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Albanese should stop trying to play the presidential campaign

May 7, 2022 - 10:42 -- Admin

Somewhere along the line, election campaigning moved from being about vision and policies to being a hotchpotch of funding promises, a festival of pork-barrelling announced by leaders who are marketed as celebrities. We are bombarded with an ignominious display of our prospective PMs’ personal lives.  Photos with the dog are a must.  I always wonder…

Only two weeks to go

May 6, 2022 - 15:59 -- Admin

It is time to ask yourself who you want to wake up with, again. Three years ago, we faced this decision with the disastrous reigns of Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull still fresh in our memories. While our elections are about individual members in individual electorates, the system has gradually become more presidential. The result…

The battle for Flinders

May 5, 2022 - 17:15 -- Admin

By Voter G. As employers, the people of Flinders (my electorate) are going to be effectively hiring someone and giving them close to a million dollars to look after our interests for the next three years in Canberra. There are 10 applicants for the job and according to the bookies it’s a shortlist of four:…

Leaking for Roe v Wade

May 5, 2022 - 13:01 -- Admin

The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the…

Morrison Has A Vision Of A Chicken!

May 4, 2022 - 17:14 -- Admin

“Why did the chicken cross the road?” “It didn’t – it was just the light shining off its skin….” If you haven’t caught up with the saga of Morrison and the raw chicken, it’s possibly the most important story of the election campaign and I wonder how he’ll recover from this gaffe… Oh, ok, it’s…