Category Archives: Political debate

Why I think a September poll is likely!

Barnaby Joyce today called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand down from the leadership if¬† the Coalition fails to overtake Labor in the polls by Christmas. His gratuitous advice shows how desperately some Conservatives want him gone. Since no … Continue reading

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The Courageous Charge of the Monash Brigade!

Passionate Coalition duo George Christensen and Craig Kelly are the driving force behind a rebellious pro-coal forum reputed to have more than 20 back-bench signatures.¬† Their oft-repeated mantra is that coal will deliver “low-cost electricity for consumers and industry”, and … Continue reading

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How safe from Terrorism are we in Australia?

Just a week before Easter the French experienced another alarming terrorist attack, this time in Southern France, not far from the Mediterranean coast, and the Spanish border. Five lost their lives, including tragically a 44 year old police officer Arnaud … Continue reading

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Turnbull Finished! – Hartcher’s Easter Prediction.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/turnbull-had-his-chance-to-be-a-moral-force-now-he-s-just-a-spent-one-20180330-p4z75s.html Of course, Gold Walkley winning Journalist Peter Hartcher is not the first political analyst to have asserted that Malcolm Turnbull has betrayed his political¬†principles, become morally bankrupt, and is now a spent force in Federal Politics. His Easter message … Continue reading

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The Tony Abbott Conundrum.

I am disappointed in Tony Abbott. He exasperates me with his continuing carping at, and denigration of, Malcolm Turnbull. He has become a dogmatic, political know-all. I am appalled by his nonsensical climate change denial opinions. I find particularly offensive … Continue reading

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Let’s not give-up on the concept of an indigenous political voice!

In suggesting the creation of small representative indigenous advisory body in Canberra, amounting, tongue in cheek, to a third house of parliament, I fear I crystallized opposition to the bipartisan proposal initiated in December 2015, for a referendum on formal … Continue reading

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Negative gearing – an issue for Labor to win the next Australian federal election?

A carefully crafted proposal by Labor to curb negative gearing concessions to investment property owners gained wide acceptance in the lead-up to the last election 2 July 2016 won narrowly by the Coalition. I made a contribution to the debate … Continue reading

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Alan Jones, Master of Rhetoric!

He may be in his mid-seventies, but Alan Jones AO has lost none of the “fire in his belly” for the causes he espouses, nor has he softened his aggression against opponents. On Monday 30 October 2017, the maestro of … Continue reading

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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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