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No skills, no experience, that’s politics!

No skills, no experience, that’s politics!

Real world experience? Nah, not required. You won’t find it on these politicians’ resumes!   I’ve exaggerated here for effect. But only slightly. The Australian Parliament does not reflect Australian society. Maybe it never did, but it seems to me that the career...

The images we trust

Ambos, firefighters are most trusted; journalists, politicians and talkback hosts are least-trusted. AFTER the week Australia has had, it will probably surprise no one that journalists, politicians and talkback radio hosts are the three least trustworthy groups in the...

Politicians in blue ties, earning their stripes

The ‘men in blue ties’ in politics are getting a lot of attention these days especially since Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard raised them again as an issue in a speech last week. During that time I was conducting a seminar on this hot media topic and the...