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Trending Issues: Challenging Homogenised LNP Rhetoric

April 30, 2019 - 17:31 -- Admin

The Trending Issues Series continues in the shadow of this week’s Newspoll and the first Leaders’ Debate in a very presidential-style campaign.   The competing political forces within the federal LNP had hoped that the electorate will fall into line with the rhetorical appeal of a homogenized policy message that focused on a Strong Market…

No, They Won’t Learn

April 30, 2019 - 15:10 -- Admin

By Ad Astra I was motivated to write my last piece: ’Will they ever learn?’ after viewing the first Question Time of the recent sitting of the House of Representatives. Some our most senior politicians, immediately after showing that they were capable of courtesy and decent discourse, went on to display offensively aggressive behaviour towards each other, all…

The irony of Australians who laugh about Trump

April 29, 2019 - 19:41 -- Admin

There is a slightly painful irony to Australians joking about Trump voters. Australians generally don’t show a great amount of interest for in-depth analysis of national politics (thanks in part to the appalling and partisan coverage of commercial media networks), let alone international politics.  But even so, most Australians seem at least peripherally aware of…

Think about young people

April 29, 2019 - 18:44 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen Yesterday, I made a statement that in my opinion tourism is on the way out and was asked why. My response with additions: Professor James Anderson, the scientist who warned the world about the depletion of ozone, has projected that in 2022 the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free, and we have a…

John Lord’s Election diary No 8: “Morrison versus the rest”

April 29, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Monday 29 April 2019 1 It must be excruciatingly distressing when government Ministers are so on the nose, so toxic, that they are not even allowed to debate their equivalent shadow ministers. Dan Tehan, for example, the Government Education Minister won’t debate Tanya Plibersek. As shameful and undemocratic as this is, it is nonetheless the…

Amanda Vanstone dumps another turd on what passes as the journalistic landscape nowadays

April 29, 2019 - 02:06 -- Admin

For some reason, the very inept Amanda Vanstone is still appearing in the media.  Perhaps she is offered up for comedy value because she sure as hell is no sort of objective political observer or analyst. Her latest blatant propaganda piece in the SMH where she asks Will the real Bill Shorten please stand up?…

The Coalition will have to do better than rely on bogus announceables, attacking Labor and lurid scare campaigns.

April 29, 2019 - 00:28 -- Admin

“Scott Morrison had a choice between standing up for ripped off workers or sucking up to a tosser who ripped them off and he chose the tosser. He chose Clive Palmer,” Labor’s Anthony Albanese, MP Federal Member for Grayndler Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Shadow Minister for Tourism A land down…

Conservatives and Progressives

April 28, 2019 - 19:59 -- Admin

By RosemaryJ36 By definition, a conservative is someone who chooses to retain traditional values and is averse to change, whereas a progressive is a supporter of social reform and believes in adapting to change. There is a rapidly growing consensus among those who believe in basing their actions and policies on evidence, that global warming has…

Power at Any Price: The LNP’s Preference Deals

April 28, 2019 - 15:40 -- Admin

The LNP has made what the AAP calls an ‘in-principle preference deal’ with Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party [UAP] for the forthcoming election. Also, the Queensland Nationals have struck a similar deal with Pauline Hanson and her One Nation outfit. Such deals reveal not only these respective groups’ dropping primary vote, but their…