NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Okay, so who would be in my unity cabinet?

Tim Madden, ABC News Online

My dream team:

Human Services - Brett Mason

Tourism - Warren Truss

Resources - Martin Ferguson

Agriculture - Christine Milne

Attorney General - George Brandis

Arts - Joe Hockey

Water - Nick Xenophon

Climate Change & Environment - Greg Hunt

Innovation & Industry - Kim Carr

Broadband & Communications - Paul Fletcher

Infrastructure & Regional Development - Robert Oakeshott

Finance - Wayne Swan

Housing - Mathias Cormann

Families & Community Services - Craig Emerson

Indigenous Affairs - Peter Garrett

Ageing - Sharman Stone

Sport - John Alexander

Health and Disability - Bill Shorten

Trade - Julia Gillard

Foreign Affairs - Stephen Smith

Industrial Relations - Tony Abbott

Education & Social Inclusion - Andrew Leigh

Veterans Affairs - Julie Bishop

Defence Support - Ian Macfarlane

Defence - Greg Combet

Immigration and Population - Penny Wong

Consumer & Corporate Regulation - Barnaby Joyce

Financial Services - Bernie Ripoll

Treasurer - Kevin Rudd

Cabinet Secretary - Tony Windsor

Prime Minister - Malcolm Turnbull

What do you think?