Category Archives: Federal Politics

Enemies of the people

This is What Kerryn Phelps Stands For, drawn to our attention by Max in a previous thread. These people are your enemy. And it might be noted that only on climate change does she have actual proposals. The rest are … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 48 Comments

Cry me a river – the Liberals lost Wentworth*

Speaking of rivers it has been many, many years since I read The Water Babies so I don’t recall the exact details of the book. I do remember, however,  Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby.  Our friends in the parliamentary Liberal Party should … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Federal Politics | 105 Comments

The poisoned chalice

Beware of getting what you wish for! All parties are desperate to win government but given the unreliable energy plans of all the main players and their inevitable impact on the cost and reliability of power the next Federal government … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Rafe | 36 Comments

If the left could actually fulfil their promises they would never lose an election

I guess with compulsory voting, no one will be discouraged from going out to vote no matter how pessimistic they might feel. So in Australia, I guess this can’t hurt that much: Sharma will likely lose: Morrison. I realise those … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 47 Comments

A dark age coming

The headline story in The AFR today begins: The federal government has slammed plans by business to go it alone on climate and energy policy but industry leaders are holding their ground and have the backing of Labor and the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics | 22 Comments

The most ignorant highly educated fools in history

This is from Campus Review: What Scott Morrison doesn’t get about most of the voting public. And what he doesn’t get is that they are ignorant fools. Here’s the text: When now-Prime Minster Scott Morrison brought a lump of coal … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Federal Politics | 36 Comments

This suicidal infighting is a madness

The Liberal Party left are like the left in general, lacking moral scruples, but with a will to power without a shred of policy sense. It’s not as if Malcolm were doing anything other than leading them to certain defeat … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 75 Comments

Going but not quite gone

This morning The Oz front page was about the PRESENT Prime Minister in communication with the FORMER Prime Minister: PM tells Turnbull: back off. Good, and whether it was “back off” or something similar, that is exactly right. In honour … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 50 Comments

My agenda for our new government

This is the agenda for the new government. 1) Balanced Budgets, Easing of Business Regulations and a Sharp Reduction in Public Spending Modern macro, that teaches that spending, of itself, is the basis for economic growth, higher employment and rising … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Federal Politics, Politics | 59 Comments

The difference 3 votes makes

Three more votes for Peter Dutton converts 40-45 into 43-42. Dutton wins by by 1 like the margin for Tony over Turnbull years ago. By a weird coincidence 40 people did not sign the fateful petition that required 43 names. … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Rafe | 50 Comments