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Bali Nine Condemned Deserve No Sympathy Or Leniency

THE FAILURE of condemned Bali Nine drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to receive clemency from new Indonesian President Joko Widodo may outrage some, particularly in Australia; but “rehabilitated” as their supporters might claim, the risks of recidivism and the countless lives wrecked or terminated by the evil they peddled cannot be ameliorated. 1,865 more words

Success in turning away asylum seekers' boats

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least, from the point of view of  Australia’s right-wing Coalition Government. 827 more words


It's been a while since I posted - plus some climate change stuff!

And the reason I haven’t bothered to post is simple! Every time I get the urge to make a comment about conservatives they do it for me!   363 more words

Abbott Is Weakening Australia's Monarchy

Tony Abbott the monarchist, is actively weakening Australia’s constitutional monarchy. I wonder if he knows?

Conservative politicians like to wrap themselves in the flag and to fan the flames nationalism.  353 more words


Backbench Revolt Looming

The Abbott bleed has seeped and spread out across the floor along the corridors and into the offices of the collaterally damaged marginal seat holders. Twelve months ago, they thought they had at least a six year tenure in the bag. 32 more words

Australian Politics

Tony Abbott, horses mid stream and musical chairs

I’m most interested to see what the LNP do with Prime Minister Tony Abbott come the next federal election. He’s been conspicuously absent in recent state election campaigns, presumably because nobody thinks he can do them any kind of good with his presence. 541 more words