Category: Politics

Yes, not No

I’ll be voting Yes but I wonder what the referendum debate might be telling us about Australia. That so many people seem to be believing misinformation being sown by the No campaign is worrying for our future.

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We don’t need those SSNs

The Toowoomba Chronicle this morning (20 May 2023) featured an 8-page liftout, Defending Australia, promoting those nuclear submarines (SSNs) that are central to the Morrison-Albanese AUKUS pact. Like previous rants in the Murdoch press it identified China as a growing threat demanding an urgent response. It included a piece from Defence Minister, Richard Marles, that referred to the regional military...

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Treaty with whom?

Once again the Greens are pursuing the ‘perfect’ to the potential detriment of the ‘good’. We should have had a treaty 200+ years ago but now we need a Voice with whom to negotiate.

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Rudd makes sense about China

As PM, Kevin Rudd was often criticised for being a ‘policy wonk’ rather than the leader the nation needed and wanted. Since his departure from politics he has resumed his interest in policy, drawing on his education and experience related to China. His explanation of what drives China, or Xi Jingping as leader, is clear and convincing. Understanding that might enable us to avoid deadly conflict.

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An LNP childish game

An LNP staffer in Brisbane has registered the Internet domain and redirected it to the Liberal Party website. I first noticed the story on INQueensland but it is also reported elsewhere. Registering a domain is not difficult or expensive but a domain does require an ABN. This effort does appear to be in breach of the .auDA regulations...

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Scotty is cleaning house

There is a federal election in the near future so Scotty is preparing the ground. We’ve had premature announcements about dams that are still awaiting clearance from agencies he established and promises of development projects in South East Queensland. Now he’s attempting to clear away some other barnacles on his record. As The Monthly news noted today, it’s been Nine...

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