We have become accustomed, in Australia, through long adherence to a shared system of values, to governments which would always put ‘the people’ first. We Australians, it was understood, would always adhere to international norms and standards, and we would conduct our day to day political affairs according to equality and fairness. That was until Tony Abbott ascended to the Prime Ministership, and he let … Continue reading Unfunded Empathy
Can we trust Scott Morrison to govern for all of us? Continue reading Is Scomo Fair Dinkum?
When a politician speaks we should be able to decipher what he or she is saying. Most of them, at least these days, have an education of sorts, and presumably when they use words they use them in a way that their listeners understand. So “no” should not have a special meaning; and neither should “yes”. They should mean what most people think they mean. … Continue reading Words Have Meaning
How good’s Dutto? Continue reading Peter Dutton Brings Us All Down (To His Level)
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
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
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