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Stability, Promises The PM Who Was Elected Eight Weeks Ago…

October 15, 2018 - 21:33 -- Admin

“With the Liberal Party, you know what you are going to get,”  says the unelected PM who replaced the elected PM causing the surprise by-election. He was speaking to the voters of Wentworth about the dangers of electing an independent. The Liberals are all over the dangers of the “wrong” result on Saturday. It could…

The Fallout from Wentworth

October 15, 2018 - 20:39 -- Admin

It takes a brave pundit to predict the outcome of the Wentworth bi-election just days before the votes are cast, but the actual outcome, either way, will be less interesting than the swing away from the government, the fallout from which, will be what determines its fate between now and next May. A loss in…

Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson

October 15, 2018 - 16:15 -- Admin

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes” (President Andrew Jackson, Washington, July 10, 1832). They are three players, all problematic in their own way. They are the creatures of inconvenient chaos. Donald Trump was born into the role, a misfit of…

Sailing into irrelevance

October 15, 2018 - 15:43 -- Admin

The sails of the Sydney Opera House were being used as a billboard for a horse race a few days ago. Regardless of the value of the horse race, or the ethics about using a UNESCO listed landmark for promotion of gambling, there is a problem about the way it was done. According to The Guardian,…

So the LNP want to help the unemployed. What could possibly go wrong?

October 14, 2018 - 18:20 -- Admin

By Nick Chugg The latest “brilliant” brain-fart to escape Scott Morrison’s (or as I prefer to refer to him – ScumMo) orifice is a doozy. As many LNP members have stated, we currently have the smartest most qualified party to ever grace the halls of Australian parliament. Of course, according to Scotty, the LNP’s latest…

Australian society is under threat from the rise of Christianism

October 14, 2018 - 13:12 -- Admin

We are told over and over again that Christianity has shaped our history and our values.  Retired high court judge and chair of the Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption, Dyson Heydon, had this to say on the matter: “The public voices of modern elites are not humble. They conceive themselves to have…

On climate change, ‘we will adapt’: LNP

October 13, 2018 - 18:14 -- Admin

By Stephen Fitz Record breaking hurricane slams Florida. Increased global temperature equates to energy in the atmosphere, equates to extremes in weather, ocean expansion, ice melt and rising sea-levels. The Liberal Party’s rejection of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and the subsequent climate change denial is a lie. The word on the…

Evacuating Nauru: Médecins Sans Frontières and Australia’s Refugee Dilemma

October 13, 2018 - 17:10 -- Admin

It is an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of medical rescue and human rights advocacy, Médecins Sans Frontières has had its faults. Its co-founder Bernard Kouchner went a bit awry when he turned such advocacy into full blown interventionism. As Nicolas Sarkozy’s foreign minister,…

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