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Snap Election To "Clear" Senate? Don't Bet On It

A SURPRISING POLL for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph finds that an astonishing 67% of voters want a fresh federal election — a double dissolution — to clear the Senate of obstructive minor parties and “Independents” and get a workable Parliament; the legalities of such an election are unclear , and in any case the move is unlikely based on the behaviour of the ALP. 797 more words

The Sunday Spill - All That's Been Happening

There’s been a lot going on since my last post. You must forgive me, I’ve had university exams and poor time management in general. A new feature, what I will be calling The Sunday Spill will be a hybrid news and opinion piece on all the big issues over the past week. 501 more words


No cuts to the ABC or SBS

Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2014

Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2014

Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2014

Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2014

Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2014… 543 more words

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Dear Prime Minister Abbott

Dear Prime Minister Abbott

A polite request from a fellow Australian.

Please stop insulting our indigenous peoples: 

“As we look around this glorious city, as we see the extraordinary development, it’s hard to think that back in 1788 it was nothing but bush…” (T.Abbott) 264 more words


Australia The Nanny State, Team Australia and the dysfunction of Putin-fighter Tony Abbott and death-starer Julie Bishop.

Australia has a real problem with control.

Australia is known internationally and by historians and political commentators as “The Nanny State”.

This is because Australia is over-regulated and the government at all levels is over-controlling and treats people like babies. 936 more words

You can see why UKIP is starting to win seats

BEFORE . . .

How insufferable these people are! This was the front page of The Age a couple of days ago: UK Tories slam Tony Abbott on climate policy… 441 more words

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Tony Abbott was sworn in as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia on 18 September 2013.

Prior to the election of the Coalition Government on 7 September 2013, Mr Abbott had been Leader of the Opposition since 1 December 2009. 386 more words

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