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With many serious matters to consider, and some amusing sideshows, the failure of the Opposition has been ignored by the media.
by Syd Hickman - 25/11/2015 - 10 comments
When everyone you went to uni with and maybe a minor celebrity or two, post about how the government's refugee policies are wrong, people can be deluded into thinking that the argument is over.
by Tim O'Hare - 23/11/2015 - 7 comments
Parliament resumes this week throwing light on the leadership struggle between the Lawyer (Turnbull) and the Negotiator (Shorten).
by Randal Stewart - 26/10/2015 - 6 comments
Who do you trust most to handle Australia's affairs when global crises of one kind or another eventually hit us?
by Syd Hickman - 7/10/2015 - 19 comments
Tangling sharply against these kinds of ideas was a young Tony Abbott who, as a student, seemed under constant threat from radical university peers.
by Sean Jacobs - 5/10/2015 - 12 comments
There are at least ten reasons the ALP will be crushed at the next election, to be held when it suits the government.
by Syd Hickman - 29/09/2015 - 10 comments
Grid iron politics. A tough opposition leader to get the troops into office, when he is replaced by a smooth-talking, all-things-to-all-people facilitator who does his best not to upset the horses.
by Don Aitkin - 24/09/2015 - 36 comments
Australia has had four Prime Ministers in a bit over two years. But the ALP has had ten leaders in the last twenty.
by Syd Hickman - 22/09/2015 - 11 comments
His friends could provide some real problems – in particular the US, the churches and big business.
by Syd Hickman - 17/09/2015 - 19 comments
Hopefully under your leadership the Liberals will now remain within their mandate. No cuts to education, no changes to pensions, no cuts to the ABC and SBS.
by Tristan Ewins - 17/09/2015 - 7 comments
The change is made more confusing by the fact that the new PM is probably Labor's best performing MP, even though he now leads the Liberal Party.
by Bernard Gaynor - 17/09/2015 - 9 comments
He’s on record as regarding ‘digital literacy’ as important as reading and supporting open access to government data.
by Al Blake - 16/09/2015 - 14 comments


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