Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and was an adviser to Labor prime ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.



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Everyone said some things that shouldn’t have been said

Today

The government has said a lot of things on tax, most of them in the past month. Not all of them match up.

Facts that speak for themselves, and facts that don’t

Today

In Canberra, sometimes things are just what they seem. And sometimes they’re not.

If there’s a buck to be made, somebody will make it

Today

Exploiting the Anzac legend for commercial gain isn’t new

Backfire

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It took Peter Costello 12 years to build a reputation. It was destroyed in one day.

How politicians read newspapers

Today

Getting out the magnifying glass

Finally, some honesty

Today

The prime minister comes clean on cruelty

Non-politicians give the best speeches

Today

Save yourself from this slow news day by watching a speech given yesterday

I can’t believe it’s not government

Today

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a duck. But then again, it might not.

Invisible surveillance and indifference

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We’re being watched, but does anybody care?