Category Archives: Politics

Xenophon goes down

Perhaps this particular dual-citizen read the writing on the wall but Nick Xenophon has announced he is resigning from the Senate (perhaps before the High Court can rule that he was never elected). I think Simon Birmingham has best summed up … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 62 Comments

Breaking News: SSM Plebiscite is On

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 183 Comments

PVO thinks the Liberals are too left-wing

It’s not often that PVO and I agree on economic issues: But then this week we read all about planned government intervention when it came to the remuneration of bank executives — keeping in mind that, unlike some nations where … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Politics | 31 Comments

Let’s check those dates

First –  a rule that applies to the application of s44: The majority in Sykes disagreed.  They said that ‘incapable of being chosen’ takes the relevant time back to when you nominate. So when candidate x nominates they cannot be a dual … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics | 32 Comments

Who is laughing now?

I am. Nick Xenophon was joking around just this week about being in violation of s44 – but not really peeps, just a joke. Yes. Well. South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has been told he is a UK citizen and … Continue reading

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On Brandis v Hanson

So Senator Hanson turned up in the Senate chamber dressed in a burqa.  To be clear, I don’t think she was making a point about the plight of women in Islam. Rather I suspect – along with George Brandis – … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics | 126 Comments

The rules are for other people

President of the Rule of Law Institute of Australia, Robin Speed: While the High Court is considering this matter, no politician should be required to resign or stand down. Australia is governed by the rule of law not by the … Continue reading

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Wasn’t me

So the Canberra circus rolls on for another day – today Niki Savva is making excuses for Barnaby: It is not Joyce’s fault that New Zealand has a ridiculous law that not even New Zealanders understand, or that the Australian … Continue reading

Posted in International, Politics | 104 Comments

Okay – these foreigners are infesting our Parliament story is getting boring

DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has made the shocking announcement that he will refer his own eligibility to sit in Parliament to the High Court over dual citizenship. The Deputy Prime Minister made the announcement in Parliament this morning. The … Continue reading

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What is the end game here?

So the rebel Liberal-five have released their draft legislation: Religious ministers and civil celebrants will be protected from legal action if they refuse to marry same-sex couples under a proposal by a group of Liberal MPs. Senator Dean Smith, MPs … Continue reading

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