Frydenburg and Morrison – a double act


Josh Frydenburg showed his true colours today. He ripped into the Victorian Premier and blamed him directly for the second wave of coronavirus. Obviously if Daniel Andrews is in charge, and the outbreak occurred on his watch, then at some point in time, he will be held to account. The major problem is that Andrews … Continue reading Frydenburg and Morrison – a double act

Privatisation – who is it good for?


Privatisation is one of those terms which politicians avoid using. That is because the public does not like the idea, or its outcomes. It can be used in a number of ways, but most of us regard it as meaning “selling off a publicly owned asset, usually to the detriment of good government”.  Most politicians … Continue reading Privatisation – who is it good for?

Is our alliance with Trump’s America worth it?


Almost eighty years ago Prime Minister John Curtin prepared a New Year’s Eve message for the Australian people. It was written three weeks after the war with Japan had begun. It was published in the Melbourne Herald on 27 December, 1941:  ‘Without any inhibitions of any kind, I make it quite clear that Australia looks … Continue reading Is our alliance with Trump’s America worth it?

Arise Sir Tony! We’re not sure why.


At the risk of beating the same old drum, this current Government seems to be heading steadily down the ethical and moral drain, ever since the unexpected election win. So much of the country's malaise, however, can be traced back to the ascension of one Tony Abbott, firstly as Opposition Leader, and then, unbelievably, as … Continue reading Arise Sir Tony! We’re not sure why.

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 … Continue reading Over-run by Bible Bashers

Waiting for the climate change replay


Scott Morrison is now having to deal with the two very distinct wings of his party, as they gird themselves for the culture war which will probably erupt at any moment. This culture war will not be about indigenous history, or the date of Australia Day, or even immigration. It is about climate change. Since … Continue reading Waiting for the climate change replay

Why Labor Lost


As this year's election result became clear, Bill Shorten stated, “We were up against corporate leviathans, a financial behemoth, spending unprecedented hundreds of millions of dollars advertising, telling lies, spreading fear – they got what they wanted.” That is the voice of a hapless victim, complaining about forces beyond his control, and not the alternative … Continue reading Why Labor Lost

A Tour of a Pentecostal Church service.


Each time Scott Morrison scandalises or shocks Australians with a new low in parliamentary, or Prime Ministerial standards, he is likely to completely blank any questions asked, or to make some sort of 'take it or leave it' rejoinder to the questioner, especially if the questioner is from the press. He seems not to understand … Continue reading A Tour of a Pentecostal Church service.