Tag Archives: Tony Abbott

It’s time now for Everyday Australians to have their say!

Almost ever since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister three years ago, Conservative Media personalities have been relentlessly gunning for him. Tony Abbott, their crack marksman, despite initial scruples, has been precise and effective in his attacks. Respected journalist Peter Hartcher’s … Continue reading

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Where did Malcolm Turnbull go wrong?

He challenged an incompetent Tony Abbott for the leadership at the behest of the Party, earning his ire and insurrection; despite pious vows to the contrary. He wounded the ego of armchair critics and vocal conservative media opinion makers such … 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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Gillard crushes Labor dissent.

The last day (Thursday March 21) the Australian government sat before the budget on May 14 was a memorable one on two accounts. Firstly, there was a moving ceremony at which the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and the leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister plans her election strategy

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has Australia guessing as to her thinking in divulging so soon the proposed date of the next federal election. September 14 is the date she has nominated to keep faith with the Independents who enabled … Continue reading

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