Stop the guns: Tony Abbott saved Australia. Again. – @Qldaah #auspol

The debate over the Adler 110 shotgun reaches new levels of absurdity in Canberra. You probably missed it but somewhere back in 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott threw himself into the breach once more to save the country. This time it wasn’t in the path of raggedly dressed refugees on boats. This time it was real. This […]

Malcolm Turnbull’s worst day at the office – @Qldaah #auspol

Nauru, the Adler shotgun and liberty.

In absentia, Wyatt Roy clears himself of ‘war tourism’ – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Wyatt Roy’s trip into the Daesh conflict zone raises senate committee questions.

He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty Wyatt Roy – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

The radicalisation of a future prime minister.

Turnbull increases #climate aid for Pacific at Regional leaders meeting reports @takvera

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended the Pacific Leaders’ meeting forum, and announced a small increase in climate related aid for the region. But this comes after the Abbott Government slashed Australia’s foreign aid budget to extremely low levels in 2014. Related: Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the […]

#CensusFail: John Citizen meets Joe Public – @Qldaah #auspol

e-Census software tester Revolution IT claims it was not given a mandate to test against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks but a curious testimonial from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Technical Director, John Citizen, praises their subject knowledge and advice.

The Mundingburra gambit: The plan to recapture Herbert – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Inconsistencies alleged by the Liberal National Party in the polling for the Queensland federal seat of Herbert echo the 1995 legal challenge to Labor’s victory in the Queensland state electorate of Mundingburra.

Don Dale abuses: Nigel Scullion went to dinner – @Qldaah #ntpol #auspol

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion’s office was given advanced warning of the airing of the ABC Four Corners program, Australia’s Shame. However, the minister kept his dinner date.

Divorced from reality: @burgewords comments on the Coalition’s #MarriageEquality problem

The Coalition will just have to take care of itself, because the political wedge has finally hit its target. AFTER the Coalition’s narrow win, the plebiscite on Marriage Equality should be getting ready to kick off, yet the same election promise has been blamed for the major swing against Malcolm Turnbull. And the paradox has […]

Burnt bridges: A reflection on the demise of Sophie Mirabella by @adropex

    The result in the seat of Indi is final. Only in the last few weeks, as her 2016 campaign collapsed, has the topic of Sophie Mirabella not rekindled in me the upset and anxiety of the last decade. Rather the emotion was one of grudging compassion. With hindsight, the similarity in the unrelenting […]