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And so it came to pass

May 23, 2022 - 06:00 -- Admin

And so it came to pass that truth persisted, hope survived and democracy will be restored. And so, it came to pass on the twenty-first day of May in the year 2021 that the people of Australia decided to end its decade long flirtation with what was a rotten, corrupt government and its lying leader…

Election 2022: Prospects for a New Multidimensional Era?

May 22, 2022 - 14:53 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Election 2022 is more than a Labor victory. It opens the parliament of Australia to new voices from the Greens, Teal Independents and others who can rattle the political foundations of post-1949 Australia with around fifteen members on a progressive cross-bench. Current projections show that the result is still in doubt in…

The Great Teal Tsunami: Arise Australia’s Independents

May 22, 2022 - 13:41 -- Admin

Rarely in Australian history has a governing party suffered such loss in the face of an opponent unable to claim complete victory. It said much about the disillusionment, and plain disgust, from that nebulous centre of the country’s politics. That centre roared on May 21, consuming sitting government members and inflicting a bloody reckoning. That…

A New Start: The 2022 Election

May 22, 2022 - 12:14 -- Admin

Prologue: The Result It is done. The former regime under which we have lived for the last nine years is no longer in power. Despite the corporate cheerleading, despite the blatant bias and propaganda from the media, the Australian Labor Party will form the next government. All the king’s monkeys and all the king’s propagandists…

Australian Disinformation Wonderland: The Federal Election 2022

May 21, 2022 - 12:34 -- Admin

All elections are filled with the half-truths, mistruths and full-fledged lies. Victory is rarely bought on a platform of complete honesty. But the road to the current Australian federal election has been potholed by more deception than most. This is bound to happen when policy platforms are weak and rickety, leaving the opponents large scope…

All that remains is for you to cast your vote… but think before you do

May 20, 2022 - 20:00 -- Admin

An emboldened Scot Morrison would be a disaster for Australia. A vote for Anthony Albanese would bring new hope for better leadership and a more egalitarian society. Whilst the wrongs of the past decade would not disappear immediately, many would. Others might take two terms of Parliament. Should be triumphant, the tasks of a new…

Teal Revolutions and the Crisis of the Liberal Party of Australia

May 20, 2022 - 19:54 -- Admin

By Melissa Marsden   The outcome of Saturday’s federal election will have widespread implications for Australian democracy. The increasing number of ‘Teal’ candidates threatening marginal Liberal held seats has meant the ‘two horse race’ between Labor and Liberal can no longer be guaranteed. Sydney Morning Herald journalist David Crowe has suggested the wave of moderate liberal…