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We really need to talk about Rosalie

May 14, 2019 - 10:43 -- Admin

Rosalie has become the face, or the name at least, of Scott Morrison’s campaign against reeling back John Howard’s franking credit cash giveaway. “I saw Rosalie today, I talked about her yesterday at the launch, she lives in Perth, in Ken Wyatt’s electorate. She has $1,800 of her 30,000 income which comes in the franking credit…

Cleaning out the Nutters: Paul Keating, China and Australia’s Security Establishment

May 13, 2019 - 17:28 -- Admin

Inimitable to a fault, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating had been fairly quiet on his party’s policies till an impromptu press intervention last week. Catching two journalists of the ABC off-guard, Keating took little time to land a few blows against Australia’s foreign and domestic intelligence security officers. They had, in Keating’s view, “lost…

Trending Issues: The Quest for the Magic Economic Trifecta to Steer the New Digital Global Economy

May 13, 2019 - 14:40 -- Admin

  Should Bill Shorten make it to the Cabinet Room again after 18 May, the incoming government will receive corporate support Labor’s support for investment strategies in both public and private sectors in a weakening Australian and global economy. Strong historical precedents for the final gravitation of the Australian electorate to inspirational Labor leaders like…

A free ride on the gravy train

May 13, 2019 - 10:13 -- Admin

When Tony Abbott rolled Malcolm Turnbull for the Liberal Party leadership back in 2009, he immediately threw out the constructive negotiations towards an emissions reduction scheme. “Oppositions are not there to get legislation through,” Abbott intoned, heralding his approach for the next 4 years. There would be no discussion, no amendments, no working together to…

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 14: Have you thought about why we are voting? This might help.

May 13, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Monday 13 May 2018 Authors note: Part of this article contains sections of a post I wrote around four years ago. We are not supposed to repeat stuff but I can think of no other words better than those I wrote back then. Anyway, the editor is probably in a pub in County Cork drinking…

ScoMo’s campaign launch flops ending a week of catastrophic failure.

May 12, 2019 - 23:00 -- Admin

Scott Morrison’s Liberal campaign flop at the Melbourne Convention Sunday may be a teensy setback but at least he gets to talk for 55 minutes. Jim Jones would harangue The Peoples’ Temple for hours. Fidel Castro bored on at the UN for four hours, 29 minutes. Ted Cruz ranted against Obamacare for 21 hours 19…

A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia

May 12, 2019 - 19:55 -- Admin

It has been an uninspiring election, punctuated by occasional moments of madness on the part of various candidates. Their sin was to be incautious in their previous use of social media, a form of communication that reveals everything and nothing about a person. In a political sense, the erring tweet and the injudicious remark on…

Elective surgery

May 12, 2019 - 11:02 -- Admin

For six years the country has been feeling unwell. A few of us, particularly some older people, have been on such a high sugar diet for years that they have become addicted to injections from the government to satisfy their craving for more. Most of us are too exhausted to have anything left over beyond…

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