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July 28, 2015 - 15:40 -- Admin

Sometime later this afternoon/this evening The AIMN will be offline for about an hour while our server is being rebooted.

Everything will return to normal when the reboot is completed.

We apologise in advance for this small interruption.

 

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Leadership, scandal, and the political process

July 28, 2015 - 09:53 -- Admin

When sitting Liberal Prime Minister John Howard lost his seat in the 2007 Federal election, three people raised their hand for the leadership of the party the next day. By Wednesday, one of them, Tony Abbott, had withdrawn due to lack of numbers, leaving Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull to contest the leadership ballot the next day.

That night, November 28 2007, Abbott appeared on Lateline with Tony Jones.

Photos of King Edward Found Giving Nazi Salute, Surprising People That Someone With German Blood Would Support Fascism!

July 27, 2015 - 20:55 -- Admin

Yep, that was surely a surprise. I mean, who would have thought that someone who was a member of the Royal Family would have supported Hitler, who, after all, was stifling democracy and imposing anti-terrorist laws after the millionaire Jewish bankers and the Communists decided to put aside their differences and burn down the Reichstag. The Royal Family have a history of supporting democracy going back as far as Charlies the First.

Other things that surprise me include:

Better economic managers?

July 27, 2015 - 08:53 -- Admin

It is in the nature of human beings to remember the past with rose-coloured glasses. Remembering the good bits and not dwelling on the bad is a healthier way to live.

That being said, the reality of the past can help inform us about the present so we can make better decisions for the future.

Better economic managers?

July 27, 2015 - 08:53 -- Admin

It is in the nature of human beings to remember the past with rose-coloured glasses. Remembering the good bits and not dwelling on the bad is a healthier way to live.

That being said, the reality of the past can help inform us about the present so we can make better decisions for the future.

Why didn’t Tony tell Bronwyn to pay the money back?

July 26, 2015 - 22:19 -- Admin

There’s something odd about Bronwyn Bishop and Sophie Mirabella’s wedding.

You most probably think that the odd thing is “why would anybody want to invite Bronwyn Bishop to their wedding?”

No, that’s not it.

Or you might think that it’s odd that anyone would want to attend Sophie Mirabella’s wedding anyway.

No, that’s not it either.

This is what I think is odd:

The light on the hill is our line in the sand

July 26, 2015 - 20:00 -- Admin

By Loz Lawrey

In the Australian political sphere, clear, well-defined and distinct philosophical approaches have always informed policymaking on both sides of the political divide.

Right-wing pundits see themselves as living in the “real world”, dismissing dissenting views as those of “leftist dreamers”. Labor voters tend to draw inspiration from our shared vision of the “light on the hill”.

Australian Compendium

July 26, 2015 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Keith Davis

There is so much to love about Australia. We love living here, and visiting celebrities are wise enough to say how much they love visiting here. We see ourselves as egalitarian, as fair and open-minded, as welcoming, and as free as the kangaroos jumping about in the paddocks. We are also a tad delusional.

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