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The top ten things I have learnt from this election

August 24, 2010 by


I know this election has been all about moving forward but given the current political stalemate, it might be worthwhile to take a look backwards. Here are the top 10 things I learnt this election. 10) That Maxine McKew is the political worlds equivalent of a one slam wonder in tennis. 9) That it is […]

If you don’t like gay marriage don’t marry a gay person

August 19, 2010 by


One of the most poignant moments on ABC’s qanda this week was when a Vietnam veteran asked Tony Abbott why his gay son was being denied the dignity and respect that all other Australian’s have in the right to marriage. Australia is behind the times when it comes to gay marriage. While countries from Sweden […]

Greens top of the class on aid while Labor and Liberal flunking

August 17, 2010 by


The Make Poverty History coalition has released a report card on the humanitarian and aid policies of the major Australian parties. Simon Roz from the Make Poverty History campaign said that the purpose of the report card is to get ‘people to think about international development and aid to document what the major parties are doing.’ The results are […]

GetUp! Wins Online Voter Registration Case

August 13, 2010 by


In another major victory activist group GetUp! has won its Federal Court bid to allow voters to enrol online. The Australian Electoral Commission shut down the organisations website which allowed voters to register online and use their mouse or trackpad to sign forms electronically. GetUp! national director Simon Sheikh told abcnews that the decision […]

Mark Latham: we no likey

August 13, 2010 by


Mark Latham reporting for 60 minutes is an attempt to bring American style shock jock journalism to Australia which is more obsessed with personality than facts. It was meant to shock us and excite us. It was meant to make us want more. Instead what Australians saw when Mark Latham questioned Julia Gillard on the campaign […]

Coffee should be filtered, not the Internet

August 4, 2010 by


I know, I’m a blogger, so I am clearly a fan of the Internet.  But that is not the only reason that I am concerned about Labor’s Internet filter. There are very few people who would argue with the intended purpose of the Internet filter, which is to prevent the proliferation of child pornography. However […]

What’s Rudd got to do with it?

August 2, 2010 by


Kevin Rudd is the one who has had surgery but it is the Labor Party who is bleeding. The Rudd factor simply wont go away for the Labor Party and as Alf Stewart would say, they need to ruddy well do something about it and do it fast. There was always going to be fall […]