September 09, 2016 | Graham

Is Sam Dastyari eligible to be a senator?

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 […] Continue Reading…

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September 07, 2016 | Graham

Why Sam Dastyari must resign from parliament

There is no universe in which China’s attempted annexation of the South China Sea can be morally justified. Everyone knows that. Malcolm TurnbullĀ  knows it. Bill Shorten knows it. Hillary Clinton knows it. Donald Trump knows it. Xi Jinping knows it. And Sam Dastyari knows it.

That is why Sam […] Continue Reading…

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September 06, 2016 | Graham

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

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 […] Continue Reading…

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August 10, 2016 | Graham

What if Leak’s characters were white?

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 […] Continue Reading…

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August 10, 2016 | Graham

Census fail

The failure of the online census software carries multiple lessons for Australian democracy, but also Australian defence.

It demonstrates our toxic culture, where many will burn the town down to save it, and it gives a glimpse into how vulnerable our infrastructure could be in the event of international hostilities.

First […] Continue Reading…

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July 22, 2016 | Graham

We are at war with radical Islamists – Newt Gingrich

This is an excerpt from Newt Gingrich’s speech to the Republic convention. To read the whole speech click here.
Now what I want to focus on is a subject that has dominated my thinking for decades, how do we keep America safe? Keeping America safe is the first responsibility of […] Continue Reading…

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July 14, 2016 | Graham

Theresa May on her return from Buck Palace

Theresa May, the newly appointed PM of Great Britain, gave this speech on her return from Buckingham Palace after being commissioned by the Queen.

It strikes interesting notes that would resonate well in the Australian context, assuming of course that the politician delivering them could deliver on them.
I have just […] Continue Reading…

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July 13, 2016 | Graham

Good luck with Australian Conservatives Cory, but…

There has long been a need for a competitor to GetUp. I’ve been involved in at least two attempts which have gone nowhere. Now Cory Bernardi is giving it a go.

Good luck Cory, but the omens are not encouraging. For starters, you need to get some professionalism into your […] Continue Reading…

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July 06, 2016 | Graham

Where are the “Children Overboard” pamphletts?

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 […] Continue Reading…

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June 27, 2016 | Nick

Brexit is not analagous to Trumpism

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 […] Continue Reading…

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