Category Archives: Politics

Anna Bligh and the Bankers’ Association

Admittedly I, too, did have a “wtf moment” when I saw the news that the Australian Bankers’ Association have appointed former Queensland premier Anna Bligh as their next CEO.  She never struck me as being someone who would know much … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Politics | 55 Comments


Graham Richardson pointed to an exchange in the Parliament: My SkyNews colleague Paul Murray was in Canberra on Monday and was appalled that an MPI (Matter of Public Importance) was moved in the Senate which enabled Labor speakers 13 minutes … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and conservative values

What would they know about the meaning of conservative? First we have Paul Kelly writing his column with the heading Conservative principles and values are being trashed. And then there’s Brian Loughnane with this as the highlighted quote from his … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Philosophy, Politics | 38 Comments

This man is a parasite.

Magnificent. More.

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Guest Post: John Adams Leadership speculation

As reported by Andrew Bolt, among others, preliminary leadership counting has now begun within the Coalition. While it is still early, the phones are being worked with an initial canvassing of numbers and a test of support for the Prime … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Politics | 41 Comments

Every now and then you have to sacrifice a goat

Paul Kelly is getting more strident in his condemnation of the fracturing of the Australian centre-right. The conservative side of Australian politics is now devouring itself, consumed by personal aggran­disement, ideological delusion and populist fervour in an upheaval likely to … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

Cats would be aware that NSW Premier Mike Baird has resigned. Good. He is precisely the sort of “Liberal” that is making it easier and easier for me to not vote Liberal in state and federal elections. The postmortems are … Continue reading

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CNN has been caught out

I think Trump has handled the CNN reporter is exactly the correct manner. While Americans have the right to a free press there is no obligation on anyone to pander to them or engage with their poor behaviour.

Posted in International, Politics | 33 Comments

Bureaucrats in for a surprise

The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017 This is how that tweet was reported: US intelligence officials have … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017

Is it permissible to quote Gavin McIness? Very possibly not, but nonetheless: We used to consider the possibility it’s all our fault. We elected a black president and begged him to fix the mess we’re told we created. When it … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 18 Comments