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Barnaby Joyce, Sex and Finance

February 12, 2018 - 14:20 -- Admin

The insatiable appetite of Anglophone cultures for the prurient is of a different order to others. But it is an appetite tinged by horror, squeamishness and concern. Added to that such traditional markers, not to mention such markers as marriage, family and conservative values, and the whole thing becomes indigestible. Australian politics is awash with…

The new invasion of the Northern Territory (Part 3)

February 12, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Eight of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. Evaluated over time, ‘the Intervention’ did not succeed. However, evaluation of its progress is not an easy task. Impartial data are difficult to find and there is a mass of complex and conflicting information. What follows…

A new year’s resolve

February 12, 2018 - 13:26 -- Admin

As we venture into this new year, we enter the next phase of the LNP Government’s plan to reverse the social order of our nation. We make no mistake to see the intention of right-wing ideology is not to appease, but to conquer and control economic, social and political policy direction of our country by…

Turnbull’s Joyce will cost him dearly.

February 11, 2018 - 23:01 -- Admin

“There’s no-one more Australian than Barnaby Joyce”, blusters Malcolm Turnbull, his fair-weather defender in happier – well – slightly less miserable times last November when Joyce, another appalling ham, in RM Williams and stockman Akubra, playing an outback whip-cracking caricature from central casting turns out to be a Kiwi, too. By week’s end it’s clear,…

Pyeongchang Winter Games: Ping-pong Diplomacy Revisited

February 11, 2018 - 20:35 -- Admin

Making America Great Again demands more strategic commitment by allies in the US Global Alliance to conventional foreign policies, US arms purchases and childish diplomatic antics like the failure of Vice President Pence to greet Kim Yo-jong at the Pyeongchang Games.    Australia is now deeply committed to such antics as a key member of…

Barnaby’s Having A Baby OR What We Miss When We Focus On The Soap Opera!

February 11, 2018 - 09:54 -- Admin

Yes, it’s certainly been a week! Lots and lots of exciting things happening in the world of politics. On Friday,I heard that strong argument for gene pools needing lifeguards, Georgina Downer, complaining about trial by media when discussing Robert Doyle. While I get the point that one’s reputation shouldn’t be trashed on the basis of…