Category Archives: Political debate

It’s different this time Tony!

Tony Abbott’s contentious undermining of The Coalition’s Energy plans on Sky News Media 18/09/17, is both intentionally ignorant and mischievous. To him it is unconscionable that the party that so vocally exploited the Carbon Tax slogan in the 2013 federal … Continue reading

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Is the ABC biased?

Law graduate Michelle Guthrie became the first woman to hold the position of Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) when she took over from Mark Scott in May 2016. She is a worthy appointee to arguably the most … Continue reading

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Is the Liberal Party Uniting?

The announcement by Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull this week for a new super-portfolio under the direction of present Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, to oversee and coordinate issues of national security, had been under consideration for at least several months. … Continue reading

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Happy (political) days are here again!!

Don’t you just love political intrigue! This is Peta (Incredible) Credlin. She has the Libs in a spin They are already fighting over her; and she is not yet even in Parliament. She is revered as a “fierce political warrior”, … Continue reading

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Who’s behind the current Liberal Party Brawl?

Ostensibly it’s an ideological war between the conservatives, slanting policies to preserve the privileges of the more wealthy, and those promoting more egalitarian legislation. Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the UK between 1979 and 1990, and … Continue reading

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Might longer parliamentary terms reduce leadership wrangling?

Australia’s last federal election (the 45th) was held on the 2nd July 2016, and resulted in only a  two seat majority for the Coalition in the House of Representatives. The outcome was: Coalition – 76 seats, Labor – 69 seats … Continue reading

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Politicking, the price of democracy?

It is barely a year since the last federal election, but already the political heat is building to discard Malcolm Turnbull as Leader of the ruling Coalition Party. Turnbull is charged with departing from the core conservative values of the … Continue reading

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A plea for more evidence-based political decision making.

The Impossible Dream? What odds would you give that the besieged Turnbull government will be able to achieve bipartisan agreement on how to tackle climate change? Australia has had a decade of political point scoring between the two major parties, … Continue reading

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A referendum Australia needs to have.

Since Federation in 1901, there have been 19 referendums proposing 44 potential changes to the Constitutional framework of Australia’s Commonwealth government, uniting the State and territory administrations of the British colonial settlements. Only 8 measures have been approved. Now in … Continue reading

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Is Journalism becoming meddlesome?

Australian Journalism is alive and vibrant, but unfortunately journalistic talent is being constrained. Static traditional Australian media outlets are being phased out as the public turns from reading well-written papers and magazines, to ad-ridden, often ugly interactive digital media, in … Continue reading

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