That Was Awkward – For Labor

So Labor lost. It was not a landslide, but it certainly ruined the party. Of course there were many reasons for the result, but they are only interesting after the central fact is acknowledged: The Conservative Party won, and Labor lost. So we need to celebrate the win for democracy, and respect the decision of our fellow citizens. It is worth speculating on the reasons … Continue reading That Was Awkward – For Labor

Who Do You Want To Wake Up With?

Changing governments changes the country. But it doesn’t necessarily change peoples’ lives, most of the time. This time it will.

Years ago we were all of the belief that Tony Abbott was unelectable. He was supposedly too crazy for the mainstream, too far to the right, he had let his real opinions be known, and having seen them, we would recoil. Wrong! He unleashed the crazy people, and we have been stuck with them ever since.

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A Fair Go For Those Who Have A Go

For Scott Morrison to even utter these words is remarkable, because he has essentially cast aside the cloak of hypocrisy, and admitted that our home-grown brand of Conservatives are entirely without compassion, and that if you are a ‘loser’ in the game of life you deserve what you get, because the ‘fair go’ is reserved for those ‘having a go’. This is a belief system … Continue reading A Fair Go For Those Who Have A Go

Over-run by Bible Bashers

This country is constitutionally secular. Not atheist, but secular. S116 of the Constitution reads thus:“The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.” So that settles that. Or does … Continue reading Over-run by Bible Bashers