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A short history of LNP corruption: When too much just isn’t enough

February 20, 2020 - 22:47 -- Admin

It’s hard to keep a tab on the current deluge of corruption coming out of federal politics, and barely a day goes by where there isn’t a new report of malfeasance by the Liberal–National government.

there’s so much corruption being carried out by the government that it’s so
hard to know where to start and, unfortunately for the public, it’s hard to
know when it will all stop.

Here’s a
short history:

Water for sale

NBN latest: Oh dear, what can the matter be?

February 14, 2020 - 15:35 -- Admin

You know the tune, so let’s all sing along: Oh dear, what can the matter be? Or, if you prefer Barnsie, “Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap”. As we approach the NBN’s nominal completion date of June this year, the decision to dump 21st century fibre and cobble something together using old copper wires and run-down pay television cables has left too many Australians humming a very sad tune.

Divided Opinions

January 22, 2020 - 00:25 -- Admin

The New Politics analysis of the 2019 year in Australian politics.

Eddy Jokovich and David Lewis, 338 pages. Released 2020

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Another nail in the coffin for democracy

October 27, 2019 - 01:46 -- Admin

In January this year, Scott Morrison said environmental
legislation to protect native species was one of his government’s top
priorities, and said “we already introduced and passed legislation through the
Senate actually dealing with that very issue, we’ve been taking action on that”.
A minor problem though: no such legislation existed, nor was there any
legislative schedule to remotely support this claim. Morrison just lied.

Cracks appearing in the Morrison government

August 18, 2019 - 02:41 -- Admin

political landscape after the May 2019 federal election is becoming clearer,
with all sides of politics starting to develop their strategies and navigate a
pathway towards the next election, due in 2022. There are a wide range of new
faces and new voices we’ll have to get used to and the key talking points and
battle lines are being pushed forward by these new characters and new players
in the Government and Labor Opposition.

Going the nuclear option

August 14, 2019 - 16:51 -- Admin

Sometimes, it’s difficult to know whether governments are genuinely interested in the agendas they push forward, or whether there are issues played out in the background resulting in other ulterior motivations. And, as part of this process, covering up some of their misadventures and mismanagement of political issues.