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Climate emergency

May 22, 2019 - 17:51 -- Admin

By RosemaryJ36   Because people make a lot of money and end up as billionaires does not guarantee that they are honest, truth-telling individuals. Sadly! There are numerous links on Google, of which this is one, which tell us quite clearly that major oil companies (aided and abetted by all other fossil fuel companies) have totally pulled…

A Strange Coincidence

May 22, 2019 - 14:26 -- Admin

“It is a strange coincidence that in the same years, in which Labor was creating beyond the Canberra Bubble, a work to last for decades, there was enacted in LNP headquarters one of the most extravagant political farces that were ever produced upon the stage of Australia’s history. The usurper “regents of the commonwealth” did…

Who voted for them?

May 22, 2019 - 11:17 -- Admin

Knowing, as we do, the dishonest campaign employed by No-Policy Morrison, the question must be asked – who was sucked in? And the answer is not what you would expect. It wasn’t rich people seeking to protect the advantage they know they receive through overly generous tax concessions or seeking to have their taxes cut…

The one that got away (Part one)

May 22, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 “Humility is the basis of all intellectual advancement. However, it is truth that enables human progress.” (John Lord)  1) I had considered taking a week or so away from the grind of writing but I think it better to think out loud and disperse of my thoughts while everything is fresh…

Forks in the road

May 21, 2019 - 21:33 -- Admin

By Henry Johnston I struggle with long-form essays drafted by economics writers. Like many, I am easily fazed by complex yet important observations crafted by a coterie of well-respected econometricians. But of all the millions of words written for and against the undetailed or overtly specific party political policies, the truest summation of Australia’s current…

The Shiny New Toy

May 21, 2019 - 19:08 -- Admin

By 2353NM Now that the election is over it is time for a bit of reflection. Logistics behind the operation of this site mean this article is not a who won what and why; rather we’ll be looking at why a number of the smaller parties seem to have punched above their weight, and some…

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The Victory of Small Visions: Scott Morrison Retains Government

May 21, 2019 - 14:48 -- Admin

Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the “vision thing”. For those keen to see policies lasting beyond the life of the Mayfly, disappointment lies. Federal governments, at best, have shelf lives of three short years. Governments are effectively encouraged to be agents of small change if, indeed, they…

History on the back of a beer coaster

May 21, 2019 - 12:47 -- Admin

Forget the links, the oft’ quoted academic tome…forget the reams of verbose railing against this or that “Authentic History”… ”Researched Paper” or PhD on the subject … I’ll give you a rock-solid run-down on the course of events in both South Aust’ history and the formation of the Liberal Party on what will here be…