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Tony Abbott Will Never Be Prime Minister (Again)

One of my daughters, a wise young head, when describing certain individuals of less than stellar intelligence, uses the phrase “he (or she) will never be Prime Minister”. It is a curiously descriptive phrase, because it says everything about limits, of intelligence, of ambition, of drive, of the ability to think conceptually, to radiate warmth, to believe in service to our community … Of course … Continue reading Tony Abbott Will Never Be Prime Minister (Again)

The Climate is now Personal for All of Us

When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can’t eat money. Like most non-scientists I defer to science, which is derived from the Latin “scientia” meaning knowledge. So when serious groups of scientists join together, almost unanimously, (97.1%) and tell us that the earth’s climate is changing, for the worse, I believe them. When I … Continue reading The Climate is now Personal for All of Us

The Liberals Disrespect Us All

Now that the Conservatives have won power for the next three years, it is time for us all to actually remind them that we did not vote for a replay of Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison. Scott Morrison won the election through a combination of being a small target, by spreading misleading rumours of death taxes, by preying on the financially illiterate, and by being so … Continue reading The Liberals Disrespect Us All

Our Minister for Climate

Angus Taylor is the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, and he is arguably one of the best educated people in our parliament, with a degree in Economics, one in Law, and a lazy Master of Philosophy (Economics) from Oxford. Each of these degrees is necessarily reliant on the use of facts, and figures, real evidence, and reasoning. That is why Angus Taylor’s position on … Continue reading Our Minister for Climate

This Government Is Already Awful

When elections are held most people take a partisan position. Those positions can range from a mild barracking for one side, to outright political warrior hysteria. When the result is in however, it is considered good form to respect the decision, because the people have spoken, and their choice, no matter how dopey it looks, stands. This is the nature of democracy, and we are … Continue reading This Government Is Already Awful

Groundhog Day – The Usual Suspects.

Scott Morrison has had two jobs this year. One was to govern the country, the second was to win an election. He has managed one, out of two. Like all marketing guys he has a short memory, and he believes that the election victory has washed away all his government’s sins, and there is a new day. He is emboldened, and somehow believes that the … Continue reading Groundhog Day – The Usual Suspects.