Category Archives: Politics

So John what policies do you propose?

Yesterday John Adams self-nominated a challenge for the PMs position. In doing so, John set out a long list of “failure” that he slated home to current PM Malcolm Turnbull. To my mind many of these “failures” were either state … Continue reading

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The best two sentences you’ll read all week

The big losers were Nick Xenophon and his SA-BEST candidates who look unlikely to win a single lower-house seat. Mr Xenophon was beaten in Hartley by sitting Liberal Vincent Tarzia who was given a hero’s welcome when he arrived at … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics | 39 Comments

Depart, I say.

We are fighting to-day for our life, for our liberty, for our all; we cannot go on being led as we are. I have quoted certain words of Oliver Cromwell. I will quote certain other words. I do it with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 election, Politics | 141 Comments

Who are you going to blame?

This is what Tony Abbott reckons is currently wrong with Australia: My issue is not immigration; it’s the rate of immigration at a time of stagnant wages, clogged infrastructure, soaring housing prices and, in Melbourne at least, ethnic gangs that … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Rule of law | 70 Comments

What? No!

George Williams has an op-ed in The Australian this morning promoting a quick fix for the ‘problem’ of s44. The better option is to fix the underlying problem. A solution is provided by the Constitution itself. Section 34 sets out … Continue reading

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What they said: s44 edition

Bill Shorten: We have a strict vetting process. There is no cloud over any of our people. The constitution has been around, it is not a surprise note which we have just discovered, they should have done their homework. David … Continue reading

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… and that’s bad?

Foxtel corporate affairs group director Bruce Meagher said the laws could force them to stop broadcasting channels, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, owned by foreign states and the company did not have the resources to monitor and determine whether … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security, Politics | 46 Comments

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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