#QldVotes A quick & dirty guide to Queensland (No-style) Politics

They say that, in polite company, you shouldn’t talk about sex, politics or religion. The reasoning is that these are topics about which people have strong opinions (or embarrassing opinions) and that therefore, raising them, may promote conflict and ruin the general atmosphere and camaraderie. It is also the reason why “polite company” is often so boring. In Queensland, the situation is that you don’t talk about these topics at…

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Sarah Hanson-Young In Cambodia: Refugees Have No Rights Here | newmatilda.com

The LNP Minister for Immigration, Scott Morrison has spent millions, if not billions, of taxpayer funds on devious and dubious ways in which to prevent asylum-seekers from being given safe-haven in Australia. Indeed, the Abbott Government has failed to meet its obligations under international covenants to which it is a party. Their treatment of asylum-seekers has been nothing short of criminal and certainly the most inhumane action of any Australian…

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Can the last person Left on the Right, please turn out the lights?

It is heartening to read commentators who have no vested interest in the ideology of one party or another. Noely’s article represents what I believe is in the minds of so many Australians – those who are neither members of nor committed to voting for a particular party. Those who are simply bewildered at the state of the nation’s politics, at the corruption, at the lies, at the misrepresentation, and…

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Melissa Parke – An Honest & Intelligent Politician

I want Melissa Parke as our next Prime Minister. This woman is one of the few politicians of any political persuasion to speak with honesty, clarity, conviction and intelligence. If Australian’s really want a caring and just society which can meet the future in an intelligent and rational way, then they need to break the bounds of their conditioning, challenge the hypocrsiy and lies of the right wing, open their…

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Neo-Liberalism Wins As Labor Supports LNP Liars

Dear Mr Shorten – You fail to lead. You are now no more than a disemboweled figure-head for failure. As a man, I can appreciate and applaud your generally calm and relatively quiet approach to life and its hurdles and traumas. I admire you for not having adopted the carping negativity that Tony Abbott & Company used to such advantage prior to the last federal election. However, as “leader” of…

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