AFR: How Mitch Hooke Axed the Mining Tax and Climate Action

Published by The Australian Financial Review on 25 August 2020 The Australian political arena is full of reinventions. Tony Abbott has gone from pushing emissions cuts under the Paris climate agreement to demanding Australia withdraw from the treaty altogether. And Scott Morrison, who accused Labor of presiding over “crippling” debt, now binges on wasteful debt-fuelled spending that makes our government’s …

Australian Jewish News: Michael Gawenda and ‘The Powerbroker’

With the late Shimon Peres in 2012. This article was first published by The Australian Jewish News on 13 August 2020. The factional manoeuvrings of Labor’s faceless men a decade ago are convoluted enough without demonstrable misrepresentations by authors like Michael Gawenda in his biography of Mark Leibler, The Powerbroker. Gawenda claims my memoir, The PM Years, blames the leadership …