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The time for partisan bullshit is over Josh – give it up

April 1, 2020 - 13:17 -- Admin

Less than four weeks ago, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was still singing his own praises. “Australia approaches the challenges ahead from a position of economic strength with the Coalition Government’s economic plan and responsible budget management contributing to the resilience of the Australian economy.” Under the Coalition’s “responsible budget management”, net debt has increased from $161,253…

Krystal Ball Demolishes Joe Biden

April 1, 2020 - 12:44 -- Admin

Krystal Ball of Rising on The Hill TV recently made a comment that perfectly encapsulates Joe Biden and the Democrats. I want to give her comment, delve into the details and extrapolate a little. The Krystal Ball Looks into You, Part One: Swing that Axe! On a recent edition of Rising, Krystal offered this pearl…

A government trying to fix everything while they’re not even working

April 1, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

There was a time in this country when government took advice from public servants. You know, those who work for the government in their specialised fields and offer independent advice. One would think that advice from these people who diligently and independently gather all there is to know on a given subject, and then without…

The Swedish Alternative: Coronavirus as a Grand Gamble

March 31, 2020 - 20:00 -- Admin

As draconian lock-downs, punitive regimes and surveillance become the norm of the coronavirus world, Sweden has treaded more softly in the field. This is certainly in contrast to its Scandinavian cousins, Denmark and Norway. The rudiments of a life uninterrupted generally remain in place. Cafes, restaurants and shops, for the most part, remain open and…

The chickens are coming home to roost

March 31, 2020 - 19:00 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Apart from the creation of a futures market in toilet paper, pasta and rice, the Coronavirus may also have a few positive political effects here and overseas. Firstly, the messaging from the government regarding protection of you and those around you seems to be based on the recommendations from the medical community. Yes,…

An Inglorious Opportunity: Coronavirus and Emergency Powers

March 31, 2020 - 13:35 -- Admin

There has been a hurried spate of cancellations and suspensions of elections across the globe because of the risk posed by COVID-19. The trend is unsurprising. In the age of post-democratic process, suspending the procedure should only induce a cough of recognition. But it is troubling for those who take the ceremonial aspect of these…

Our greatest failure has been the decline of our democracy

March 30, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

When this corrupt conservative rein of appalling governance ends, as it must, and the COVID-19 virus has been erased – in the aftermath we will come to the realisation that everything must change. Not just Australia, but the world. In particular, the way in which we conduct our politics. Conservatives will be hard-pressed to explain…

And then there was light

March 29, 2020 - 19:59 -- Admin

As a long-time agnostic, I remain unconvinced that there is an omniscient, omnipresent being, responsible for creating the world and over-sighting all that takes place there. That said – if indeed there is such a being, it certainly moves in mysterious ways! Before I continue, I will state some basic attitudes and concerns that steer…