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The Hanging of An Old System

August 25, 2010 by


I see a hung parliament as a brilliant outcome for Australian politics. After a dire campaign, filled with a sense of despair, politics as a PR exercise and leaderless leaders, we ended up at a nothing point, rejecting both major parties. Hopefully this will not turn into a mass exodus, but the beginnings of a […]

Collapse of society in election video form

August 25, 2010 by


On Saturday night we rejected both parties, apparently agreeing with the Chaser’s view of the situation: The part that interests me the most is the line “the future’s fucked, the world is fucked, all of us are fucked.” The view of the coming apocalypse, the sense of disillusionment, apathy and of giving up  – the […]

A Quick Update on ‘Real’ Politicians

August 6, 2010 by


Kevin Rudd has come out declaring he will campaign nationally for the Labor Party. This video is of the majority of his speech yesterday. I liked this video as it shows an engaged, determined politician, unafraid to speak forcefully, be passionate and shut down criticism. This speech is lacking a lot of the fear and […]

Politics: Engaging with humanity

July 28, 2010 by


Australian politics is frustrating, dull and sometimes depressing. A lot of people can’t be bothered thinking about it and don’t see the point of casting their vote. I have a friend who couldn’t get the energy up to care about the events caused by Julia Gillard and another who draws a large cock on any […]

Why, as a female, Julia Gillard’s rise to the Prime Ministership worries me.

July 20, 2010 by


Julia Gillard became the Australian Prime Minister a few weeks ago with such swiftness that Australia still seems to be feeling a bit uneasy. I know that it bothered me. Her appointment shows the instability of Labour – a party currently governing us. The first time the polls turned against Kevin Rudd, he was axed, […]