As a politics junkie, the lack of Fairfax insight on Budget night is genuinely troubling. It means most of the country will be getting their in-depth analysis from News Corp media or other conservative sources like Channel Nine. The Ministry of Truth will have unchecked access for the first time in years. ABC and Guardian … Continue reading Budget Night 2017 (And I Feel Fine)
Bill Shorten has doubled-down on his Australia First rhetoric, with an ad that can only be described as 'whiter than the cast of a Channel Nine show'.
Tiny finger on the button, Often acting the buffoon, And behaving like a glutton Or perhaps a shaved baboon. With a face of dried out mutton, Wears a rug, or dead racoon. Golden showers, prostitution, His salacious, shrivelled worm. Active proof of devolution, Can make any woman squirm. A new Russian revolution May occur in … Continue reading Not Quite Hitler, Part I
Spewing hatred from his vulgar sump. There’s a man in the House we should dump. Ranting and raving while on the stump, A new life in the House; Forrest Gump. Weak, sad, little loser; rather plump. Smallest man in the House; tufted clump. Incestuous Orwellian chump. Predator of the House; gormless lump. With six bankruptcies filed, … Continue reading Little Donald
A batch of emails leaked overnight directly implicate Donald Trump in a Russian plot to prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the election. According to emails obtained by The Washington Post, Donald Trump reached out to The Kremlin in June, requesting assistance in finding damaging material to use against the Clinton campaign. WaPo notes that this … Continue reading New Leak: Trump Emails Prove Campaign Worked With Russia Against Clinton
The 2013 election exposed voters to a concept that was, for many, previously unheard-of: electing small party candidates to the Senate. While independent Senators such as Brian Harradine and Nick Xenophon found success in representing their states, it has always been harder for smaller parties to build a following at a federal level. The death … Continue reading Small Party Syndrome
Ask someone what donkey voting is, and they might say it's when you spoil your ballot by adding an additional candidate; or maybe it's when you draw a cock and balls across the senate paper; wait, isn't it when you write your name on the paper? None of these are correct. A donkey vote is … Continue reading Don’t Be A Jackass
How do I know who gets my preferences? Who are the Liberal party are preferencing? What about Labor? Did the Greens really do a preference deal? Is Nick Xenophon still a thing? Does anybody really care about this crap? Here are the facts: PREFERENCE DEALS NO LONGER MATTER Preferential voting (also known as alternative voting … Continue reading Preferences Schmeferences
Voting in Australia is compulsory. At elections, referendums, and plebiscites, all Australian citizens over the age of 18 are expected to cast a vote. This shouldn't be news for anyone living in this country, but given how many voters fail to form opinions on political matters, there is a need to remind the populace of … Continue reading Lessons from the Brexit: Say “no” to meh
Australia is facing a massive deficit in the 2016 election - no matter which party forms government, the next leader of the country will have knifed a sitting Prime Minister from their own party. For many people, this creates tremendous trust issues at the polling booth. Because of the presidential nature of our elections, those … Continue reading Have You Got What You Paid For?