Notes on a Republic

A few stories have appeared in various places on the republic issue, as tends to happen around Australia Day. A lot was made in some media about the latest Newspoll showing a decline in support for Australia becoming a Republic compared to polls from the last few years. The new poll had 46% of voters…

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“Team America” backs Conservatism??

**LANGUAGE WARNING: IT JUST WASN’T POSSIBLE TO WRITE THIS PIECE WITHOUT USING RUDE WORDS, SO PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSTING CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT YOU MAY FIND OFFENSIVE** In an amazing coincidence in last Sundays newspapers, two columnists – Andrew Bolt( “See? I Was Right” ) and Miranda Devine ( “Revolutionaries whinge as the wheel turns…

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Getting your emails noticed

It probably demonstrates that I have completely lost the ability to have fun, but Ive spent some time during the last week or so trying to catch up on my emails, which have a bad habit of building up over time. I continue to receive a lot on the refugee issue and the deportation of…

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Bush stays on as Leader & I don’t

Yesterday, I decided not to renominate for the Leadership of the Democrats. It was not a simple decision, as there were a range of competing arguments. But with the deadline for nominations closing, I had to make a decision one way or another. The party has far more important and significant decisions to make over…

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