This was written on Dharawal land. It contains images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Lower House, not a creature was stirring, except for Tony Abbott, though he would describe his behaviour as "defending a conservative vision for Australia". The Parliament was hung by the inadequate leadership of the two major parties, in hopes that their obstinance would be rewarded next … Continue reading In Canberra, They’re Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
I'm just going to say it. Anyone boycotting the vote in this bullshit postal plebiscite is worse than Tony Abbott. He may be a homophobic piece of shit, but at least he's standing up for what he believes in. This is your chance to shut him up. Are you really going to roll over and … Continue reading You May Be Worse Than Tony Abbott
The legislation being proposed by a "rebel group" of backbench Liberals is a travesty. While the bill would technically legalise marriage equality, it will also enshrine religious bigotry in law, guaranteeing that gay marriage can be seen as something less than the marriage between a man and a woman. Religious ministers and civil celebrants will … Continue reading Black People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Get Gay Married
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'.
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
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?