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Vote 1 Malcolm Turnbull

Back when John Laws was relevant/lucid I would sometimes catch his show on 7EX, one of Launceston’s two AM radio stations back in the ‘80s. Whenever one of Laws’ unhinged … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Carbon Pricing In Australia : The ALP Solution – Part 1

In his first installment of a series looking at the emissions reduction schemes being offered by Australia’s major parties, Damien Walker talks us through the infamous “Carbon Tax”. On some … Continue reading

July 21, 2013

To help out or to sell out? Barry O’Farrell becomes Julia Gillard’s most unlikely ally.

Those who rushed to write off Julia Gillard’s education reform package after the COAG meeting last week would look less foolish today if they’d waited for the politics to play … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

State of Play – Western Australia

Perusing the social and economic landscape of Western Australia uncovers a few  unexpected similarities between Australia’s largest state and its smallest. In 1933 Sir Walter Lee, Tasmanian Minister for Lands … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

The state of the State – Tasmania

In our continuing State-by-State examination of the political landscape Damien Walker looks at his home State of Tasmania and finds the Liberal party will have to overcome entrenched Labor support … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 9 Comments

Stop the boats. Seriously.

The sun rose over the eastern expanse of the Indian Ocean at 5.31am on December 15th, 2010 but not much of its light reached the decks of the 15 metre … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 24 Comments

Repealing the carbon tax will end an outstanding business investment program

A Liberal government led by Tony Abbott will repeal the Carbon Tax (or, more correctly, the Clean Energy Bill) and replace it with their own Direct Action plan. In doing … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Seinfeld’s guide to political polls

Lately, the cadet journalists in the Olde Worlde media have been hammering away at their keyboards, working themselves into a lather over the recent round of political polls. Conclusions have … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s about the votes, folks

All politics is local. That’s all you need to know in order to understand what motivated the Greens to announce today’s “split” from the ALP. At the Press Club today, … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

The doctrines of the Australian Liberal and Labor parties: Part 2

In Part 1 of his discussion of Liberal and Labor doctrine, Damien Walker examined the socialist goals of the Labor Party. Part 2 takes us into the belief systems of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 10 Comments

The doctrines of the Australian Liberal and Labor parties: Part 1

In this two-part examination of the fundamental belief systems underpinning Australia’s major political parties, Damien Walker looks behind the veneer of populist vote-winning policy. “The choice before the Australian people … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

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