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This is why Sonia Kruger still has a job

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Sonia Kruger was the first significant celebrity (unless you put Pauline Hanson in this category) to suggest that perhaps we should stop Islamic immigration, at least temporarily, until the terrorism issue is settled. Now an Essential Poll says 49% of Australians agree. The proportions between the parties are 60% amongst coalition voters, 40% amongst Labor […]

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Is Sam Dastyari eligible to be a senator?

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution there is every chance that Sam Dastyari is inelegible to sit as a senator. Section 44 says: 44. Any person who – (i) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights […]

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Q&A’s most left wing panel on UK’s most famous monarchist

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Q&A last night was a panel discussion on Shakespeare featuring Germaine Greer, Anthony Grayling, some minor colonial celebs and John Bell. While the politics of the Australians was not announced, I suspect that they all hail hard from the left. This is odd, as from what we know of Shakespeare he was the son of […]

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What if Leak’s characters were white?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Apparently if you say anything critical of members of another race it is, according to a wide range of activists, twitterati, human rights commissioners and journalists, racist. That’s the only conclusion you can draw from the criticism of Bill Leak’s cartoon. But let’s apply a test here. Something can only be racist if it is […]

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Where are the “Children Overboard” pamphletts?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Labor perpetrated one of the great frauds of Australian politics when they persuaded some voters to accept the proposition the coalition was planning to privatise Medicare. They’ve boasted about the tactic. Now they are trying to justify it on the basis that the coalition has allegedly lied to win elections too. Senator Dastyari downplayed concerns […]

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Brexit is not analagous to Trumpism

Monday, June 27th, 2016

I think that much of the analysis of the Brexit is completely off-beam. Perhaps the worst is the comparison drawn between the success of the Leave campaign and the success of the Trump campaign for the US Presidency. In fact, the Leave campaign is the sort of thing that creates movements like the one that […]

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Bremain redux a lesson for our political class

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Brittania has voted to divorce Europa, and whatever you think of the result, there are lessons for our political class. One is the strength of the coalition between the liberal middle class and the conservative working class. If you put the Tory party back together again, yet retain the themes of the Brexit campaign under […]

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First poll says Turnbull can get the blue collar voter

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Gary Morgan is the first pollster out with a result, using his SMS methodology. His release is produced below. Despite my suspicion that Turnbull will have trouble with the blue-collar conservatives, this poll shows him doing very well with Ind/Other supporters – 68% Turnbull to 29% Shorten. The Liberal vote has also coalesced hard behind […]

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Q&A mistake a category killer

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

By putting Zaky Mallah to air the ABC made a category mistake. They categorised an existential threat to Australia as being just an ideological disagreement. They are not the only ones making category mistakes about terrorism and terrorist organisations, and until we sort them out our response to Islamic State, and it’s certain successors, will […]

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Palaszczuk fails first test

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

With her back against a wall, faced with a decision she should have made two weeks ago, and after having tried to shovel that decision off onto the party secretary, Annastacia Palaszczuk has belatedly sacked “Billy” Gordon from her party and bizarrely claimed the decision is driven by “integrity”. Even if you believe that somehow […]

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