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Sean Kelly is author of The Game: A Portrait of Scott Morrison, a regular columnist and a former adviser to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.

Has business learnt its lesson from climate wars?
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Has business learnt its lesson from climate wars?

What is being said on wages mirrors business’s approach to defeating the mining tax and carbon price – actual data was brushed aside in favour of false claims.

  • by Sean Kelly

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As honeymoon ends, Albanese will have to identify, and fix, crises
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As honeymoon ends, Albanese will have to identify, and fix, crises

The problems that contributed to the defeat of the Morrison government will soon be Anthony Albanese’s to solve – and the list of crises is getting longer.

  • by Sean Kelly
Why Albanese should focus on his third-term promises
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Why Albanese should focus on his third-term promises

The biggest changes in society take many years. Labor’s vision should be long term – and bold.

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Look to the past to predict the future for Albanese
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Look to the past to predict the future for Albanese

We have a tendency to give new prime ministers a pass, of sorts. Whatever their previous public performance, perhaps they will surprise us as leader. But the truth is, they rarely do.

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The most important line in Albanese’s victory speech signalled the end of an era
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The most important line in Albanese’s victory speech signalled the end of an era

One reading of this election is that Australians now recognise they can no longer stay relaxed and comfortable.

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After labouring the point, Albanese finally gets his story straight
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After labouring the point, Albanese finally gets his story straight

In this age of too many vague political words, can clear and specific beliefs still reach people?

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Louder, simpler, stronger: Morrison’s bid to reroute the final laps of the race
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Louder, simpler, stronger: Morrison’s bid to reroute the final laps of the race

The prime minister wants voters to see this election contest through a new frame: who is strong and who is weak. But what does that even mean?

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Morrison’s campaign unravels as Labor learns his game
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Morrison’s campaign unravels as Labor learns his game

Without an opponent to simplistically position against, Morrison has struggled to define himself.

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Fearing the worst: Campaign ads point to mood shift in the lucky country
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Fearing the worst: Campaign ads point to mood shift in the lucky country

Both parties seem to be detecting a desire for certainty. Would preparing for change serve us better?

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It will demand an iron will, but it’s not too late for Albanese to change track
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It will demand an iron will, but it’s not too late for Albanese to change track

Until now, the decision to adopt a small-target strategy had seemed cost-free. It wasn’t.

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Careful, they might hear a splash
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Careful, they might hear a splash

In Scott Morrison’s first press conference after calling the election on Sunday, he did not mention Anthony Albanese’s name once. It was a significant change from 2019, when the PM made it all about Bill Shorten.

  • by Sean Kelly