Category Archives: Politics

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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Breaking News: Gawn

Early reports say Matt Canavan is eligible. Others gone. Update: No word yet on Xenophon. Update II: Some media reporting that Xenophon is eligible too.  

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Money is speech

So here is a funny thing: The Australian Electoral Commission – enforcer of compulsory voting and regulatory agency that maintains the monopoly powers of the major parties is having a spat with the leftist Get-Up. If this were a football … Continue reading

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This will be THE major issue at the next election

Greens, Labor sink Peter Dutton’s citizenship crackdown: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s overhaul of Australian citizenship laws have suffered a major setback with his reforms unable to pass the parliament ahead of a Senate imposed deadline — an outcome hailed as … Continue reading

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Is Treasury leaking against the government?

This story reported in the Australian caught my attention: Labor treasury spokesman Chris Bowen has quoted an email exchange between disgraced former Treasury official Godwin Grech and the government’s preferred candidate for ASIC chairman, John O’Sullivan, in justifying Labor’s campaign … Continue reading

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If it’s political leadership you want I have just the man for you

As soon as I saw the title – The West is in strife — and looking for leaders – I went looking for what I knew would be there: Since Trump’s elevation to the most powerful position in the world, … Continue reading

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Will the Victorian judiciary apologise?

Remember earlier in the year? Three Turnbull government ministers yesterday withdrew their most contentious criticisms of the Victorian judiciary’s handling of terrorism sentences but refused to apologise to the Court of Appeal, leaving open the threat of contempt charges. Ministers … Continue reading

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Swamp increasingly isolated by Trump

The actual headline at Drudge is WASH POST LEAD TUES: TRUMP INCREASINGLY ISOLATED IN SWAMP…. A very large part of the Republican Congressional party has about the same level of competence as Malcolm Turnbull and are about equally useless. That … Continue reading

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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

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Breaking News: SSM Plebiscite is On

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