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Hey Bro? Did Joyce try to pull the wool over our eyes?

17 Aug2017
Conspiracy theories are so de rigueur, just ask Julie Bishop 😉 Yesterday we entered day two of #BroGate and mate, didn’t the Government double down on the whole “OMG! Treason! Bill Shorten and the Labor [...] Read More...

PM’s Finest Moment? yeah… nah

06 Aug2017
The leak of that infamous chat between our Prime Minster Turnbull and the newly elected President Trump – at the time – has been the talk of the town and obviously Twitter exploded, which is always fun to [...] Read More...

The AHA PaTH internship deal looks like an expensive taxpayer funded shout?

02 Aug2017
So yesterday I watched the press conference Malcolm Turnbull had with Michaelia Cash to flog the latest ‘coup’ of the AHA (Australian Hotels Association) agreeing to take on 10,000 PaTH Interns over the next 4 [...] Read More...

Respecting of the rule of law ~ What about S44(i) Mr Turnbull? #RulzIsRulz

28 Jul2017
I have to admit, I am finding the MYEH! attitude of many in media – and punters – in relation to breaches of Section 44 (i) of the Australian constitution very puzzling. So many of these same people were [...] Read More...

Why We Should Publicly Fund Elections

19 Jul2017
I was going to start with, “I love Australia”. Maybe I love the concept of loving Australia, maybe I love the Australia I used to know or maybe I just want to love Australia. One thing I do know is [...] Read More...

Party Business is killing good government in Australia

16 Jul2017
Whole trees have been felled in what media like to refer to as the “protest vote”, though a bit like privatisation - the Voldemort of the Energy debate (HAHA!) - it is rare for them to consider it might be [...] Read More...

Back to Basics #Auspol on Twitter

14 May2017
On Tuesday (09 May 2017) Caitlin Mary and I did our regular #AuspolPunters podcast on PolitiScope #auspollive, you can listen here if you missed it: #AuspolPunters | Noely and Caitlin | 'Back to Basics' Read More...

Internet of Good on #Auspol, Tweeps you need to follow

14 May2017
We are building a definitive list of those people on Twitter who inform us, investigate for us and advocate for us, who are not paid to do so and are outside of standard media or organisations. We are doing this [...] Read More...

Every Australian should be given the opportunity to own a home

12 Mar2017
Jobs, Growth and Affordable Housing. Here's my plan to achieve it Read More...

Noely's excellent #PenaltyRates Cut twitter adventure ;-)

07 Mar2017
OK, I spent too long this morning debating with COSBOA (Council of Small Business Australia) on Twitter the penalty rates issue. Check out my timeline this morning if interested in that. Anyhow, long story short [...] Read More...

Yous are all hatriots, but not my beloved Malcolm

06 Mar2017
A few days ago I read a piece by Peter Hartcher called “It's heyday for the hatemongers, but Malcolm Turnbull can hold the middle” and yes I will admit, I’m not a fan of Hartcher’s analysis. Quite frankly [...] Read More...

Fair Dinkum! Who exactly deserves respect?

10 Feb2017
Australia is supposed to be a classless society with all of us being equal in the eyes of the law and Justice is supposed to be blind? Supposed to be. Read More...

Read the much vaunted 'Entitlements Review' not much changes

11 Jan2017
There are 204 pages in the "Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review February 2016", including 36 recommendations. I would strongly suggest that anyone who is interested in the rorting we have seen [...] Read More...

Politicians need a dose of reality because they are giving us the shits

06 Jan2017
I absolutely shudder to think what the turnout of our population would be if we did not have compulsory voting. Hopefully we wouldn’t end up with a megalomaniac reality TV star like the US has. Though knowing [...] Read More...

Refugees: Australia has a role to play. Let’s discuss it

22 Aug2016
I have chosen to write this in order to add in some way to a discussion around what is a real human crisis in our region. Given that I have not really written anything for a very long time, this was quite an [...] Read More...
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