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The Parliamentary Process

May 9, 2017 - 22:30 -- Admin

By Sir ScotchMistery One of the disappointing side-effects of being underemployed through semi-retirement is the ability to forget things. A case in point was when I got back in from taking my kangaroo for a run to find that the Parliament was being covered on ABC24, and one of the COALition tarts was throwing a…

A New Political Party

May 9, 2017 - 20:36 -- Admin

Introducing Australia’s newest political party – the Laboral Hypocrats. Are you sick of all the talk of political correctness, feminism, asylum seekers, safe schools and multiculturalism? So are we! In fact if we have to listen to one more rant from that right-wing, self-agrandising, dickhead Mark Latham banging on about any those subjects one more…

The Budget…an ongoing lie

May 9, 2017 - 11:44 -- Admin

As a political commentator, I probably shouldn’t admit that I’ve given up on Q&A. I came to the conclusion late last year that it had lost its way. I felt it was pandering more to ‘gotcha’ moments for entertainment purposes rather than in-depth political analysis and holding politicians to account. I haven’t watched a full…

The Budget And Malcolm’s Comeback!

May 9, 2017 - 08:49 -- Admin

When Malcolm Turnbull took over the leadership, he promised an end to the three word slogans… “No more slogans,” he told us, completely ignoring the irony of using three words in a statement that sounded suspiciously like a slogan. But he did have a point. The public had grown cynical about the proliferation of the…

Shopping for the advice you want to hear

May 7, 2017 - 19:29 -- Admin

As the budget is about to be handed down, there is nervous optimism about a possible increase in infrastructure spending but will it go to the right projects? At a CEDA conference in June 2013, Infrastructure Australia’s national infrastructure co-ordinator, Michael Deegan, said that groups within the public services were putting “self-interest before reform” and…