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A missed opportunity for unity of energy policy

When NSW’s Energy Minister Don Harwin called on the Federal Minister Angus Taylor at the COAG energy meeting in Adelaide this week to add an emission obligation to the agenda for discussion, it was resolutely blocked. Angus Taylor after the … Continue reading

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The Dean of Climate Change!

Don’t expect accurate investigative journalistic comment from Rowan Dean. After all, he is  just an entertainer, with a quick and acerbic wit, always at the expense of others, never himself.  Does one laugh at his absurdities or kill his diatribes … Continue reading

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Is an Independent Vote a wasted vote?

The two major parties would certainly have you think so. They argue that it is only they who can govern, and execute their agreed policies for the benefit of their support base. On this rationale, you and I really have … Continue reading

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It’s the Environment, not the Economy, that is likely to be the main election Issue.

 The Coalition is on strong ground when it asserts its economic credentials, but the next federal election is more likely to be won by the Party that takes the threat of lasting Climate Change damage to the environment more seriously.  … Continue reading

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Who is trying to kill whom?

Most Australians thought that the Libs had killed off Malcolm Turnbull but indefatigable conservative bogger Andrew Bolt has a different take. Turnbull fell on his sword  and resigned to plunge the Libs into disarray, and is now plotting to destroy … Continue reading

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Can State and Federal politicians agree on the National Energy Guarantee?

I’m fed-up with the often extremely partisan debate over energy. Now after more than a decade of endless wrangling, the end could be in sight. This past week the even-tempered and moderate Minister for Energy Josh Frydenberg met with his … Continue reading

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Is Turnbull’s inconspicuous opponent The National Civic Council (NCC)?

The National Civic Council, founded by Catholic layman Mr B.A. Santamaria in the 1940’s, over the years has enunciated a political philosophy based on pro-Catholic values. His policies were devised to oppose the growing influence of the atheistic Communist Party … Continue reading

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Mental health emergencies and community safety.

It is estimated that 4 million Australians will experience a mental health problem each year. The bill for this year on mental health is $4.3 billion including $120 million on mental health research. On the 27th November 2017 the Health Minister … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby News: Josh and Amie Frydenberg

Originally posted on Waltzing More Than Matilda:
Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg, and his wife Amie, welcomed their first child last spring, and named their daughter Gemma. Josh studied law at Monash and entered a commercial law firm before studying international…

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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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