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 Australian Spring of Politics

The Australian Spring of Politics

Democracy reform is long overdue. Is the election of independent Kerryn Phelps at the Wentworth by-election a sign of things to come – an Australian spring – led by independents? Or led by Bill Shorten? Or both.

read more
Wentworth Democracy

Wentworth Democracy

The Wentworth by-election may be the most hotly contested in living memory, and it also reveals much about why our democracy is broken and needs fixing!

read more
The Laughing Stock of the World

The Laughing Stock of the World

I love the infectious laughter of the Kookaburra. It is the epitome not just of the Australian bush, but of the larrikin Australian. The ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. But lately the joke is on us, our politicians are making a laughing stock of our country, and for all the wrong reasons.

read more
Why are we so afraid?

Why are we so afraid?

The debate about My Health Records is reminiscent of every such debate since the failed Australia Card scheme back in the eighties. Australians have a privacy obsession. What are we so afraid of?

read more
The dearth of Brunswick (roadworks)

The dearth of Brunswick (roadworks)

Men in hi-viz clothing standing around a roadworks site doing very little is an all too common sight. This is the story of a small roadworks project in idyllic Brunswick in northern New South Wales and the apparent wastage that explains why the country is going broke.

read more

My books available for purchase - click on a title for details:

Why Democracy is Broken
simple-lines-of-truth-promo
sound-of-a-murder-promo
Kim Wingerei

GetMyNewsletter

Max once a week.

I don't use your email for anything else and you can unsubscribe if I bore you.

Thank you - hope you'll enjoy it!

Pin It on Pinterest