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What is The Handmaid’s Tale?

May 3, 2022 - 23:45 -- Admin

From one of our American friends… By Tales & Typos   I read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood when it was first published in 1985. I thought it was brilliant then, and now it’s resurrection as a television series is even more eerie – eerily realistic. When I began watching the Hulu television series, I…

The LNP exists to serve the rich. Everyone else gets “thoughts and prayers”

May 3, 2022 - 18:30 -- Admin

By Lucy Hamilton   The recent budget has underscored that the Coalition government has abandoned the needy, and the nation’s future. Whether an Australian is hunting for a job or displaced from disaster-wrecked town, they should expect almost nothing from our leaders. The budget’s lessons should remind us that “conservatives” see themselves as representing the self-sufficient.…

The Gaffer Tapes

May 3, 2022 - 17:06 -- Admin

The great awakening Morrison’s tenure has been a test of his character – one he has failed abysmally. The election will be a test of Australia’s character but likely one we will pass. It is not entirely clear to me when Smirko Morrison’s re-election campaign jumped the shark. Tony Abbott was a national embarrassment, a…

Five reasons not to vote for a Coalition government led by Morrison and Joyce

May 3, 2022 - 13:00 -- Admin

Five reasons not to vote for a Coalition government led by Morrison and Joyce One:  It is patently obvious the Coalition are not serious about taking action on climate change. Morrison and Joyce fondled a piece of coal in parliament telling us not to be afraid.  Angus Taylor is gifting our money hand over fist…

Panic in Kooyong: The Threat to the Australian Liberal Party

May 3, 2022 - 11:31 -- Admin

He has been seen, not always accurately, as the more moderate in an otherwise conservative Liberal Party, which has governed Australia since 2013 in an at times troubled alliance with the Nationals. He has served as party deputy to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and proudly promotes his role as the country’s treasurer during the COVID-19…

Independent ABC Must Declare Who They’ll Side With After The Election!

May 2, 2022 - 18:58 -- Admin

At this point I’m wondering exactly how many people will comment on the title without reading what I actually write. I imagine at least one person will write: “You idiot, the ABC are INDEPENDENT and won’t be siding with anyone!” Which is sort of my point. I don’t know about anyone else but when I…