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Dear Lidia Thorpe, The Queen Is No ‘Coloniser’ – She Dissolved Her Empire’s Overseas Outposts Like No Other World Leader
16 August 2022

Dear Lidia Thorpe, The Queen Is No ‘Coloniser’ – She Dissolved Her Empire’s Overseas Outposts Like No Other World Leader

If Senator Thorpe was talking about Queen Victoria, the “coloniser” reference would have been defensible. Queen Elizabeth II though has presided over the greatest wave of de-colonisation the world has ever seen.   After referring to Queen Elizabeth II as a “coloniser” during her oath of allegiance, Senator Lidia Thorpe went on to further spell out her views about Australia’s
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Victorians Deserve A Government Which Guarantees Fairness And Justice For All
3 August 2022

Victorians Deserve A Government Which Guarantees Fairness And Justice For All

In Victoria we have a two-track legal system where those favoured by the Andrews government get a soft touch, and the rest get the book thrown at them. In Daniel Andrew’s Victoria, there is one rule for the favoured, and another rule for everyone else. The Premier has persistently sought to obfuscate and avoid scrutiny when it comes to questions
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The Indigenous Voice To Parliament Has the Potential To Be Divisive
12 June 2022

The Indigenous Voice To Parliament Has the Potential To Be Divisive

Indigenous Australians are Australians Voice. Treaty. Truth. These are the words used to describe the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) main policy for Indigenous Australians. Now that the ALP has claimed power in Canberra after nine years in opposition, it is time to consider what these words mean genuinely. The Labor party policy platform notes a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament is
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When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere
8 June 2022

When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere

Australia issued its verdict at the polls last month. It may not be the desired outcome for all, but it’s an outcome we must respect. This was the most unconventional federal election in recent memory in more respects than one realises. For years the moderates in the Liberal Party ran the narrative that conservatives needed to tone down and embrace
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Business Has Gone Woke – So Libs Should Focus On Dandenong Not Davos
2 June 2022

Business Has Gone Woke – So Libs Should Focus On Dandenong Not Davos

Peter Dutton was right to dismiss corporate Australia as being more in step with Labor and the Greens. The automatic and close relationship between the centre-right of politics and big business is over. Anthony Albanese’s election victory has prompted all sorts of interesting reactions. Apparently, company boards should now start purging their ranks of “right-wingers”. That’s the view of Graeme Bricknell of
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Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’
27 April 2022

Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’

The reality has finally dawned on Labor that Net Zero means no new coal projects. This is something that the Greens and the Climate Council have been saying for years and is the reason why Adam Bandt has consistently been pushing to put a stop to all new fossil fuel projects throughout the country. The Australian Financial Review reported that in a
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Why It’s No Contest On The Economy
18 April 2022

Why It’s No Contest On The Economy

The ALP of the 2020s has lost interest in Australia’s economic future. And the Coalition appears to be following suit. It says a great deal about the condition of Australian policy and politics that the biggest story of the first week of the 2022 federal election campaign was Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s inability to name the level of unemployment and
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LNP And Labor Fail On Reef Regulations Bill
6 April 2022

LNP And Labor Fail On Reef Regulations Bill

The Bill introduced by Nick Dametto of Katter’s Australian Party’s (KAP) in the Queensland Parliament to reverse Labor’s pointless Reef Regulations (see here), was defeated by a combination of Labor and Liberal-National (LNP) parliamentarians last week. The Reef is in extremely GOOD condition – at record levels by some measures such as coral cover. The levels of farm pesticide concentrations
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Kitching Wasn’t Just Bullied – She Was A Victim Of Cancel Culture
17 March 2022

Kitching Wasn’t Just Bullied – She Was A Victim Of Cancel Culture

The treatment meted out to Kimberley Kitching by some of her Labor “colleagues” was on any definition bullying, nasty and completely unfair. But that’s politics – politics, like life, is unfair. But certainly, what happened to Kitching Kimberley Kitching at a Senate estimates hearing in 2019. Alex Ellinghausen was particularly vicious and the labelling of some of the perpetrators of
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