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We Should Dissent

Earlier this week, our own PrestonTowers penned a piece called “Suck It Up Princess”. Yesterday another article crossed my desk, by Sarah Burnside over on New Matilda. The particulars vary, … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Eeny, Meeny, Miny- ah, screw it.

Confession: I already voted. Last Saturday. I like a good barbeque, but frankly standing in line in a school brings back very traumatic memories I’d prefer not to relive ever … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Guarded Flank; why Rudd won’t be worried about losing the Left in PNG

On the weekend, David pointed out that we don’t know if the “PNG solution” will win votes for Rudd. Earlier today, Mr Tiedt pointed out that it’s reasonable to assume … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 14 Comments

To A Certain Extent; on Rudd’s proposed reform to the ALP leadership and the PM’s job

This afternoon Prime Minister Rudd announced a radical change to the way the leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party is selected; the leader will be elected jointly by the … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

At 10 o’clock tonight; the difference between popular perceptions, and the reality of the political system

This piece can stand on its own, but it is also a response to “When You Lecture People…” by David. “The Prime Minister is much more worried by discontent among … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 13 Comments

So… what now?

Kevin Rudd has been restored to the ALP leadership, as the Press Gallery have been declaring would happen in the immediate future every week for the last three years. A … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

A Band-Aid Bill: a look at the 2013 amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act

On Thursday 21 March, the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus stood up in the House of Representatives and introduced the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013. … Continue reading

May 17, 2013

No Confidence, No Budget; what happens if a motion of no confidence passes on Budget day

A question came to me via twitter today; “What would ensue from passing a no confidence motion in budget week?” We’ll assume the House is the place where this happens. … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Hold your horses; we’re not in caretaker just yet

This morning Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop asserted that the country is “in virtual caretaker mode.” Ms Bishop, that is not entirely accurate. The confusion arises from the small issue … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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