Category Archives: Australian Story

Outback Aarhus

Don’t want to go too far into my trip to Europe stories, but the photo is of the TV in the lobby of the hotel here in Aarhus in Denmark which is from an episode of The Flying Doctors that … Continue reading

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Have we learned anything yet about the Canberra arsonist?

Just a follow up on a previous query: Do we know anything yet about the Canberra arsonist?. I’ve been somewhat distracted from the news since Christmas but just wondering if we know who it was and why it was done?

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Do we know anything yet about the Canberra arsonist?

Just a quick question for which I have not been able to find any answers. Even The Canberra Times has only this: Man severely burned by explosion outside the Australian Christian Lobby office walked five kilometers. His identity seems of … Continue reading

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No reason to suspect any motivation of any kind whatsoever related to politics, religion or ideology

A van is driven into the Australian Christian Lobby building with a number of gas canisters set alight that burns down half the building. I completely agree with the police, there is absolutely no reason to suspect any motivation of … Continue reading

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Can anyone explain this?

A very puzzling story I cannot seem to make sense of: Nation divided at school gate as progressives lead white flight. Here are the details: Since 2002 the City of Yarra council has proclaimed Melbourne’s inner north “a Refugee Welcome … Continue reading

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What does Gillian Triggs have to say about this?

Everything about this story from the start to the present moment is disturbing. It is partly the legislation and even more the personnel of the Human Rights Commission that has led us now to this: QUT case: Cindy Prior must … Continue reading

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Examine your assumptions

There is a very amusing piece in the AFR this weekend: The Grattan Institute is the exemplar of a political and economic centrism that sets the Australian policy agenda. Call it the new orthodoxy. But even the Melbourne-based think tank … Continue reading

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Socialists everywhere you turn

My wife knows I don’t read The Oz any more so she opened the paper to the page while I sat down to dinner. And on the page there was this: Does the National Broadband Network work? What a question! … Continue reading

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Abbott is no Trump

I have been watching the Abbottistas pushing Tony Abbott as the Australian Trump. So too has Miranda Devine: Tony Abbott and his boosters are trying to channel Trump’s populism into a comeback. But Abbott is part of the problem that … Continue reading

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Martin Parkinson misses the point (again)

So Martin Parkinson gave a speech during the week talking about US economic diplomacy – okay not a bad speech as far as I can see. Yet something very different got reported in the media – I suspect the off-the-cuff … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Australian Story, Economics and economy | 68 Comments