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Day to Day Politics: Cash must be hiding something. What did she know?

May 31, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Thursday 31 May 2018 1 We can thank Malcolm Turnbull, for ridding his party, and the nation, of the combatant pugilist Abbott. He was rewarded for his effort with election winning polls and a personal popularity rating the envy of any celebrity. Initially, with a charismatic personality, he seduced and beguiled his way into the…

Universities, Branding and Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2018 - 17:42 -- Admin

The modern university is a tertiary colonising institution.  Like the old mercantilist bodies – the Dutch East India Company and its equivalents – the educational world is there to be acquired by bureaucrats, teachers and, it is hoped, suitable recruits. To that end, a good degree of amorality is required.  Scruples are best left to…

Christian MP’s want ‘cultural war’ over religious freedom

May 30, 2018 - 14:06 -- Admin

The PM is holding 20 Ruddock Review recommendations to advance religious freedom while giving Christian lobbyists private briefings ahead of their public release in June. Malcolm Turnbull faces a political gamble by swinging the religious pendulum too far to the right.  Does he risk a backlash by further weakening our secular constitution — giving ‘faith’ extraordinary…

Vicki Campion’s judgement

May 30, 2018 - 10:03 -- Admin

If you are a politician who has, for your whole career, deliberately courted the cameras for your own purposes, you cannot expect them to just turn up when it’s convenient. Here’s a tip, Barnaby.  If you want privacy, stop giving interviews about your private life.  Stop with the fluff pieces in magazines with wife and…

Day to Day Politics: The Murdoch machine has started its right wing crusade

May 30, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Wednesday 30 May 2018 In recent weeks, once it became apparent that an election was imminent, the Murdoch Media ramped up its attack on the left of politics. The Australian newspaper changed the way their polls counted preferences so as to give the impression they were closer than they actually were. In reality, Monday’s results…

Turnbull’s ‘Fake’ Jobs

May 29, 2018 - 16:53 -- Admin

By Michael Griffin © Despite the 403,000 ‘new jobs’ that Turnbull and his employment minister, Michaelia Cash, claim to have created over 2017, over that same period the unemployment rate fell by only 0.1% from 5.6% to 5.5%. On the face of it, that seems an odd phenomena. The 403,000 jobs Turnbull claims to have…