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Playing the ref with a fake tax

February 7, 2019 - 09:44 -- Admin

The Liberals are playing the ref by tagging Labor’s dividend imputation policy a ‘retirement tax’. It is not surprising they see this as a productive strategy since the same thing worked with their carbon tax scare campaign. Political journalists self-identify as watchdogs for democracy who hold the powerful to account by shining a light on…

Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London

February 6, 2019 - 11:00 -- Admin

London. A bleak London assailed by daily news about Brexit negotiation, prospects of food shortages and higher prices in the event of a no-deal with the European Union, provides the perfect apocalyptic backdrop for headlines. The city is ailing; the residents are panicked; and the authorities are gloomy. Such environments are ideal for talk about…

Political games

February 6, 2019 - 10:18 -- Admin

As journalists do their best to try to get Josh Frydenberg to say ‘sorry’ about the government’s opposition to a banking Royal Commission, they should not be surprised to be met with a stupid grin accompanied by a whole heap of “it’s Labor’s fault”.  That’s the way these guys roll. Josh wants to tell us…

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Blackouts, nana tax, and terrorism – or climate change, tax reform, and population policy? It’s all about Labor

February 5, 2019 - 11:04 -- Admin

Broadly speaking, the coming federal election seems to be coalescing around three main issues. Young people particularly see climate change as the defining issue.  They are being joined by angry grandparents concerned about the world we are leaving to our descendants, as well as many of the business and farming community who are realising the…

Job Number 1

February 4, 2019 - 16:00 -- Admin

By 2353NM  They say it’s nice to start with a win. So as we get down to business for another year let’s celebrate a small win (‘I told you so’ is so 2018!). In May 2015, The Political Sword discussed the release of Anglicare’s annual rental affordability snapshot, which highlighted that 8 of the 65,614 properties available…

The Royal Commission Show, our favourite national theatre.

February 3, 2019 - 21:36 -- Admin

There is no scientific, intelligible or rational justification put forward for the reduction of 70 GL. The obvious inference to be drawn is that political considerations largely drove the NBR, not science. This is not only unlawful, but is deplorable. Bret Walker SC, MDBA Royal Commission Report, p.63 The reek of corruption and decay mingles…