Bob Hawke may have skolled his way into the record books. Faceless and facepalm: the ALP, factions and us - The Drum Opinion - What do we know now that we didn't know before last night's Four Corners episode? Not much. Find More Stories Faceless and facepalm: the ALP, factions and us Ben Eltham What do we know now that we didn't know before last night's Four Corners episode? Not much. Kevin Rudd is rude and nasty in person? Perhaps the most important new nugget of information is that Julia Gillard was rather more intimately involved in the plot than first assumed. Again, there's nothing surprising about that. Actually, that might be the real revelation of Andrew Fowler's episode: Labor's ongoing inability to explain the leadership transition. Explaining to voters just why Labor needed to dump its leader remains the key moral dilemma of Julia Gillard's prime ministership, just as the removal of Rudd himself remains the original sin.

Nearly two years and a general election after the event, Gillard is still struggling to find the right formula to explain the coup. Four Corners did provide one valuable interview, and it wasn't with the Prime Minister. Indeed. Libertarianism: a nice idea, but doomed - The Drum Opinion. Hawke and Keating: a masterclass in political killing - The Drum Opinion - On December 19 this year it will be 20 years since the Labor Party caucus elected Paul Keating as prime minister. Find More Stories Hawke and Keating: a masterclass in political killing Cameron O'Reilly It is today 20 years since the Labor Party caucus elected Paul Keating as prime minister.

Humphrey McQueen. Humphrey McQueen (born 26 June 1942) is an Australian author, historian, and cultural commentator.

Humphrey McQueen

He has written many books on a wide range of subjects covering history, the media, politics and the visual arts. He also broadcasts on radio and is regularly asked to speak at public lectures and conferences. McQueen was born in Brisbane and educated at Marist College Ashgrove and the University of Queensland. He moved to Canberra where he taught at the Australian National University. Between 1972 and 1974 he developed Australia's first full-year university course on 20th-century Australian history[dubious ].

The life and work of the self-employed socialist intellectual, Humphrey McQueen. By Bob Gould Never trust Tories bearing gifts There is a tradition in academia of dedicating to veteran or retiring scholars a "feschrift", which is usually a collection of essays by other scholars about the scholar's chosen field and their contribution to it.

The life and work of the self-employed socialist intellectual, Humphrey McQueen

Humphrey McQueen has done his prolific and wide-ranging intellectual work mainly outside academe, and is a self-employed freelance historian and journalist, so he has no institution to give him a feschrift, but some of his writing is available on the web, so Ozleft has put together a list of this material as a kind of virtual feschrift. This is not to suggest that Humphrey may be about to retire, as he shows no sign of running out of intellectual steam and he has no great pot of superannuation to live on in any case. Politically homeless. First, there was this superb dissection of how The New York Times published only the story its journalist was able to write.

Politically homeless

This is an excellent takedown of standard political reporting. Nikki Barrowclough started out writing profile pieces on herself living in France, or with a Frenchman, or something like that. For some reason The Good Weekend commissioned her to write a profile piece on Mark Arbib. Private schools get $12b advantage: union - ABC News (Australian. Timothy McDonald for AM Updated Mon 18 Jan 2010, 1:34pm AEDT A new report commissioned by the Australian Education Union shows the Federal Government is giving more money to private schools than public schools. The report says that private schools will receive $12 billion more funding than their public counterparts over the life of the current five-year funding agreement. Over the six years to 2013, private schools will get $47 billion, while public schools will get $35 billion.

Only one third of school students attend private schools. The union's federal president, Angelo Gavrielatos, says the Federal Government needs to overhaul its funding system. "A discredited, unsustainable schools funding system must be replaced with a funding system that provides a primary obligation, a primary focus, on government schools across Australia," he said.

"After all, true equity in the provision of education can only be guaranteed if it is government schools that set the standard for high quality. " Gillard angered by KKK cartoon - ABC News (Australian Broadcasti. Updated Sat 9 Jan 2010, 7:19am AEDT Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reacted angrily to a cartoon published in India that depicts a police officer in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The Delhi Mail Today newspaper published the cartoon in response to the murder of Indian student Nitin Garg in Melbourne last weekend. Les crucifixions de Facebook. Médias sociaux : rétrospective de l’année 2009 en dessins et en.