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Five shades of faded blue

December 6, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Ad astra  How well the ancient Biblical words apply to the Coalition: ”How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle…thou wast slain in thine high places, and the weapons of war perished!” The true-blue Liberal flag, once graced with rich shades of competence, efficiency, endeavour, diligence and success, now flies tattered, limp…

The Bomb that Did Not Detonate: Julian Assange, Manafort and The Guardian

December 6, 2018 - 13:37 -- Admin

“This is going to be one of the most infamous news disasters since Stern published the ‘Hitler Diaries.’” (WikiLeaks, Twitter, Nov 27, 2018). Those at The Guardian certainly felt they were onto something. It would be a scoop that would have consequences on a range of fronts featuring President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul…

In Contempt of Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit

December 5, 2018 - 14:30 -- Admin

It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May’s Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. Foppish and solutions-free Boris Johnson does so from the perspective that the May program as it has been…

Satanic Football Ban – Christian School Acts

December 5, 2018 - 13:50 -- Admin

By David Ayliffe  Children at a remote Victorian Christian School have been forbidden to watch, play or discuss football by the conservative Principal of the school, Phil Upright, who calls the game “Satanic”. Pastor Phil Upright, who leads the “Discriminate a right and a Privilege Independent Thinking Political Party” also heads Liberty Christian Church and is…

The Hollowed Stone

December 4, 2018 - 18:37 -- Admin

(Love: The lost child of sophistication.) Love … Do we even know what it means anymore? And if we did, how many of us would be willing to “throw it all over” … our whole lives … on a whim of passionate emotion … I mean, now that we are all aware and sophisticated and…

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The Culture Wars

December 3, 2018 - 21:00 -- Admin

The Liberal Party cultural wars are having a detrimental effect on the rest of us. Here are two examples. Without rehashing old news, Australia had a functioning carbon pricing and emissions trading scheme around 5 years ago. It was canned by the Abbott government after mounting the mother of all scare campaigns about $100 lamb…