Jessica Whelan and her Islamophobia is not an aberration. She reflects the views of many Australians. She reflects the views of many Liberal Party voters. She represents a growing force in the Liberal Party itself.
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I win no prizesNot even the packersI have some backersWho love live wordsThose words that catch the mindHalf formed, in front,Behind,
The display of everydayWritten in another languageNot babbling booksOr winter waterBut the past glanceThe calm that enhancesThe daily grind and finds
A secret mind, a placeOf peaceUnlike this worldOf war, coups, arms and racing to disasterMan made, and man madeAlways manOr women who have joined them
Labor has announced a few tax proposals. Let’s have a go at explaining the capital gains tax changes.
Until 1985, capital gains in Australia were not taxed. As any tax economist will tell you, capital gains are income. As any tax lawyer will tell, the judges say they aren’t.
I watched Morrison and Shorten in their first election debate. I might be lesser evil biased but I thought Shorten won.
Why? Because Shorten talked about policy, about policies, and about fixing problems that touch us all in our lives, like low wages, health care, dental care, even climate change.
ABC News: Adam Kennedy
It is now 17 days into the election campaign and the offerings today (Sunday) highlight the differences between the Coalition and the Labor Party.
It looks as if the government is in a bit of hot water thanks to Barnaby Joyce. If you listen to Barnaby explain it, the problem was and is not him but ‘Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor. ‘
At first I thought all the hallelujahs were for the risen Christ. Not so. I mistook the relief people felt for the election campaigns going quiet for the joy of Christians celebrating the resurrection of their Lord and Saviour.
In the secular but not really secular society that is Australia it is an easy mistake to make. A few days without Scommo and Shorten has been blessed relief.
It has been five days since Scott Morrison called the election. Already I feel underwhelmed.