Tag: politics

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...

Good intentions vs original sin

I tend to disagree with what Kevin Donnelly has to say on any subject but I can mostly let it slide by. In this case...

Mischaracterised Voice

Peter Dutton's call for more detail about the Voice is a disingenuous spoiling tactic for political purposes. Unfortunately too many people are falling in line....

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...

COVID-19 irony

The dreadful irony is that US funding intended to prepare science for a more rapid and effective response to a viral pandemic may have contributed...

Economic self-harm

Why does a country with more than enough wealth to provide us all with a decent life insist on creating an unemployed underclass? That’s harmful...

Lest we remember?

It’s that time of year again when Australians engage in our annual culture war about the war we don’t admit happened. For many, national identity...

Call of the Reed Warbler

To Australians who have lived more than a few decades and travelled even occasionally outside major cities it must be apparent that the countryside has...

Imputation discredit

It’s hardly surprising that, as we approach and enter retirement, we take a more active interest in retirement incomes and how they are generated. Interest...