Articles from politicalowl
Fairfax brings the news this afternoon that the RSL is calling on federal Coalition MPs to change the name of a new “ginger group” they have set up on energy policy, warning it is wrong for them to appropriate the name of Australian military hero John Monash.
Of all the nonsensical aspects of our current parliamentary system surely one of the greatest is the way governments pretend to legislate for things that will not come into effect for many years down the track. The current example is the fiction of the Turnbull government's company tax cuts which assume that a future government will not do something different. It is just laughable as anyone who remembers Paul Keating's L A W income tax cuts will understand
Politicians of all parties should ban all contact with the disgraced former Liberal minister Bruce Bilson. The man who failed to disclose he was collecting a salary from a powerful business lobby group while still a member of parliament is now acting as a lobbyist for the Franchise Council of Australia. Decent politicians would refuse to deal with him.
Those followers of politics stupid enough to refuse to read a Murdoch paper are missing out on some of the best political reporting for years.