Are you tired of the status quo? Do you wish there was another option outside of the two-party system? Have you forgotten that Australia has a preferential voting system? Good news everyone! Australia has a preferential voting system! If you're old enough to remember the last decade of self-interested politicians with no true vision for Australia then perhaps this is the how-to-vote blog for you.
There is a deeply concerning perception problem in Australian politics, and this has been the case for some time. Many seem to think that the Labor and Liberal parties are essentially the same. In policy; personnel; propensity to knife a sitting Prime Minister; thousands, if not millions, of Australians believe that they could not be more similar. Only, they're not.
History is repeating itself in the upcoming election. The last double dissolution election was held in the 1980s and the last time the Liberal Party led us into a double-D election was also during the eighties. The 1980s kicked off with a Prime Minister named Malcolm, just like today. The leader of the Liberal Party … Continue reading It’s like the 1980s all over again
Do you struggle with the idea of having to run the gauntlet of rabid political party enthusiasts? Do you wish you could let them down gently, or maybe with a snappy comeback to their t-shirt slogan? PRESENTING: Dean's lines for rejecting and refusing how-to-vote cards - Sorry, I'm allergic to bullshit. - If you touch … Continue reading How To Refuse How-to-vote Cards
Once in a generation, the Australian people will make a baffling electoral choice. Either by divine intervention or deep-rooted ignorance, a government seizes power and what follows is beyond comprehension. Once, there was Joh Bjelke-Petersen leading Queensland through 20 years of conservative corruption, while more recently, they watched Campbell Newman declaring war on anti-corruption, public … Continue reading We Elected A Bunch Of Muppets
Once lived a boy named Daniel MacBride, And he found it funny to pass wind inside. “Oh Daniel, that’s filthy,” his teacher would chide. “Why can you not take your gases outside?” At home, his parents had tried and had tried, But he would not listen, young Daniel MacBride. “I like it, it’s funny” he … Continue reading Daniel MacBride and His Noisy Backside
In what is being called a world first, a young Australian woman has been hospitalised following a diagnosis of MPA. Emergency Departments and GPs have reported a sharp rise in people presenting with a range of issues, including: headaches, disturbed sleeping-patterns, inability to focus, restlessness, rash-like symptoms appearing on palms, severe depression, loss of recognisable … Continue reading #FirstWorldProblems
What better way to get into the spirit of Easter, than to be spoon-fed outdated and far right-wing views. George Brandis has, this week, reminded us why voting Liberal means voting for yesterday's tomorrow. In an interview with online magazine Spiked! the Attorney-General has described as "medieval, the approach of these true believers in climate change". … Continue reading Sir George, Protector of the Queensland
I read about an amazing new cure for cancer, AIDS, heart disease, and diabetes today. Miracle, some have called it. It will help the blind see and the lame walk, find you a new job and buy you a new car. The name of this wonder drug? Bullshit. Yes, believe it or not, scientists in … Continue reading Bullshit!
I'm getting really sick of Christians everywhere trying to make Xmas all about them, and not about presents, trees, food, family and Santa. Any biblical scholar or decent theologian will be able to tell you that Jesus was NOT born on Christmas day. Try late March, or early September, or quite honestly any date but … Continue reading The true meaning of Xmas