Category Archives: Federal Politics

Are the Liberals legitimising Hanson?

Andrew Bolt draws our attention to an interesting article in the latest Spectator.  Last time around they managed to put her in gaol. Now they are rolling out the red carpet. Pauline Hanson and her strategists must be shouting from … Continue reading

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Leadership markets

It looks like Cory Bernardi is pulling the pin and will be leaving the Liberal Party. To be fair – I never actually thought he had it in him. One of the more interesting statements this morning has been news … Continue reading

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What is to be done?

All from The Australian today: Newspoll: Hanson on the rise as Coalition support dives Cory Bernardi set to split from Liberal Party to form conservative party Bill to prop up green power hits $3 billion a year We all know … Continue reading

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“How is it playing out in Australia?”

That one’s from Canada, and this is from an old mate in the US: “What does the Australian press have to say about this?” These were their entire messages. What “it” and “this” are no one needed to tell me. … Continue reading

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Warren Mundine dumped

I discovered via The Bolt Report that Warren Mundine has been dumped as chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council. Not only is the notion of Warren Mundine being dumped quite astonishing but even more astonishing is that this story doesn’t … Continue reading

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An apple never falls far from the tree

Specially a green apple. From today’s Cut & Paste. Kylar Loussikian reports on the race for Mike Baird’s NSW seat of Manly, The Australian, yesterday: Speculation is mounting among party insiders that Mr Baird may weigh in on behalf of … Continue reading

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Mentioned in dispatches

Labor voter Jim Allan had a column in The Spectator: Mr Turnbull’s super power is the ability to divide conservatives into two camps, both of which seem to think the other is basically delusional, deluded, dyspeptic, delirious, disaffected, demoniac, pick … Continue reading

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Tony discusses the Donald

It’s five in the morning where I am, but am up and watching the Patriots v the Texans. I do indeed like Boston which is why I am preparing for a wrecked day tomorrow, even though we are in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on good debt and bad debt

In delivering more debt and deficits, Treasurer Scott Morrison recently made a point of explaining that there is good debt and bad debt. Bad debt is when the Government borrows to fund things that are lapped up straight away and … Continue reading

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Australian Conservatives

One more Malcolm triumph: Cory Bernardi on brink of Liberal Party split. Fears are mounting within the ­Liberal Party that maverick South Australian senator Cory Bernardi is set to split from the Coalition to spearhead the new Australian Conservatives party, … Continue reading

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