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Malcolm Turnbull’s Prime Ministerial Obituary

‘If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined’ (Pyrrhus of Epirus) One of the first posts ever written on TMR was Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministerial Obituary. Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t need a similarly … Continue reading

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The 2018-19 Federal Budget: the Ghosts of Budgets Past

If all you did was listen to Treasurer Scott Morrison on budget night and the half-baked media commentary that followed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Australia has practically paid off its debt, the good times are already rolling … Continue reading

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Watering the Leaves

If you had a limited amount of water and could use it on a tree’s roots or leaves, which would you choose? Even Forrest Gump could probably tell you that his mamma always said that we put sprinklers on the … Continue reading

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Turnbull’s Energy Economics

In The Australian yesterday came this story of Malcolm Turnbull giving Einstein (or whoever really came up with his insanity quote) the middle digit: Power firms told to cut prices The nation’s electricity industry chiefs will be hauled in by … Continue reading

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Turnbull’s Last Stand

A lot has been made of Malcolm Turnbull’s recent comments that the Liberal party is not a ‘conservative’ party and that the ‘sensible centre’ is the place to be. Whether you think his comments were right, wrong or reported by … Continue reading

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Ah Turnbull, You’ve Done it Again

Only the politically inept would: privately tell the Chinese that they’ll ratify the extradition treaty we have with them; have four (i.e. the number of death in Chinese numerology) government ministers (including the Prime Minister) publicly declare that the treaty is … Continue reading

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