Category Archives: Federal Politics

Heads up on crisis in care for people with intellectual handicaps

Our regular threadster Tinta implores Cats to watch 60 Minutes tonight . Liz Hayes will look at matters that consume the lives of many and have certainly consumed my peace of mind for the last 20 years. Sadly the NDIS … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Federal Politics, Rafe | 60 Comments

Watering the Leaves

If you had a limited amount of water and could use it on a tree’s roots or leaves, which would you choose? Even Forrest Gump could probably tell you that his mamma always said that we put sprinklers on the … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Coalition sense on IR

I imagine The Australian made this the first thing they told us about the new Deputy Prime Minister as a kind of negative point, but this is something that’s long been missing from the Coalition: Mr McCormack upheld the importance … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Federal Politics | 26 Comments

Tony Abbott should become leader of the Nationals

If we are seeking a genuine realignment of politics on the right, the Nationals should draft Tony Abbott into the leadership of their party. It would finally give the true conservative side of politics a foothold and spook the Liberals … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 71 Comments

Barnaby quits

Barnaby Joyce has resigned from his leadership positions. This is Andrew Bolt’s post: Barnaby Joyce quits as Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister. He says the complaint against him of sexual harassment – which he denies – was the last … Continue reading

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Here is Alan Sunderland – editorial director of the ABC: I work for for a propd (sic) organisation that asks difficult questions, holds governments to account and speaks up for people who don’t have a voice – that will sit uncomfortably … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Hypocrisy of progressives, Media, Politics of the Left | 22 Comments

Tell that to the judge

This is getting beyond a joke. ALP MP Susan Lamb  is very likely a dual citizen and as such is ineligible to sit in the Australian parliament. s44 does not say that you can ignore the law of the land if … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 64 Comments

If you want to raise the minimum wage you need to raise productivity first

The video comes at an opportune time since this is a large part of where our next election will be fought: Business faces world’s highest minimum wage under Bill Shorten. I will also mention that the Card and Krueger study … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics | 45 Comments

“Donald Trump is delivering on economic leadership, that’s for sure”

It’s from Miranda Devine’s radio show but picked it up at Breitbart: Aussie PM Applauds Trump Leadership, Says Economic Reforms Benefiting the World. U.S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts combined with reforms in corporate regulation are benefiting the global economy, Australian … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Federal Politics | 49 Comments

Look who’s back

Migration in the news both in the US and here. The ones who are maybe back in the US are the members of Congress who are up against a wall of resistance from PDT who has the majority of the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Federal Politics | 31 Comments