Chris Wallace
is associate professor at the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, Faculty of Business Government and Law, University of Canberra.

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Opinion November 10, 2018

You’re neither on the bus nor off the bus

“This amount of ridicule this early in a prime ministership is unprecedented and probably irreversible. Even Billy McMahon fared better in his ill-fated 21-month-long prime ministership before falling to Labor’s Gough Whitlam. Has any prime minister …”

Opinion June 16, 2018

Murdoch and Trump, sons of oligarchy

“Survey the score or more biographies of Murdoch and something becomes perceptible in his core that makes him at some elemental level weirdly like Trump’s psychological twin. This creeping realisation transforms one’s understanding of Murdoch’s Fox …”

Opinion March 24, 2018

The case against Malcolm Turnbull

“There is a moral case for moving Malcolm Turnbull on. If principles of right and wrong mean anything, using one standard to unseat a rival and another to hold on to the job you stole from him while failing to meet that standard yourself is hypocrisy on …”

Opinion January 28, 2017

Turnbull in the Trump era

It is 16 months since Turnbull became prime minister. In that time, he hasn’t achieved gravitas, has not built authority, and has so far failed to prosecute a substantial political or policy argument of any kind.

News May 14, 2016

Libs plan preference deals with Greens to wedge Labor

By masterminding a preference strategy favouring the Greens in five key seats, the Coalition aims to divide and rule the progressive side of politics.

Opinion November 21, 2015

Turnbull’s honeymoon after the divorce

“Lucy standing at Turnbull’s side now is the biggest bull point for the likely success of a prime ministership that is, as are they all, hostage to the temperament of the protagonist.”

Opinion September 12, 2015

Joe Hockey’s a dead treasurer walking

“The conclusion has become inescapable that Hockey is either too thick for the job or too arrogant to get any perspective on his poor performance and fix it.”

Opinion July 25, 2015

Abbott’s military pretensions amid echoes of Howard’s prattlers

“Taxpayers are being set up to pay, literally, for Abbott’s lack of skill or sophistication to manage anything beyond government by diktat. ”

Opinion February 14, 2015

The press gallery’s leadership thrills and spills

“It is not hard to identify those who cross the line from journalist to polemicist in exchange for being put, as Paul Keating used to call it, on the story “drip”.”