Monthly Archives: November 2013

From the vault: First day of Parliament 1943

Today is the first day of the 44th Parliament. I thought we might go back through the vault using the wonderful Trove newspaper search engine. In the spirit of majority governments triumphing over hung parliaments lets look at the first day … Continue reading

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Has Abbott’s media media strategy reached its use-by-date?

Are cracks appearing in the government’s strategy of silence? Criticism of the government’s tightly controlled media strategy built up considerably in the last week. There were reports of MPs pulling out of television appearances at the last minute and veteran journalists describing the … Continue reading

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