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Let's not give-up on the concept of an indigenous political voice!

In suggesting the creation of small representative indigenous advisory body in Canberra, amounting, tongue in cheek, to a third house of parliament, I fear I crystallized opposition to the bipartisan proposal initiated in December 2015, for a referendum on formal recognition of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution. 233 more words

Political Debate

On Being Both 'Bad' And 'Great'

Recently, in response to Richard Seymour‘s essay on Winston Churchill in Jacobin–one whose tagline read “Churchill was no hero — he was a vile racist fanatical about violence and fiercely supportive of imperialism,” I wrote the following on my Facebook status page: 505 more words


Negative gearing - an issue for Labor to win the next Australian federal election?

A carefully crafted proposal by Labor to curb negative gearing concessions to investment property owners gained wide acceptance in the lead-up to the last election 2 July 2016 won narrowly by the Coalition. 836 more words

Political Debate

Risky Business

I have a confession to make. I may have an unhealthy affection for my pillow. When my head hits that thing, it’s not long before it’s “lights out” for me. 816 more words


Raised from the Dayspring of Grandeur

Reflecting on the day’s sad buzzword, which is so heartbreaking. There are historic reasons for the state of nations. There will be an accounting, where some will be shown to have grandeur and some will be found wanting. 851 more words

National Discussion

Seeking An Intelligent Inquiry and Conversation

How does one navigate community political discourse in this age of apparent propaganda, half truths, and dogmatic black and white thinking?

A government clerk engaged me this week on my thoughts about Michael Wolff’s runaway best seller on Washington dystopia. 489 more words

"Impeachment debate divides Democrats as 2018 wave builds"


“If Democrats take back the House, they’ll immediately face pressure from their base to impeach Trump. But it may not be their best move.” MORE