On Australian Politics
“In a democracy. the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.”
My week with Malcolm and the hypocrisy of our democracy
Otto von Bismarck (in)famously said: “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best”. It is a sentiment I abhor. And Malcolm Turnbull’s tome of atonement - “A Bigger Picture” - unwittingly demonstrates with abundant clarity that the...
Latest Podcast – talking #auspol with Denise Shrivell
Always a pleasure talking to Denise Shrivell – the ‘founder’ of the #auspol tag on Twitter and a daily voice of reason and compassion. We cover everything from bushfires to Facebook and the changing media landscape.
Clever Politics is Rarely Visionary – the Particracy Rules
We live in a particracy, not a democracy. Clever politicians rule the roost, devoid of vision, focused on the short term and sheltered by a complicit media. There is only one way to change it.
Turnbull’s Legacy – killing the NBN in the name of party politics
NBNCo recently released its updated corporate plan, laying bare the folly of the MTM strategy engineered by Malcolm Turnbull in the name of party politics. Nothing was achieved by that other than a sub-standard network at the same cost.
Political bribery and a Federal ICAC
Political bribery includes donations of all kinds. Being clear about this should precede establishing a federal Independent Commission against Corruption .
Future of the NBN – Inteview with Gary McLaren
We interview Gary McLaren – former CTO of NBNCo. We all know it’s a massive failure, but is there hope for the future? Click ‘read’ to watch the video interview here.
The Costly Decline of Our Telecommunications Industry
The NBN is not only over budget, behind schedule and technologically buggered, it is driving down the value of a whole industry.
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.
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.