Category Archives: Politics

Time to get tough

In a previous life I was a university administrator. The best piece of advice I ever received (from an individual who is now a vice-chancellor) is: You have to be a bigger bastard than they are. Absolutely true. The same … Continue reading

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We’ve Only Just Begun

Isn’t it funny how the left: said that any public debate on homosexual marriage would turn nasty and harmful towards homosexuals (and their children) – and then it didn’t. Indeed, the opposite occurred… repeatedly; promised that a plebiscite (or survey) … Continue reading

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Gladstonian liberalism is the answer

I’m not sure I know the question to which Cosmopolitanism Is the Answer, but whatever the question, it is the wrong answer for me. As it happens, these are things I have lately been thinking about myself having come across … Continue reading

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Audit the Parliament

s44 of the Constitution continues to give and give and give.  It seems that there will have to be some sort of audit of our elected Parliamentarians to determine if they are eligible to have been elected under the Constitution. … Continue reading

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John Adams forecasts Turnbull’s fate

John Adams appearing on ABC’s ‘the DRUM’ on 10 June 2016, 3 weeks before the 2016 federal election as the first public commentator predicting the demise of Turnbull’s leadership if Turnbull won re-election. In a corresponding article in the Daily … Continue reading

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I. Told. You. So.

Isn’t it funny how those who purport to be the most eminent often can’t see what’s right in front of their noses? TMR breaks down the good bits of today’s High Court decision in the Citizenship Seven affair. Trust me … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Gawn

Early reports say Matt Canavan is eligible. Others gone. Update: No word yet on Xenophon. Update II: Some media reporting that Xenophon is eligible too.  

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Money is speech

So here is a funny thing: The Australian Electoral Commission – enforcer of compulsory voting and regulatory agency that maintains the monopoly powers of the major parties is having a spat with the leftist Get-Up. If this were a football … Continue reading

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This will be THE major issue at the next election

Greens, Labor sink Peter Dutton’s citizenship crackdown: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s overhaul of Australian citizenship laws have suffered a major setback with his reforms unable to pass the parliament ahead of a Senate imposed deadline — an outcome hailed as … Continue reading

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Is Treasury leaking against the government?

This story reported in the Australian caught my attention: Labor treasury spokesman Chris Bowen has quoted an email exchange between disgraced former Treasury official Godwin Grech and the government’s preferred candidate for ASIC chairman, John O’Sullivan, in justifying Labor’s campaign … Continue reading

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