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Gillard would never have brought Australia to the sorry pass Abbott has

January 24, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

If one looks back on the life history of the Federal Member for Warringah, Tony Abbott MP, it is obvious that he operates best as a belligerent. That he thrives on conflict.Not being known as a creator of good public policy or a builder of lasting parliamentary consensus, he seeks to aggressively oppose as a substitute for effective political action.No longer being able to oppose the Federal Government because he is now the head of that very government, one has to suspect that Abbott is now c

Is the Australian general public losing confidence in the future under the Abbott Government?

January 24, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 21 January 2014 Essential Research published the results of an online survey of 1,087 respondents conducted between 17 and 20 January.Trust in government and political leadership has dropped since the Abbott Government was elected in September 2013.There is a strong expectation that job security will reduce, cost of living grow more expensive and personal financial situations worsen.In fact respondents believ

Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott desperately avoiding being photographed under this particular art work?

January 23, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

World Economic Forum art work in January 2014 at Davos, Switzerland.Top row, third from left - former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard whom current Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott never managed to beat at a federal election.

This is what happens when you put a right-wing political ideologue and an army general in charge of sensitive naval operations

January 23, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

I am well aware that Royal Australian Navy ship drivers can be very gung-ho, but I also know that in the past they were trained up to be accurate navigators and better officers than the type of men who would deliberately cause international incidents in peace time at the behest of federal politicians.So what has happened to the professional discipline and ethical perspective of senior naval officers and ships' captains since the Abbott Government came to power?