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Seeking the Post COVID-19 Sunshine: Four More Years of Majority Labor Government in Queensland?

October 8, 2020 - 16:30 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The release of the YouGov Poll for the Queensland government’s entry into caretaker mode on 5 October 2020. YouGov sampled opinions from 2,000 respondents covering Metro Brisbane, South East Queensland and Regional Queensland. YouGov’s London based global polling networks with research centres worldwide rely on a new Panel Methodology to collect data…

It’s Clear My Wife Doesn’t Understand How Good Scott Morrison Is!

October 8, 2020 - 10:47 -- Admin

My wife doesn’t appreciate the Liberal Party’s great achievements. Or mine for that matter. She seems to be confused about what a great job we’re both doing. About the time that the Liberals took over because the Labor government were such terrible money managers, I decided it was time that we took stock of our…

Let Albo be Albo, not another Morrison or an Opposition leader like Abbott

October 8, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

When Bill Shorten was leader of the Opposition he faced constant barrages of criticism from people who thought he wasn’t ‘tuff’ enough. Anthony Albanese, like Shorten, is suffering the same criticism from Labor supporters. That being that he isn’t more of a rabid dog like Abbott was. Without understanding the difficulties of being an opposition…

Budget doomed without quick and fair, equal action – ACTU’s O’Neil

October 6, 2020 - 23:31 -- Admin

Michele O’Neil, the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), wasted neither time nor words of vitriol at responding to the details of the 2020-21 federal budget on Tuesday evening. O’Neil said that – upon federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s reading of the budget plan – the Morrison government “has set itself up to…

Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality

October 6, 2020 - 19:00 -- Admin

One measure of success in politics is the degree enemies imitate you, even if done insincerely and without flattery. Insincere imitation has become the preserve of a whole panoply of Donald Trump’s critics stretching from the money, corporate side of the Democrats to the sandalled warriors who believe in environmental eschatology. Most importantly for Joe…

Lunar Lunacy: Competition, Conflict and Mining the Moon

October 5, 2020 - 19:15 -- Admin

The discussion about mining the Moon resembles that of previous conquests: the division of territory; the grabbing of resources; language of theft and plunder. All of this is given the gloss of manifest destiny and human experiment. Such language is also self-perpetuating: the plunderer is only as good as the amount taken; success is dependent…