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Day to Day Politics: I think Turnbull has taken them for a ride. He conned them.

October 21, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Saturday 21 October 2017 1 There are times in political life when an argument becomes exhausted. When all that can be said, has been. Because of political expediency the common good is overlooked: replaced by self-interest. It is a time when the opposition needs to take stock and consider the public interest. It is now…

Ends And Means – Or Why The Right Don’t Seem To Say What They Mean…

October 20, 2017 - 18:51 -- Admin

Ok, let’s read Neil Cadman’s ad a little more closely here: Mm, as I read that, it’s telling us that if we want to remove God’s blessing, we should Vote No. Maybe I misunderstood. But then I don’t know why we can presume that “Australia was founded with God’s blessing”. I mean, what about other…

The Trans-Tasman Spat Show: New Zealand-Australian Tensions

October 20, 2017 - 12:00 -- Admin

It was an awkward moment for Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop. News had arrived that a New Zealand government had been formed after a lengthy period of deliberation. (The election took place on September 23). Veteran maverick and occasional political suicide Winston Peters of the New Zealand First party had played the familiar role of…

‘Spring clean’, anyone?

October 19, 2017 - 18:40 -- Admin

By Kyran O’Dwyer There is an old adage, “Lie to me once, shame on you. Lie to me twice, shame on me”. Day after day, I, like every other Australian, am assured, or reassured (depending on my disposition), by our ‘leaders’ that everything’s alright. No matter the problem. Day after day, politicians parade themselves in…

Australia’s Citizenship Bill Fails

October 19, 2017 - 18:06 -- Admin

This is a government that takes pride in its hard headedness and faux populism. Knowing it would have to brave a sceptical, even baffled Senate, Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, resembling a bit dictator struggling for traction, decided to ignore the signals. What was required, claimed Dutton, were tougher citizenship laws to govern Australia, an…

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