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Bloody Bonza, Sheilas! #IWD2017

Happy International Women’s Day 2017. Let’s celebrate by talking about some bloody, bonza sheilas. And for a rare change I won’t be mentioning Kate Forsyth on my list. 1,597 more words

March 2, 2009 - Climate groups very unhappy with Senator Penny Wong...

Kevin Rudd had come to power promising to do something substantive about climate change, which he described as ‘the great moral challenge of our generation’.  By the time White Paper for the ‘Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme’ (CPRS) was released in December 2008, nobody was happy (with the possible exception of the miners, who must have been beginning to suspect that the whole thing would fall over – as it did…).   331 more words

Carbon Tax Battle 94/95

Feb 23, 2009 - Penny Wong crashes and burns on CPRS

Ah, 2009 – such japes, as the Rudd government, trying to deal with the fall out of the Global Financial Crisis and other crises of its own making also had climate change, that pesky ‘great moral challenge of our generation’ on its to-do list…  And all was not going well, as journalist Simon Butler noted – 230 more words

Price On Carbon

Fast Forward 1400 Years

Penny Wong
“The injustice of it all”?

Mohammed certainly wouldn’t have dismissed as mentally-deficient many of those non-Middle Eastern women appearing on the scene 1400 years or so later, certainly not women such as our own Caroline Overington, Janet Albrechtsen, Julie Bishop or Pauline Hanson. 228 more words

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Ley crucified while Turnbull spends 30k on Islamic Dinner and Greens & Labor top the list of wasted funds!

Sussan Ley has been crucified (and rightfully so) for her lackadaisical attitude towards spending the tax-payers money, but she isn’t the only MP under fire, Julie Bishop also came under fire for her use of taxpayer dollars to attend a polo match.. 832 more words


Same-sex marriage narrative isn’t so neat

It wasn’t that long ago that we were listening to advocates for marriage change insist marriage wasn’t about children, and that it was misleading to use children as part of an argument for classical marriage. 963 more words


Overcoming my political apathy in the wake of a never ending groundhog day

I used to be so focused and passionate about politics, and I can still get steamed up over issues. After all, political decisions have the potential to affect us all. 1,060 more words

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