Category Archives: Politics

Good question

I was planning a long post on the Credlin v O’Dwyer story – but this morning I saw an op-ed by Peta Credlin in The Australian that makes a lot of what I wanted to argue somewhat moot (or more … Continue reading

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Adversity is good for the soul

Read this if you can bear it: David Archibald’s WA election diary. This is how it starts: I have had more than ten years before the mast fighting the global-warmers. Early on in that interminable campaign, when I talked to … Continue reading

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Know thine enemy

There is something so lacking in resolve among the supposed right side of the political spectrum that I am at a loss to understand how to get others to see what is right before their eyes. The left knows its … Continue reading

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Big business doesn’t need you

Scott Morrison was out and about today begging big business for help. “I have raised consistently with large business representatives the need to address the broader collective reputation issues large businesses have with the Australian public that are being cynically … Continue reading

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Abbott on doing the right thing

Tony Abbott made a very valuable contribution to public values this week when he opined: You should never do something wrong to achieve something that’s right. Sounds very plausible. Yet … how to reconcile that no-compromise with inequity view with … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott on …

Guns: As far as I was concerned, we were never going to allow these guns into our country.   China: This was a process initiated by the Howard government, so I wasn’t going to repudiate it. But I had no … Continue reading

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A question for politicians

Gary Johns is one of the more sensible people you’ll ever meet. He is also a former ALP federal cabinet minister. These days he writes magnificent books and a must-read column in The Australian. Today (as on many previous days) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Comnenus The Only Leader Who Can Save Us?

Andrew Bolt asks ‘If not Dutton, Morrison and Bishop then who?’ Turnbull, like Abbott, Rudd, Gillard and Rudd has failed as Prime Minister. Like his predecessors Turnbull has been unable to provide the economic leadership the country needs. After a decade … Continue reading

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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

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Smackdown

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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