Category Archives: Political debate

The Third Chamber furphy!

It was a catchy term coined by a little known blogger to draw attention to his post, written as a contribution to a debate on the desire of Indigenous Australians for a political voice in parliament, as expressed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Coalition Moratorium on Newstart Challenged by Barnaby Joyce.

Barnaby Joyce may be a threat to PM Scott Morrison’s desire for Coalition unity in rejecting widespread calls for increasing the Newstart Allowance to assist the unemployed to find work. But his outspoken support for the measure resonates with regional … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

The “Original” Issue that won’t go away!

My hope, shared by many Australians, is for our nation: to formally recognize and respect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the prior occupants of Australia for an estimated 60,000 years. to allow Indigenous Australians to have a … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Bring it on Scott!

Known and hated (at least by me) is “Foxtel News after Dark”. One after another, know-all hosts ad nauseum, all with the same pro-coal, climate change denying rhetoric, and ungracious bitter anti-Turnbull tirades. Night after night. Week after week. Same … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Scott’s Trump Card

This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison lost an historic vote, the first for a government in 90 years. It was a loss by only one vote, and might have been avoided had a neutral speaker been appointed as an interim … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Australia’s Third Political Option

Currently the Australian government has 74 Coalition members in the House of Representatives, 58 of whom are members of the Liberal Party of Australia, and 16 are members of the Nationals. The Opposition is formed by the Australian Labor Party … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Time for voters to scrutinize Labor’s economic policies.

With less than four months until Australia’s proposed federal election 18 May 2019, it is time for those long-term Liberal supporters who have been disgusted with the antics of the right and are proposing to change their allegiance, to take … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Complacency, the curse of incumbency!

In the last few days of Parliamentary sitting this year, PM Scott Morrison and his team repeatedly accused the Labor Party of gloating over the divisions within the Coalition, and taking for granted a victory at the next election. But … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

The Contrasting Styles of Scott Morrison and Kerryn Phelps!

Scott Morrison became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia after a leadership ballot on the 24th August 2018 bringing to a head nearly three years of factional in-fighting between the much smaller ultra-conservative wing with Right on their side, and … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate

Spare a thought for Gladys Berejiklian

48 year old Gladys Berejiklian, has been the member for the NSW seat of Willoughby since 2003, after the retirement of former Opposition Leader Peter Collins. She has held a number of portfolios including that of State Treasurer for two … Continue reading

Posted in Political debate