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Day to Day Politics: Democracy in free fall, thanks to Turnbull.

February 19, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Monday 19 February 2018 The events last week involving Barnaby Joyce have no doubt left the nation aghast at the ongoing destruction of our democracy. It wasn’t just a scandal, but a tragedy. His personal wrong doing and those who would condone it cannot see that events like this, each time they occur, further evaporate…

“One way or another, Barnaby’s cactus.” Malcolm might be too.

February 18, 2018 - 20:40 -- Admin

Barnaby bunny blinks in the spotlight centre stage in our national political show, this week, as our Deputy PM shrewdly plays the victim in his marriage break-up while he muffs his special pleading self-defence for begging his Tamworth mogul pal, Greg Maguire, to be allowed to crash for six months at his millionaire mate’s luxury…

Whatever happened to integrity?

February 18, 2018 - 12:21 -- Admin

Our politicians and, to a large degree, our media, do not seem to understand the real implications of the Joyce Affair. As Dr Simon Longstaff AO, the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, wrote: In helping Mr Joyce evade responsibility, our government has put yet another nail in the coffin of Ministerial (and personal) responsibility.…

In response to Jacqueline Maley

February 17, 2018 - 18:30 -- Admin

After reading this piece by Jacqueline Maley titled “The Barnaby Joyce affair: when men make abysmal choices women pay the price,” I’m more than a little exercised. Yes, it is true that Joyce’s lover, Vikki Campion, may well find herself unemployable whilst Joyce seems (at this moment, who knows about the next) relatively secure in…

Barnaby Joyce, religious freedom and moral outrage

February 17, 2018 - 08:35 -- Admin

The implosion of Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s political career, amid the growing scandal over his adulterous relationship with a female staffer comes at a fortuitous time. The Religious Freedom Review, an inquiry set up to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion, has just closed…

If you have good ratings you can do whatever you please – just ask Donald Trump, Don Burke and Barnaby Joyce.

February 16, 2018 - 21:36 -- Admin

When Malcolm Turnbull made his bizarre bonking ban pronouncement on Thursday, he did Barnaby Joyce an enormous favour.  A favour which Joyce is obviously too stupid to recognise. All of a sudden, the conversation has moved from a man abusing his position for personal gain back to people “falling in love”. Putting aside the expectations…

Malcolm’s Cunning Stunt And Barnaby’s Stunning Press Conference!

February 16, 2018 - 17:44 -- Admin

What can I say? I mean… What can I say? While many in the Liberal Party have been referring to members of Barnaby’s party by the abbreviation “Nats”,  Mr Turnbull doesn’t seem to have noticed that they’ve changed their name in the 190s and are no longer the “Country Party”. Malcolm announces that ministers in…