Category Archives: Politics

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

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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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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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