Joint Standing Committee to consider @mirabellasophie’s #Indivotes tactics: @TammyLeeAtkins comments

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Let’s change the rules to ensure polling day’s a more positive experience Polling day’s an opportunity to celebrate democracy and reconnect the public with politics, so voting should be a positive experience that encourages us to reflect on our ability to vote and have a say about how we’re represented. Based on feedback from supporters, […]

Should Heydon stand down? A #turc legal view by @bowlerbarrister

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There is often tension in the law as to whether a conservative or more robust approach should be taken in respect of an issue. Opinions may differ according to how an issue is viewed. It might be said that a controversy arising out of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has produced […]

Targeting women with Michaelia Cash – @Qldaah #auspol

Targeting women with Michaelia Cash.

The Minister Assisting the Minister for Women wants to set targets to encourage more female parliamentarians in the Liberal Party but does she have the right marketing formula?  No feminist This week, Nick Evershed and Shalailah Medhora reported that in terms of women in Australian politics, the gender gap has widened; “From a high point of 30.8 percent in 2009, the proportion […]

#CommanderInGaffe – PM bumbles his way through “Allegiance to Australia” bill: @Qldaah #auspol

Commander-In-Gaffe - Bumbling PM reveals secret ASIO terrorism maps to the world.

Blog of media reports on the “Commander-in-gaffe” story. Check back regularly for updates.   (Jump to comments section) Introduction. (June 26, 2015)  – ASIO using Washington Post maps. (June 25, 2015)  – Questions over maps. (June 24, 2015)  – Abbott in ASIO bunker. . Introduction As his “Allegiance to Australia” legislation was about to be […]

Transcript: @Louise_Hislop speech at @AusProgressive first meeting in @TonyAbbottMHR’s #auspol seat

Australian Progressives first-ever local hub meeting held in Tony Abbott's seat of Warringah

Note:  Louise Hislop (@Louise_Hislop) speech (transcript/video) given at the Australian Progressives first ever local hub meeting in Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah on Saturday, 13th June, 2015. Welcome to the first ever Australian Progressives local hub meet-up. A little bit of history is being made here today. Mark my words. So, you might be […]

Breaking the law to save lives – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Breaking The Law To Save Lives - The Qld Weekly

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Breaking the law to save lives. (June 13, 2015) – To the Pentagon. (June 12, 2015) – Courier Mail attempts leadershit. (June 11, 2015) – Tuberculosis on the march. (June 10, 2015) – Legal action against Linc widens. (June 9, 2015) – Trap set for premier. […]

A #Budget2015 for the true believers: @DrCraigEmerson comments

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This Budget is for the true believers, the Liberal Party base that has stuck with Tony Abbott through thick and thin but was threatening to desert him for Julie Bishop, Scott Morrison or, if they could stomach his belief in global warming, Malcolm Turnbull. Among these true believers are good, hard-working people who have taken […]

Simply the best – Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

Simply the best - Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll

Just days before the Liberal National Party launched an attack on Queensland Labor over the Billy Gordon case, one of their own was sentenced to jail. The Courier Mail reported in its Sunday Mail edition that Timothy Paul Gear, 23, had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, fully suspended for 18 months for child sex offences. Gear was the Chairman […]

Get your house in order – The media trial of Billy Gordon: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

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Live blog of events surrounding the Gordon case. Table of contents Introduction. Get your house in order. Domestic violence is not a political tool – Ross Bowler. Cairns Now and Gavin King. The updates section (August 5, 2015) – Referred for legal opinion. (June 18, 2015) – A twist in the tale. (May 21, 2015) – Billy […]

John #MalcolmFraser AC 22nd Prime Minister of #auspol: @Jansant tribute

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) has left the building, and it feels empty without him. The man who had once torn Australia apart, became a voice of reason, decency and compassion in a sea of gutter level race fuelled political strategy. A child of the squattocracy, that in the end, was the reasoned and […]