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In Contempt of Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit

December 5, 2018 - 14:30 -- Admin

It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May’s Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. Foppish and solutions-free Boris Johnson does so from the perspective that the May program as it has been…

Satanic Football Ban – Christian School Acts

December 5, 2018 - 13:50 -- Admin

By David Ayliffe  Children at a remote Victorian Christian School have been forbidden to watch, play or discuss football by the conservative Principal of the school, Phil Upright, who calls the game “Satanic”. Pastor Phil Upright, who leads the “Discriminate a right and a Privilege Independent Thinking Political Party” also heads Liberty Christian Church and is…

The Hollowed Stone

December 4, 2018 - 18:37 -- Admin

(Love: The lost child of sophistication.) Love … Do we even know what it means anymore? And if we did, how many of us would be willing to “throw it all over” … our whole lives … on a whim of passionate emotion … I mean, now that we are all aware and sophisticated and…

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The Culture Wars

December 3, 2018 - 21:00 -- Admin

The Liberal Party cultural wars are having a detrimental effect on the rest of us. Here are two examples. Without rehashing old news, Australia had a functioning carbon pricing and emissions trading scheme around 5 years ago. It was canned by the Abbott government after mounting the mother of all scare campaigns about $100 lamb…

George H.W. Bush: Cold War Ends and New World Orders

December 3, 2018 - 17:46 -- Admin

The death of certain political figures, notably those of a vast imperium, is bound to provoke less criticism or critical insight than soul searching pursuits. With the US in the mauling clutches of Donald J. Trump, the nightmare that was supposedly never to happen, nostalgia prevails in establishment circles. What ever happened to traditional duplicity…

Enough, enough, enough

December 3, 2018 - 17:30 -- Admin

By Andrew Elder Our Prime Minister knows the big challenges facing the country in our time are beyond him. The vital early period of his term is over: he is not asking what you can do for your country, nor proclaiming excitement and disruption, nor bringing together unelected stakeholders for summits. The first hundred days…