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The battle for Flinders

May 5, 2022 - 17:15 -- Admin

By Voter G. As employers, the people of Flinders (my electorate) are going to be effectively hiring someone and giving them close to a million dollars to look after our interests for the next three years in Canberra. There are 10 applicants for the job and according to the bookies it’s a shortlist of four:…

Leaking for Roe v Wade

May 5, 2022 - 13:01 -- Admin

The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the…

Morrison Has A Vision Of A Chicken!

May 4, 2022 - 17:14 -- Admin

“Why did the chicken cross the road?” “It didn’t – it was just the light shining off its skin….” If you haven’t caught up with the saga of Morrison and the raw chicken, it’s possibly the most important story of the election campaign and I wonder how he’ll recover from this gaffe… Oh, ok, it’s…

What is The Handmaid’s Tale?

May 3, 2022 - 23:45 -- Admin

From one of our American friends… By Tales & Typos   I read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood when it was first published in 1985. I thought it was brilliant then, and now it’s resurrection as a television series is even more eerie – eerily realistic. When I began watching the Hulu television series, I…

The LNP exists to serve the rich. Everyone else gets “thoughts and prayers”

May 3, 2022 - 18:30 -- Admin

By Lucy Hamilton   The recent budget has underscored that the Coalition government has abandoned the needy, and the nation’s future. Whether an Australian is hunting for a job or displaced from disaster-wrecked town, they should expect almost nothing from our leaders. The budget’s lessons should remind us that “conservatives” see themselves as representing the self-sufficient.…

The Gaffer Tapes

May 3, 2022 - 17:06 -- Admin

The great awakening Morrison’s tenure has been a test of his character – one he has failed abysmally. The election will be a test of Australia’s character but likely one we will pass. It is not entirely clear to me when Smirko Morrison’s re-election campaign jumped the shark. Tony Abbott was a national embarrassment, a…