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Morrison’s accord is WorkChoices 2.0

May 30, 2020 - 23:06 -- Admin

Irrelevance is the enemy of political leaders, and to avoid sinking to the bottom of the field, they need to keep moving, adapt and make continuous announcements, even when there’s not too much to announce.

During a crisis, it’s absolutely essential for a prime minister to be seen to be ‘doing things’, while keeping an eye on their long-cherished agendas and engaging in political gamesmanship.

Divided Opinions

January 22, 2020 - 00:25 -- Admin

The New Politics analysis of the 2019 year in Australian politics.

Eddy Jokovich and David Lewis, 338 pages. Released 2020

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Another nail in the coffin for democracy

October 27, 2019 - 01:46 -- Admin

In January this year, Scott Morrison said environmental
legislation to protect native species was one of his government’s top
priorities, and said “we already introduced and passed legislation through the
Senate actually dealing with that very issue, we’ve been taking action on that”.
A minor problem though: no such legislation existed, nor was there any
legislative schedule to remotely support this claim. Morrison just lied.