On Australian Politics

“In a democracy. the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.”

Edmund Burke

Shadows of Uniformity

Shadows of Uniformity

The new Shadow Cabinet mirrors the Government in more ways than intended, uninspiring in its uniformity, offering limited hope for new beginnings or imagination.
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A Ministry of Mediocrity

A Ministry of Mediocrity

In the (in)famous words of Donald Horne: "Australia is a lucky country run by mainly second-rate people who share its luck." The new Morrison Government is a mostly uninspiring group lacking in diversity and bereft of vision.
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The climate election that wasn’t

The climate election that wasn’t

Climate inaction continues to be official government policy in Australia - it is a travesty and the blame is on everyone - including Labor and The Greens who had the opportunity to seize the day, but didn't. Yet again.
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Game of Votes

Game of Votes

Just as Game of Thrones seems likely to end with a whimper, leaving someone in charge as corrupted by the process of getting there as the psychopath who crumbled under the weight of the rubble that killed the incumbent - Cersei Lannister - the Game of Votes may well end up proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same...
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Lies, fear and obfuscation

Lies, fear and obfuscation

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed about American politics is equally relevant here. As we enter into what may the last Parliamentary sitting week before the next Federal election, I fear it will descend into more lies, fear and obfuscation than ever.
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