Bishop’s conduct as Speaker has been far from impartial, even in two short weeks. It seems that shrugging off the armour and handing over the weapons of a Liberal Warrior have not come easily to her.
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Quentin Bryce: a model of even-handedness. A post for Guardian Australia.Filed under: Politics Tagged: equal opportunity, equality, Governor General, marriage equality, Quentin Bryce, republic, same sex marriage, sex discrimination, social justice
Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.
Keating, neither matinee idol nor rock god. A post for SBS Comment and Analysis.Filed under: Politics Tagged: John Howard, Julia Gillard, Paul Keating
I am amongst the people who criticised Greens MP Adam Bandt for this tweet: Why Tony Abbott’s plan means more bushfires for Australia & more pics like this of Sydney http://t.co/bXFaAT6kLf http://t.co/tJyljLIGp4 — Adam Bandt (@AdamBandt) October 17, 2013 There are plenty of others who think Bandt’s action was entirely appropriate, best exemplified by this […]
Until the declaration of the Labor leadership ballot result on Sunday afternoon, the shiny-eyed idealism generated by the process was a delight to behold. It was something I hadn’t seen since my teens when I was involved in the youth wing of a political party. Democracy, apparently, was what it was all about.
Why are the Greens so surprised? A post for SBS News. Filed under: Politics
Brandis, Barnaby & co: Travel Rorts 2.0? A post at AusOpinion. Filed under: Politics
In 2012 Dragonista’s Blog was selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia in the Pandora Archive. Filed under: Politics
Like so many of Kevin Rudd’s other hare-brained initiatives, this one must have been a good idea at the time.