Pete Shmigel

How not to be a Twit

19 January 2021 5:00 am

Every once in a while, if you’re even a bit like me, you see something on social media that you feel is…

We are shackling ourselves to the safe and mediocre with lazy talk of ‘the pub test’

10 December 2020 5:00 am

“Not a good look.”  “Bad optics.”   “Doesn’t pass the pub test.”  Such are the statements by which many controversial or complex ideas…

Could Trump really call out the troops?

10 November 2020 4:49 pm

It is extraordinary to have to ask the question: can Donald Trump somehow use United States’ armed forces to stay…

Don’t trust the polls? Follow the money

28 October 2020 11:59 am

If publicly available political polling stinks – and it does both in Australia and in the case of the US…

Mental health: recognition, reaching out – and responsibility

9 September 2020 6:03 pm

That Australians’ attitudes to mental health have been transformed is true. That we need to further match increased actions to…

On radical centralism

21 July 2020 5:00 am

It’s an interesting point in time when a non-ideological and non-partisan stance becomes radical. That seems to be the point…

Time to drop our petulant politics and respect democracy

5 December 2018 12:00 pm

“Pick a scar on your body and share the story of how you got it with the other people here.”…