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I am so sick of politics. I am sick of an allegedly centre-right party that loves freedom of speech, except where that right conflicts with a powerful white person’s feelings, … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 20 Comments

The Dog Whistle: “Mothballs” edition

On this week’s Dog Whistle, Andrew Tiedt, Kate Carruthers and Paul Davis talks about the Senate recount in West Australia, and muse on old faces (and eyebrows) suddenly reappearing on the Australian political scene, not to mention the media’s sudden preoccupation with moths.

November 6, 2013


I’m getting pretty sick about all the complaints about Clive Palmer having a conflict of interest. Let’s be clear about one thing first though – I’m hardly his biggest fan. … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Fly, Fly Away…

So this is what I don’t get. A lot of people have “expenses” for work. A lot of employers agree to cover the cost for their employees. I’m one of … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sentencing with Colour

The decision handed down by the High Court in Bugmy v The Queen is incredibly important. And it has already been the topic of a great deal of discussion, both … Continue reading

October 13, 2013

Powering Up

A lot of people (yours truly included) were impressed with this piece from Annabel Crabb that was published earlier this week. It discusses the sacrifices that politicians have to make … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Electing a Senate

So there’s been a lot of talk about the Senate recently. I think its fair to say that many people have some pretty strong feelings about the rag-tag bunch of … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

AusOpinion Chat: The “Schadenfreude” Edition

Listen above for AusOpinion’s’ weekly chat on Saturday night, our glorious Senate and Tony’s first 100 days in office It’s a real hoot! And the chatter segment? You’ll just have … Continue reading

September 11, 2013

Expecting the Expected

The expectations game is always a big issue with a new government. The left are especially guilty of this, and it goes at least some of the way to explaining … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Election in Djiff

So anyway for the last few weeks Labor supporters have been like They pretended they were like But really they were like The Coalition supporters have been like Tony had … Continue reading

September 7, 2013

AusVotes Chat: “The Apocalypse Wow” Edition

Listen above for AusVotes’ weekly chat on Labor’s campaign launch, foreign affairs, and our brave predictions about what happens on Saturday night. On this week’s AusVotes Chat, Kate Carruthers, Damien … Continue reading

September 4, 2013

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