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Captain GetUp: The lost avenger?

April 13, 2019 - 08:15 -- Admin

Some election campaigns are fairly straightforward. The prime minister sets a date, and both parties sell their policies. There’s a lot of talk about economic management, fairness, justice, some international relations and, maybe some specific issue concerning the electorate. The major candidates tend to be pretty honest and the public makes a choice one way or the other, usually returning the government of the day.

Scott Morrison and racism

March 18, 2019 - 23:26 -- Admin

Fifty people. That’s a large number of people,
and it’s still difficult to comprehend this is how many died in the
Christchurch shootings last Friday. The Islamic community is still grieving
from the gravity of the events, but it’s best not to let up in the quest to
apportion responsibility for one of worst peace-time gun massacres in history.

Who can we blame for the Christchurch killings?

Scandal: Nothing to see here, please move on

February 24, 2019 - 23:08 -- Admin

One of the greatest take-away
surprises from a visit to Parliament House during the House of Representatives Question
Time for many people is the sheer ferocity of it, the hurling of insults and,
importantly, the lack of transparency and scrutiny. While I haven’t been to
Question Time in Canberra for some time, I was always struck by amount of
head-shaking as people vacated the public area, quite often in the disbelief Parliament