The Killing Season is extraordinary TV but sad to watch. Because ultimately it is a story of bad politics that failed because people simply could not work together in a way that made the team greater than the sum of the egos of the individuals.
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has asked for a "little privacy" as he announced he would be quitting parliament
Much has been made of the apparent diplomatic thaw between the US and Iran, as exemplified by Obama's recent gift to President Rouhani of a Persian griffin-shaped drinking vessel, apparently 2,700 years old. But just as there have been those who doubt the veracity of Iran's professed dove-ish attitude, there have been some as-yet unverified reports that the griffin-shaped drinking vessel is in fact a modern fake...
Now that the Australian election is done, and before we ignore politics for another three years, let's have a quick think about what a vote for Liberal or Labor really means.
You may have heard that Australia is in the throes of a federal election campaign. The incumbent Kevin Rudd and the challenger Tony Abbott are competing for the office of Prime Minister - the gloves are well and truly off as the September 7 election date looms...
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd faces the embarrassing prospect of losing his own parliamentary seat in the upcoming
The empty egg carton of news. Even though we're notionally in the silly season, down in Australia things are far from silly
First I'm going think of Tony Abbott, and vomit into a bucket. Then I'll think of Kevin Rudd, and vomit into a different bucket. Whichever bucket contains the least spew, that's who'll win my vote.
Australia's Prime Minister has pledged to legalise gay marriage within 100 days of office, should he win next month's election
As the Australian election campaign gathered pace, all eyes were on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as he visited a church. Except