For how much longer can a noisy minority overrule such a massive majority? Until that majority shakes off its apathy and uses its political potential.
A quantitative example given in this article shows that road users collectively are paying very large sums of money through toll payments for which there is little or no return in travel time savings.
Are there lessons for Tony Abbott in the travails of his predecessor Robert Gordon Menzies?
For politicians it is all about the numbers but for voters it is actually about policy.
The ALP geniuses cheered at Abbott's survival but it would be in their interests to get Malcolm up as soon as possible so as to have the maximum time and this coming budget for their attacks.
If the Abbott Government v1.0 has a vision, it’s darn good at hiding it. And given it is hidden, it’s unsurprising the alleged vision has not been embraced by the backbench let alone marketed to the rest of us.
Queensland Labor boxes itself in with its anti-asset sales mandate and will be punished by having to implement the impossible agenda of no cuts, retaining assets and delivering a surplus.
'Removing a first-term incumbent leader should have been taboo after the turmoil that followed Labor's decision to make such a move against Kevin Rudd.' Peter van Onselen, The Australian
That stench of hypocrisy – worsening by the hour – is from Australia's mainstream media – newspapers and electronic media run by Fairfax, Murdoch and the ABC.
Palaszczuk has no credible plan to pay down debt and indeed will further degrade public assets with the planned amalgamation of electricity generators.
If Annastacia Palaszczuk becomes premier of Queensland, it will be a colossal accident, but one engineered by the ALP and facilitated by the LNP.
One cause is that our politics is almost completely adversarial, and another is that the electorate does not understand the realities of our political economy. We have become too used to annually increasing wealth.