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Fielding needs his head unblocked

August 28, 2010 by

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As this election debarcle continued, Fielding has gone public with cries of “block the Senate! Block the Senate” if god forbid the Labor Government manage to scrounge up a government and stay in power. It is unclear at this point (and don’t hold your breath that it will ever become apparent) what on earth Fielding […]

The Hanging of An Old System

August 25, 2010 by

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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 […]

The top ten things I have learnt from this election

August 24, 2010 by

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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 […]

Authoring our future

August 20, 2010 by

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In this past week the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) released a scathing media release about the lack of substantial policy announcements from Labor or the Coalition on supporting Australian artists and authors. Although welcoming Labor’s commitment to allocate an additional $10M over five years to performance, visual and other artists, the document points out […]

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

August 19, 2010 by

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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 […]

Silence on the Afghanistan war-front.

August 15, 2010 by

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The 18th Australian soldier has died in Afghanistan this week. Gillard and Abbott are united in their declaration that his death should not distract from their commitment to maintain a presence in Afghanistan. How about the deaths of over 48 000 people that have also died in the duration of the war? I feel like […]

Loose-lipped Pollies

August 12, 2010 by

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Politicians have always gotten away with pushing personal agendas and playing on the “hot issues” in the lead up to elections. But Wendy Francis went above and beyond even Abbott’s “no means no” slur when she made the unqualified claim that “children in homosexual relationships are subject to emotional abuse”. She continued to equate the […]