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Show us the gas, Barnaby

September 28, 2017 - 00:49 -- Admin

Last night, Barnaby Joyce told Leigh Sales on the 7:30 Report that Victoria was to blame for our gas shortage as they were sitting on huge reserves of gas but refused to develop them. When Leigh Sales questioned him on that, pointing out that there are no known onshore gas reserves in Victoria, Barnaby told…

It’s not your call, Mark

September 27, 2017 - 17:57 -- Admin

If the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge thought he was going to make a definitive statement in the same sex marriage debate, he will have to do better than yesterday. “They don’t qualify for what we call marriage.” These were his words on ABC yesterday, describing same sex couples. Bishop Coleridge’s argument is based…

The “Nobel Peace Prize for War”

September 27, 2017 - 12:00 -- Admin

By Dr George Venturini Heinz Alfred ‘Henry’ Kissinger obtained a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1954. His interest was on Castelreagh and Metternich – two empire builders. He devoted his life to sublimate them. In an incendiary, studiedly defamatory book the late Christopher Hitchens described him as “a mediocre and opportunist academic [intent on] becoming…

Power and revenge

September 27, 2017 - 11:52 -- Admin

When John Howard lost his seat in 2007 and Peter Costello decided to move to the backbench, Malcolm Turnbull, despite having been in cabinet for less than a year, was the first to put his hand up for the leadership of the Liberal Party.  Tony Abbott was also in the running until he pulled out…

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Day to Day Politics: “Blackout Bill” and “Brownout Butler”. How immature can you get?

September 27, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Wednesday 27 September 2017 Today I woke up in a very confused state of mind. I must have been dreaming. Or maybe I wasn’t. Vividly before my eyes (Had I left the TV on? I was sure Martin had won the Brownlow) was a picture of Tony Abbott with the owner of a cafe and…

Rhetoric 10, Logic 1, Or Why I’m Not Going To Talk About Marriage Equality And Freedom Of Speech!

September 26, 2017 - 11:04 -- Admin

“Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance” was one of those books that everybody had on their bookshelves at one stage. Of course, when I say everybody, I just mean people I knew. Some people may have an issue with that, but they’d be the same sort of people who’d have an issue when the…

How carbon pricing and a clear renewable energy policy were solving the trilemma – until Abbott came along

September 26, 2017 - 10:20 -- Admin

Turnbull has often shown poor judgement in politics, but his decision, or the decision that is being thrust upon him, to attack Labor over energy policy and renewables is downright crazy. According to the Coalition, our looming energy crisis is the fault of Blackout Bill, No Coal Joel, Labor state governments, gas companies, electricity retailers,…

Barbarians to Baronets?

September 25, 2017 - 11:00 -- Admin

Barbarians to Baronets; Conservative aspirations in Australia. In several articles of late, and even on one blog-site to which I was once, regretfully, a regular contributor, I have been “corrected” in my terminology of naming many of the LNP and their hangers-on as “middle-class” when, if one can believe ones detractors, I should have used…

American CIA Hegemony

September 25, 2017 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Christian Marx The Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947. It was ostensibly designed to gather intelligence on foreign countries during the cold war. However, within months of its formation it was drastically altered to become an agent for regime change and to enhance geopolitical U.S. hegemony around the world. Since 1950 the CIA…