The coup that led to a Liberal dose of leadership blues

Journo 1: “Rudd, Gillard, Abbott, Turnbull. Isn’t it incredible? Since June 2013, four Prime Ministers.” Journo 2: “And Rudd twice. Rudd, Gillard, Rudd.” Journo 1: “Quite incredible.” Journo 2: “So much dysfunction.” Journo 1: “So much dysfunction, or is it so much lack of care in choosing your party leaders because although the system would … Continue reading The coup that led to a Liberal dose of leadership blues

Bob Carr: US cyberspying aimed at nuclear terrorism

As promised, here's a transcript of part two and three of The Observer Effect broadcast on SBS1 last night. For me, there were three highlights in these segments: Bob Carr suggesting the reason for the US spying on foreigners was to prevent nuclear terrorism (just imagine the Boston Marathon bombers with nuclear backpacks); the foreign … Continue reading Bob Carr: US cyberspying aimed at nuclear terrorism