New Matilda reborn

Back in May, I noted the closure of New Matilda, a website which provided one of the few independent political media outlets in Australia. Creating a viable financial model for such projects is difficult, and they weren’t able to consistently cover their costs. However, they are obviously a determined bunch at New Matilda, as they…

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New Matilda piece on prospects of an early election

Election speculation can serve to distract people from the policy issues and decisions being made which are directly affecting people’s lives.  However, it is a significant issue, especially when it may lead to a double dissolution election which would immediately change the Senate’s make up. Regardless of whether it’s a double dissolution or a normal…

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Another Political Cartoon contest at New Matilda

I wrote last year about a new cartoon competition being run by New Matilda.  The opportunities for political cartoonists to make a living are probably fewer than ever these days, so it’s great that New Matilda has been holding the same competition again this year.  To have a look at their final heat entries click…

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A post-election piece at New Matilda

Having had apiece published at New Matilda just before election day, I thought I’d follow it up with a post-election one which you can also read at their site.  I’d be looking a lot smarter now if I’d just stuck with my original suggestion when the election was announced that Labor would lose about 9…

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Political cartoon competition

Over the last few months, New Matilda has been running a competition for political cartooning.  It has all boiled down to twelve finalists, with the winning entries being announced tomorrow night (Wednesday 29th) in Sydney. I am one of the judges of the final entries, along with newmatilda.com’s Editor Marni Cordell and satirist Ben Pobjie,…

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Things I’ve written elsewhere

Here are links to a few pieces I’ve written elsewhere. This one is a piece at New Matilda about the dangers of kneejerk suggestions that we should actively slash migration because of the looming economic downturn. And two pieces at Crikey on migrant representation in Parliament Please like & share:

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