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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Just fix it
Sometimes the right thing to do is obvious
Expediency and integrity may for once push Labor in the same direction
A new Golden Age ... maybe
Are the stars aligning for serious policy?
When is a beer just a beer?
Everyone said some things that shouldn’t have been said
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
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
Exploiting the Anzac legend for commercial gain isn’t new
It took Peter Costello 12 years to build a reputation. It was destroyed in one day.
How politicians read newspapers
Getting out the magnifying glass
Finally, some honesty
The prime minister comes clean on cruelty
Non-politicians give the best speeches
Save yourself from this slow news day by watching a speech given yesterday
I can’t believe it’s not government
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
We’re being watched, but does anybody care?
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