Burke questions why she runs for Labor

By Georgina Moore, 5 August, 2013 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Anna Burke, has wondered aloud whether she still belongs in the ALP after recent cuts to foreign aid and the party’s new hardline policy on asylum seekers. Speaking at a candidates forum in Melbourne on Sunday night, the member for Chisholm said the government needed […]

Bennelong MP falters on Abbott’s switcheroo as teachers demand more on education policy

By Jack Sumner August 4, 2013 Tony Abbott’s change of heart on Labor’s Gonski reforms for school funding came a tad late for John Alexander, the Liberal MP for John Howard’s old seat of Bennelong in Sydney’s northern suburbs. The former tennis great fronted a “meet-the-candidates” forum organised by the Ryde-Macquarie branch of the NSW […]

An in-the-moment comment on the fall of our first female PM

by Margo Kingston 27 June 2013   [View the story “An in-the-moment comment on the fall of our first female PM” on Storify]

@geeksrulz compares IPA 100 point list and Labor policies and achievements

Interesting comparison in the ideas debate of policies, ideology and outcomes. The highlighted items on the IPA list are the ones the Coalition has committed to implementing. Please also check out Margo’s My people’s petition for Abbott to reveal his other IPA policies.   And to finish, some mining billionaire poetry: Read More: My people’s petition […]

Imagining an amazing innovative future with Labor’s NBN

By Stephen Neate April 14, 2013 Source: yathink.com.au We are living on acreage and there is nature all around, made more alive and real by the fact that it never seems to stop raining. It is so green and alive we can smell and hear life all around us. The stage is set for some spiritual […]

Punter @WhatYaThinkN will vote Labor to qualify for WST

By Noely Neate March 5, 2013 I will most likely be voting ALP at this next election. That is an odd thing for me, because I am a fan of independents & minor parties. I personally feel that they are more accountable to the electorate because their only priority is the the electorate – not […]

Why this punter’s cheering for the underdog, despite her Labor colours

By Noely Neate February 21, 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au I am not a big fan of the ‘hating the MSM’ club to be found on Twitter, as I really don’t feel you can lump a whole profession of print, radio and television journalists in the one basket.  I have seen some good reports in the Main […]