Perth supporters stand up against #OurABC funding cuts: Rick Hoyle – Mills @RickHM reports

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East Gippsland #Greens seek policy debate for rural #VicVotes: Candidate @greengipps comments

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A family member suggested I read Jan Bowman’s story about Geoff Ebbs, the Green Candidate for Griffith in the 2013 Federal election. I think maybe it was supposed to make me feel better about not winning the seat of Gippsland in the 2013 Federal election. Truth be told, however, I felt fine about losing because […]

A developer in the House – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

A developer in the House

Keeping Qld safe from terrorists, Russians, Ebola and Crocodiles. Roy Morgan Poll – It’s Labor 50.5pc TPP. A Developer in the House. Dr Ken Levy returned as CCC boss. BAU for the Blame Labor Party. Asset leasing, it’s like Hong Kong. Tweet of the week 1 – That’ll stop the terrorists. Tweet of the week […]

Former Prime Minister @MalcolmFraser12 call for new #auspol party of values and decency. @Jansant reports

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has called on young people to organise and create a new political party based on values and decency. He made the call during an Asylum Seeker Resource Centre event at Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday night during a question and answer session. Earlier in a speech (below), Mr Fraser […]

Exclusive: New party of #auspol @AusProgressive hopes to fill Democrats vacuum. @jansant reports

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A source inside a group called the Australian Progressives has told NoFibs they’re in the final stages of preparing to register as a political party with the Australian Electoral Commission. No Fibs has been provided with the names of some people involved in setting up Australia’s soon to be newest political party on the condition […]

Sour grapes of Liberal wrath as #MurdochMafia target #Indivotes: @jansant comments

Cathy McGowan and Sophie Mirabella

Every now and then in the life of a nation, there’s an event that threatens to change the status quo, bringing the old tired establishment out swinging. You and I, the punters, will be led to believe the assault is for our own good and the sanctity of our institutions. Sophie Mirabella’s (@MirabellaSophie) defeat at […]

Ethics, morality and the war on ISIS: @richardsheggie comments

US FA-18C fighter being readied for Iraq Airstrike.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons

War against ISIS Young (and not so young) people are tired of the almost perpetual state of war that has that emerged since World War II. With US and Australian military intervention now commencing in Iraq and Syria, we are at war yet again in the Middle East. The target is the rapidly growing “caliphate” […]

Cigar wielding wealthy motorist entitlements: the @sarah_capper column

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Sitting on the train, surrounded by other poor people, sans cars, it’s hard not to wonder whether the Abbott Government is becoming increasingly out of touch with its constituents. Sure, there are a lot of discrepancies on public transport – for example, on the not-so-rough Sandringham line, taking in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs, I’m guessing some […]

Innumerate or deceptive: @adropex dissects @TheIPA ‘report’ into ABC coal coverage #leardblockade

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Innumerate Ignorance or Calculated Deception It is unfortunate that the IPA, and in particular James Paterson, did not take note of the ‘scholarship’ referred to in their recent report of the ABC’s coverage of ‘Australia’s energy choices’ and apply it to their own publication. It would undoubtedly have saved them the embarrassment of making public […]

Abbott’s confession: I never left the Oz in spirit

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Margo: Thought Abbott couldn’t grovel to Murdoch more than in his ‘Freedom’s discerning friend‘ speech to the IPA last year? Read this. Address to the Australian’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner Sydney – Check Against Delivery-under Embargo by Political Alert