Articles from New Politics
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.
Water for sale
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.
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In 1969, a Union Oil drilling platform ten kilometres off the coast of Santa Barbara, a small tourist town in California, had a drilling hole blow-out and, over the next ten days, eight million litres of oil sludge spilt into the ocean, most of it landing on nearby beaches.
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.
Scott Morrison has been to Washington and back, and a State Dinner was held in his honour.
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.
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.