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 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.

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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?

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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.

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Politics is devoid of leadership

Politics is devoid of leadership

It is easy to criticise Malcolm Turnbull for his lack of leadership. I do it often. Even more so because he is the indirect reason I decided to become an Australian citizen.
But what the debacle of same sex marriage has demonstrated more than anything, is that to be a leader of a political party is not just difficult, but almost impossible.
The mere notion of leadership in politics has become a contradiction in terms.

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