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There is also a need to explain just how bad the present system is, with no limits on spending by multi-millionaires like Clive Palmer, and no constraints on donations from any source.
by Max Atkinson - 26/08/2016 - 3 comments
Labor may even take a conciliatory approach on some issues, because it doesn't want to be seen as obstructionist and sees an opportunity to make Bill Shorten look like a Prime Minister in waiting.
by David Leyonhjelm - 22/08/2016 - 13 comments
The absurd argument was that Australia should forego an increase in wages, investment, incomes, employment and economic growth just because some foreigners might receive a benefit.
by Michael Potter - 12/08/2016 - 3 comments
University campuses are covered in myopic campaign gatherings against 'that Hanson woman'. The time she therefore receives in terms of interest and coverage tends to be out of all proportion to her actual relevance.
by Binoy Kampmark - 3/08/2016 - 20 comments
In marginal seats with large numbers of families using childcare, the Government did much better than in seats with low numbers of families using childcare.
by John Cherry - 1/08/2016 - 3 comments
'The qualitative evidence is they donít matter,í' Mr Textor said. 'The sum of a more centrist approach outweighs any alleged marginal loss of so-called base voters.'
by Graham Young - 26/07/2016 - 10 comments
We, people who disagree with her position like me, had the chance to embrace Hanson and the people she represents twenty years ago and we didn't. I'm hoping that we don't miss this opportunity again.
by Ian Cook - 26/07/2016 - 41 comments
The major parties and the self-appointed elites do not want to accept that mainstream Australia has given up on political parties which they believe do not know what life is like for them at the coalface and do not care.
by Rick Brown - 25/07/2016 - 6 comments
If this is the case, the Coalition's long held electoral advantage on matters of economic management will be thoroughly destroyed.
by Glen Anderson - 21/07/2016 - 7 comments
Abbott wonít rest until his revenge is complete, particularly as he has a lot of mates on the extreme right who will gladly help him.
by Everald Compton - 20/07/2016 - 16 comments
It never matters whether one wins by one vote or a hundred thousand: everyone has a 'clear mandate' to do what they damn well wish.
by Binoy Kampmark - 20/07/2016 - 1 comment
The ABC is already referring to Ms Hanson in its public affairs programs and news podcasts as a 'former fish shop owner' as though it is some kind of disreputable occupation.
by John de Meyrick - 18/07/2016 - 25 comments


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