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So we have a hung parliament, now what?

August 28, 2010 by


So what about this whole hung parliament thing. Good? Bad? A much needed shakeup of our democracy? A tedious and drawn out finale to what was already a tiresome campaign? Is it right that the shape and makeup of the next government should fall into the hands of so few men? These questions and more circulate the airwaves, […]

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 […]

First time vote in Wentworth

August 21, 2010 by


No cake or caramel slice. No free sausage sizzle. Not even a brawl between the volunteers, competing with voters to take their pamphlets. While my first election vote was free of all the fripperies that I’m sure we were promised at some stage, lining up with other Wentworth voters was still exciting. At 9am, voters […]

Vexnews: ‘what journalism should be’

August 19, 2010 by


In fellow electioneerer Fraser Allison’s recent blog a range of ‘tools’ were proposed to assist the less ‘policy-inclined’ voter to decide who will earn their support in the upcoming federal election. I am writing to add one more source to that list, indeed the only source worth consulting in order to objectively weigh up your […]

Finally, a REAL debate

August 9, 2010 by


Am I alone in thinking the debate on the economy between Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey this afternoon was vastly more interesting and passionate than much of the jousting we have seen in this election campaign? I am no economist, and so the sparring over interest rates, GDP and all forms of financial statistics for […]