Australian Politics

The longest election campaign ever

April 17, 2013 | Karin SowadaWith five weeks of Parliament left before the September election, much will happen but little can be done to arrest voter malaise with Labor.

Ignoring the elephant in the room

March 4, 2013 | Karin SowadaGoverning turned into campaigning this week at Rooty Hill.

The election’s key question

February 4, 2013 | Karin Sowada"Who do people hate more - Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott?"

Mobilising the Lord’s real army

March 12, 2012 | Jim WackettUnless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll now no doubt be aware that Joseph Kony is now the subject of a viral, social media campaign for his capture.

Stumbling into the new year

January 31, 2012 | Karin SowadaScenes of the PM and Opposition Leader being bustled out of a Canberra function recently bode ill for a more civilised political year.

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast

November 29, 2011 | Karin SowadaThe year’s final parliamentary sitting week in Canberra always yields surprises - this year was up with the best.

Weathering the summer storms

November 15, 2011 | Karin SowadaFinancial shudderings of global stock markets in recent weeks are a stark reminder that the problems of the GFC are far from resolved.

Buy Buy Christmas

November 8, 2011 | Karin SowadaThere is always a sense of relief in my household when the clock ticks past 5pm on Christmas Eve. By that time, the retail frenzy of Christmas is over. That

Engage the future

March 29, 2011 | Peter KellPost election analysis from the CEO of Anglicare Sydney

Faith that illuminates

March 9, 2011 | Peter KellIn the lead up to the state election I have been reminded of the hardness of our media to issues that affect the most vulnerable in society.

Small steps to a generous Australia

December 14, 2010 | Peter KellAnglicare Sydney has just released a new report on the experience of African refugees finding hidden, suburban suffering.

Gillard minority govt: what does it mean?

September 7, 2010 | Jeremy HalcrowNSW independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott have given their support to provide 'confidence and supply' to a minority Labor Government.

Why the Adoption act should not be changed

September 1, 2010 | Peter KellAdoption agency Anglicare Sydney has welcomed their exemption from Clover Moore's same-sex adoption bill, it still opposes the bill in principle.

Election: call to listen to softer spoken needs

July 28, 2010 | Peter KellThe challenges faced by the most marginalised Australians are absent from the policy announcements of the major parties. If you call Jesus Lord, then you should be concerned.

Campaign Diary - The Debate

July 26, 2010 | Karin SowadaThe whole debate seemed oddly artificial, much like the first week of the campaign.