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It isn’t Malcolm’s fault the Coalition is imploding

November 29, 2018 - 10:48 -- Admin

As the Coalition thrash around looking for someone else to blame for their woes, they seem to have entirely missed the point.  The reason they are imploding is because they are completely tone deaf to the people they supposedly represent. When discussing marriage equality just before the 2013 election, Tony Abbott said he was “not…

Liberal Soul-Searching: Can A Zombie Government Find Its Soul?

November 28, 2018 - 16:25 -- Admin

By Loz Lawrey  After the Liberal/National Coalition’s resounding loss in the 2018 Victorian state election, Liberal leader Matthew Guy, in his concession speech said this: “We need to stay united. We need to stay focused, on our opponents and the game ahead, not on ourselves”. This statement illustrates the misguided mindset of Liberal Party politicians:…

Steve Bannon at Oxford

November 28, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Steve Bannon. The Oxford Union. A university that has been the breeding, sculpting and minting ground for British prime ministers for centuries and the Establishment. Here, Bannon, strategist of the Trump campaign in 2016, was in full swing, spearing his enemies and mocking the elite with an approach he has come to master. The audience…

The Satirist’s Party – No Position Is Too Extreme For Us!

November 27, 2018 - 19:35 -- Admin

Right, I’ve worked out my path to fame and fortune… Of course, I’m not necessarily sold that fame and fortune is a worthwhile ambition. I mean, take Barry O’Sullivan… Barry O’Sullivan that nasty feminist who tried to suggest rude things about another Senate member today. He again became momentarily famous when Di Natale called him…

How do you argue with an Australian?

November 27, 2018 - 16:24 -- Admin

By Anthony Andrews  After reading Kaye Lee’s article last week titled “How do you argue with that”, about the value of individuals countering LNP and far right narratives, I thought I’d share this exchange with you to highlight that extremist views are not exclusive to the radical conservatives and that these extremists are every bit…

Beware: Coalition has incentive to neuter federal corruption watchdog

November 27, 2018 - 11:15 -- Admin

The Government’s eleventh hour hijack of a federal corruption watchdog is hardly a surprise. Still blistering from the party’s crushing defeat in both Wentworth and the Victorian State election, party leaders are feeling the heat. They do not need any further embarrassment. Sitting for the first time on the 26th November 2018 without a majority,…