Category Archives: Federal Politics

Profiles in courage

Albanese says Australia should continue to export coal.

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Mr Albanese’s Speech

ANTHONY Albanese is named for the patron saint of lost items and the desperate seekers after them. At the Chifley Research Centre in Sydney yesterday, the Opposition Leader continued his search for Labor’s raison d’être – with or without the … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Hypocrisy of progressives | 22 Comments

Jacqui of all trades

HYPOCRISY doesn’t get more brazen or risible: “Labor and the Greens have accused crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie and the Government of having struck a secret deal to end the medevac laws …” Just days ago there were hugs and kisses … Continue reading

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Hanson & Lambie

I can’t quite decide if that sounds like a law firm on Collins Street or the blue-stamped maker’s name on an old Australian-made dunny. More obviously: Scott Morrison has been spending too much time at work and doesn’t even appreciate … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Rule of law, Unions | 52 Comments

A Prime Minister called Amber or Dakota can’t be far off

Paul Collits’ No Country For Old Men (new at Quadrant) is an interesting companion-piece to this site’s currently controversial David Leyonhjelm assault on elderly “parasites.” You know you are getting old when your country’s Treasurer is called “Josh” and a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Economics and economy, Federal Politics | 30 Comments

PM must water-bomb firestorm of climate lies

Two hundred and fifty pound Pom Senator Jordon Steele-John outdid his famously inferno-deranged Greens Party deputy leader Adam Bandt today by describing the government as “a bunch of arsonists.” (My thanks to Kae for the Hansard link). In a Greta-like … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Politics of the Left | 40 Comments

The MCW vote

From Paul Kelly on why Labor lost: A tale of two Labors. Here is Labor’s core constituency: Labor has no option but to remain a champion of progressivism, the tertiary-educated, high-income cosmopolitans focused on climate change, social justice, inclusion and, … Continue reading

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No Dickin about

As I write, the official autopsy of the Labor Opposition’s 18 May election loss has been released. Last week, the man at the helm of the debacle argued he should have gone into battle with “fewer messages.” Some war pigeon … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Federal Politics | 29 Comments

Statement from the Liberal Democratic Party

To all Liberal Democrat members and supporters, By now you may have read the media reports in relation to the Attorney General’s department targeting the organisers and key speakers at the recent CPAC event in Sydney. If not, please take … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Freedom of speech, Oppressive government | 48 Comments

Mixed feelings

So here is a tweet from Richard Di Natale: On the one hand I think that politicians – and their families – should only be allowed to access public services. Furthermore that they – and their families – be required … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Hypocrisy of progressives | 50 Comments