Sean Kelly was an adviser to prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. He is the Monthly’s politics editor.
Articles by this author
The government has said a lot of things on tax, most of them in the past month. Not all of them match up.
Everyone said some things that shouldn’t have been said
In Canberra, sometimes things are just what they seem. And sometimes they’re not.
Facts that speak for themselves, and facts that don’t
Exploiting the Anzac legend for commercial gain isn’t new
If there’s a buck to be made, somebody will make it
Save yourself from this slow news day by watching a speech given yesterday
Non-politicians give the best speeches
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a duck. But then again, it might not.
I can’t believe it’s not government
Inner-city suburbs voting for the Greens will have consequences for the whole country
Debates that shouldn’t matter sometimes matter anyway