This morning on ABC’s 774 Melbourne the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott outlined that a Coalition government would repel the carbon tax/ETS whilst simultaneously maintaining the tripling of the tax free threshold, tax cuts for those earning under 80k, pension increases and much of the assistance packages. 774’s Jon Faine rightly pointed out to the Opposition Leader that the economy...
The stalemate in Australia’s federal politics over the issue of processing asylum seekers offshore must surely make every citizen feel sick and disillusioned, regardless of whether your ideology lies to the left or right. Today’s evolving story is that yet another overloaded boat has capsized north of Christmas Island. 150 Afghan asylum seekers, all of which are believed to be women...
If the current two party preferred polling continues (Coaltion 53% - Labor 47%) into 2013, the two term Labor Government will certainly fall in a fit of self destruction. Leaving a Tony Abbott led Coalition to move from the rancor of do nothing politics to governing. The two tier economy is beginning to show evident signs of fracturing. Manufacturing jobs seem to be shed each week, China is...
A Divided GOP
So here we are on the Ides of March and the GOP Primary race is raging on with little prospect of a nominee before August 27th in Tampa, Florida. The four remaining candidates; Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul continue this carnivorous rampage that leaves President Obama unscathed and each candidate appears to be suffering from the death of a thousand cuts. Neither candidate seems capable of...
Kony - A Review
Enough time has now passed since Kony 2012 first launched itself onto our screens, papers and lives to sit back and take check. The immediate overwhelming and sensational launch of Joseph Kony was met with all-consuming fanfare, moral outrage and a heightened international conscience. Individuals and the world’s media looked to that shadowy continent that we had for so long ignored, igniting the...