On Australian Politics

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

Edmund Burke

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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Particracy Rules

Particracy Rules

We live in a particracy, not a democracy. Party politics have taken democracy hostage and made politics more important than policy while disenfranchising voters.

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

As we are changing Prime Ministers with the same frequency as Italy, our reputation as a country to be taken seriously on the world stage is at risk. An Italian Job is not good politics!

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Malcolm Turnbull Legacy

Malcolm Turnbull Legacy

What the Malcolm Turnbull legacy will be remains to be seen. When he appeared on a special edition of the ABC’s QandA last Thursday, he was as charming, evasive and polite as ever. We didn’t learn much, but is this the end of his political career as he claims, or the beginning of a new chapter?

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