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If Labor is to last longer in government next time around, it needs to better define not only itself but its opponent, writes Mark Rolfe. 

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Both major parties have approached the complexities of NSW with piecemeal policies in constrained circumstances. Neither has an industry policy, argues Mark Rolfe. 

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As Rudd's popular support has dived over the past month, he's demonstrated he doesn't understand the importance of ideology in a democracy, writes Lindy Edwards. 

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Minority parties are good for our democracy, because parties forced into coalition do deals in the open. Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd are kidding themselves in their stand against them, argues Lindy Edwards.  

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Australia's coal exports have tripled in the past 25 years. It's our dirty secret that neither side of politics is willing to address, argues David McKnight. 

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Over the course of the 2013 federal election, we will experience a real time experiment into the degree of influence exerted by Rupert Murdoch on Australian political life, writes David McKnight. 

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The current political meltdown is not all about personality issues - the party is at war because there are traditions jostling for dominance, argues Lindy Edwards.

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Not only is Eddie Obeid an old acquaintance of ICAC's, he is the link between successive political casualties, argues Mark Rolfe.

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Labor should drop personality politics and honour the deal it made to enact laws securing integrity in public life, argues George Williams.

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Members of the public are often treated as irritants and voyeurs to political processes when the development and acquisition of public land is discussed, writes Mark Rolfe.

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