Posts in ‘Australian Politics’

Stone Barry Spurr? Ask Sydney Uni

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

When you can’t play the ball, kick the man in the groin – that’s the iron rule of Green Left politics these days. So if the federal government commissions an inquiry which states the bleeding obvious – that there is not enough Western literature or culture in the national curriculum and too much indigenous – […]

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Putting the sword to religious relativism

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It appears the AFP may have overplayed its hand when referring to a sword seized in recent raids. But the sword also demonstrates that those who claim all religions are essentially the same, have also overplayed their hands as well, and that to ignore the essence of a religion when analysing religious violence is a […]

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Belling ALP institutional corruption

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Every election campaign that I can remember in Queensland has featured claims that the LNP or Coalition side of politics is corrupt. Those claims had some force when Joh Bjelke-Petersen was premier, but that is now 26 years ago. Today it is the ALP which has problems. John Faulkner has just laid some of them out in […]

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Let’s rub out bigotry (and Catherine Deveny) Bill

Friday, August 15th, 2014

I always thought that George Brandis was right – it is legal to be a bigot in this country – but Bill Shorten has corrected him, a correction which he tacitly seems to have accepted by abandoning his attempt to change section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act. According to Bill “…bigotry has no place […]

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Why OLO has published on the link between abortion and breast cancer

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

After the treatment meted out to Eric Abetz, possibly the last thing I wanted to see in my email inbox was an article from a credible academic, with credible evidence, that there could indeed be a link between abortion and breast cancer. But there it was, and it has been published today. Despite the media […]

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Questions for Premier Palasczcuk?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

On the basis of today’s Stafford by-election, you would have to put your money on Anastacia Palasczcuk being the next premier of Queensland after the next election, due around March next year. According to the Australian, the swing against the Newman government was 18.6%. The primary votes are almost a mirror image of those achieved at […]

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Palmer in trouble in the Senate

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

All the media commentary I have read says Tony Abbott is the one with a problem in the senate, but that is to misread entirely what is going on. The person with the biggest problem in the senate is Clive Palmer. PUP is a party that offers a cornucopia of policies, but in the real […]

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Does Mr A have a Plan B?

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Has Abbott been jolted awake from his coal-fired stupor yet? Has the Australian Senate taken the leadership role we have long hoped for? If science doesn’t convince, the markets eventually will. This article and quote from the UK Telegraph is yet another of many showing that the fossil fuel bubble is going to burst. Quote: […]

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Stop trashing Tony

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

What is it about Labor, and the left more generally, that it plays the person rather than the ball, and applies the techniques of social exclusion rather than logic and rational persuasion? And why does the media play along with Labor when it does? Tony Abbott is overseas representing Australia, and from what I can see, […]

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Strong Choices

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Queensland government has a debt problem and it’s asking for your help to solve it, or at least that is the pitch for Strong Choices, a website which gives you some say in the process by allowing you to decide how to repay debt using actual figures. It’s an interesting experiment in participatory democracy […]

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