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Jack Waterford is the former Editor-at-large at The Canberra Times and writes a regular column

Prime Minister's ever-diminishing credibility
Opinion

Prime Minister's ever-diminishing credibility

Years of evasions, lies and obfuscations weigh down the sinking Coalition ship.

  • by Jack Waterford

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Can Shorten stop the blame game?
Opinion

Can Shorten stop the blame game?

Accountability is a black hole in Commonwealth-state relations.

  • by Jack Waterford
Liberals dig in to their last man and taxpayers' last dollar
Opinion

Liberals dig in to their last man and taxpayers' last dollar

Partisan use of public money before elections is corrupt, not ‘strategic’.

  • by Jack Waterford
Murdoch becomes a paper tiger
Opinion

Murdoch becomes a paper tiger

People overestimate the influence of the media on voters. But ranting and plainly biased advocacy is even less successful.

  • by Jack Waterford
Soft cops are soft-soaping us
Opinion

Soft cops are soft-soaping us

It is time for a searching inquiry into a force that believes its own publicity.

  • by Jack Waterford
The silence of public service lambs used by a panicking government
Opinion

The silence of public service lambs used by a panicking government

Officials are being used and abused by a panicking government. Some could complain, but don’t.

  • by Jack Waterford
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Best volume of Hayne report is the one that he didn’t bother to write
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Best volume of Hayne report is the one that he didn’t bother to write

It’s the one that seriously invites the question of whether the modern Coalition can seriously pretend to be the better economic managers.

  • by Jack Waterford
Managers who would be spooks fighting for places at the big boys' table
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Managers who would be spooks fighting for places at the big boys' table

Coordination is choking intelligence gathering in Australia.

  • by Jack Waterford
Shorten could own Australia Day
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Shorten could own Australia Day

Australia Day could become the national day – based on federation, Aboriginal reconciliation, a republic, and inclusive citizenship.

  • by Jack Waterford
Dead stinking fish send a message
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Dead stinking fish send a message

A floating monument to greed, corruption, maladministration and disastrous environmental management.

  • by Jack Waterford
Morrison lies mum, schtum for now
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Morrison lies mum, schtum for now

The public has limited tolerance for politicians, who don't want to wear out what welcome they get.

  • by Jack Waterford