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A Plague on Parliament: Australia’s Citizenship Crisis

August 15, 2017 - 19:44 -- Admin

“You know, when you nominate for Parliament, there is actually a question, you’ve got to address that section 44 question.” (Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce). It is proving to be a toxic gift that continues to give with increasing regularity. The latest potential victim of section 44 of the Australian Constitution, one barring a…

The Coalition have had ten years to come up with a policy that works

August 15, 2017 - 19:18 -- Admin

Reflecting back on the Coalition’s six years in Opposition, it’s no wonder they are in such trouble now. Instead of developing policy, think about what they spent their time doing. They pursued Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson mercilessly in an effort to bring down a minority government. They spent years trying to pin some wrongdoing…

Treachery From Bill Shorten While Kevin Andrews Admits Affection For His Cycling Mates!

August 15, 2017 - 18:30 -- Admin

What interesting times! Just last night, I was thinking how Barnaby had stuffed up by not actually checking that he was a dinky di Aussie through and through. All right, I know that being born here normally qualifies you, but when you’re not a third generation on both sides of the family tree then you…

Think Of The Children Say Some Church Leaders Without Even A Hint Of Irony…

August 14, 2017 - 18:45 -- Admin

Gee, that’ll make a really great piece for satire, I thought last night. Then, after hearing this morning’s news, I thought, nah, that one’s much better. After a day’s work, and checking the news at times throughout the day, I am forced to admit that in these times of Donald and Malcolm and Barnaby and…

Money Laundering in Chief: Scandal at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

August 14, 2017 - 16:50 -- Admin

The Australian banker is a smug species, arguably more than his international peers. Caught off guard by the financial disasters of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Australian banking system has become an expression of a classic oligopoly, manipulating prices and squeezing customers. Such an Australian banker is perky as well, self-assured that any…

Day to Day Politics: Abbott the peddler of verbal violence.

August 14, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Monday 14 August 2017 Now about this Marriage Equality survey. It appears that because regular surveys by reputable pollsters show overwhelming support for Gay Marriage that Tony Abbott wants to change the subject, and turn it into a discussion about free speech, religious freedom or even political correctness. It’s a common ploy by politicians who…

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