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One unanswered question

June 14, 2015 - 21:18 -- Admin

There is a question Tony Abbott has never answered. Perhaps he has never been asked. I cannot find any record of an answer.

It goes back to the aftermath of the 2010 election. You might consider that ancient history, not worth going into now, but it goes to the nature of the man — and this is relevant to his turbulent federal government.

Why politicians tell lies

November 17, 2014 - 14:04 -- Admin

Politicians lie to avoid telling the truth.

There seems to be a consensus that politicians lie in order to get elected. Those who tell the truth tend to lose elections.

The consensus theory says the electorate wants to be lied to because it does not want to hear the truth.

Governing by fear alone

November 6, 2014 - 14:45 -- Admin

Tony Abbott’s so-called Liberal government seems determined to run Australia by fear.

For reasons it can’t adequately explain, it has begun introducing a raft of laws affecting the personal privacy of internet users and whistleblowers and raising the threat of jailing journalists who “disclose information” about special security operations.

There will soon be a new department of Homeland Security.

Why? Probably because the USA has one.

Families my foot!

October 16, 2014 - 19:22 -- Admin

The leader of the federal Liberal National party coalition government, Tony
Abbott, has made two statements about the Liberal party in the week that marks its 70th anniversary. The statements are similar. I am going to refer to remarks he has made about families and how the party’s policies affect them.

New Progressive parties offer hope

October 9, 2014 - 16:14 -- Admin

Two new Progressive political parties offer hope for change in Australia’s political governance.

For too long the country has laboured under the influence of what can only be loosely described as Left and Right political philosophies. Those philosophies have never been rigidly fixed and — since the mid-’70s — have been shifting.

Understanding Liberal ideology

July 1, 2014 - 17:26 -- Admin

I thought it might be useful to explain what is happening in Australian politics.

First up, these “Liberals” are not the Liberals you once knew. They are US Republican-style Tea Party fruitcakes. They get a kick out of punishing people. Bible bashers, but people who use religion as a tool to keep the uneducated, the unaware in line.