Part 11 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 10 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 9 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

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

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 the 2013 federal election by Cathy McGowan MP (@Indigocathy) sent a shiver up the spine of the old major parties. In one of the safest seats in the country, the electors worked together to oust one of the most fierce operatives of Australian politics. On 27 September, 2014, The Australian after an “investigation by The […]

Three foolish kings, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

ReachTEL poll. Unemployment at 6.3 per cent. Palmer versus Seeney. Three foolish kings – Tim Carmody’s meteoric rise to chief justice. Qld Treasurer Tim Nicholls gets it wrong – where the solar households actually are. Open the schools – The comeback kids victory against the Newman Government. Newman’s DG Jon Grayson advised on CSG whilst having 25% stake in industry. Three crooked kings – Matthew Condon touches on Newman Government. Upsizing Maccas: Brisbane to be home to worlds largest Ronald McDonald House. Coming to a suburb near you for Queensland election 2015, the young LNP. Stafford by-election update – Jared John Andersen running as “Bob”. . ReachTEL poll A ReachTEL […]

The party’s no fun anymore: @hiroyasugita study tour on Australian independents

Just one week in late March 2014 exposed how farcical Tony Abbott’s ‘government of adults’ is. Supposedly consummate professional political operator, Arthur Sinodinos, proved to be naïve at best, greedy at worst, for not realising the dodgy company structure which had shadowy figure of Eddie Obeid lurking behind it. Then a supposedly moderate Attorney-General proposed flawed amendments to one of the most important legislations of the land for no other reason but to appease certain right-wing columnists and shock jocks. And on the same day, outrage turned to ridicule when Prime Minister Abbott reintroduced knighthoods, something even John Howard reckons is anachronistic. These episodes clearly show why people are prepared […]

Virgin voter @marozzi_m is here to help other first-timers

By Matilda Marozzi @marozzi_m 15 August 2013 Young people: politically disengaged, apathetic and un-enrolled. This seems to be the portrayal of Gen Y as the 2013 election approaches. As a 20-year-old election virgin I know this is not always the case. Future Politicians is a website and radio show I run with fellow reporter and election first-timer Broede Carmody. Every week we meet aspiring politicians and get their take on the issues of today. Our guests are all under 30, articulate and politically engaged in both policy and politics. If you have doubts, listen to Victorian Young Liberal Lev Cherkasski and his Young Labor counterpart Xavier Smith speak on the Gonski reforms. […]