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Theo Theophanous

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Labor will need to play smartly in the middle

The federal election has resulted in the Albanese Labor government achieving a majority in its own right in the House of Representatives where governments are formed. At one level this …

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Cutting through the hubris, ideologies, records and promises to decide?

Three days prior to the 2019 election I wrote that the choice was between a salesman, Scott Morrison, and a visionary, Bill Shorten. Australians decided to vote for Morrison and …

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Likeability of Leaders matters in elections

It’s a political truism that oppositions don’t win elections, governments lose them. Of course, the opposition must be seen as a well led and viable option. But primarily it is …

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Teal independents: What you need to know about the group reshaping Australian politics

Political parties that lose their way are first punished by their supporters, then by the electorate. When the Liberal Party dumped Malcolm Turnbull and sidelined Julie Bishop, it shifted to …

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Right move can see Albo win

Can Anthony Albanese from the Labor Left succeed where Bill Shorten from the Labor Right failed? Shorten faced a seasoned campaigner in Scott Morrison and lost despite a handsome lead …

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PM’s out of favour but Labor has work to do

In the lead-up to the last federal election I wrote that Scott Morrison was avoiding questions about dysfunction in the Liberal Party, stagnating wages, and higher living costs. His message …

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Collaboration between Cyprus and CCMV for the advancement of Cyprus and the Cypriot Diaspora

There is a much greater understanding in Cyprus today of the importance of the diaspora and its role in helping secure a just resolution of the Cyprus issue. This is …

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Propaganda’s grip on many is truly alarming

“GIVE war a chance.” That is the message being attributed to pro-Russian demonstrators in Europe. And there are more of them than you might think. A few days ago, I …

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Kimberley loved for her loyalty

Kimberley Kitching was due to give the Fiona Richardson Memorial Lecture on 15 March. In 2017 when Fiona died, I wrote that in the rough and tumble of politics, you …

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West’s weak response to Russia on Ukraine hard to take

A few years ago I recounted in these pages a comment made to me by the then Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Synch. It was made during my visit to …

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