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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...

#CensusFail is a failure to listen to ‘experts’ and it’s complicated...

14 Aug2016
Australia just had a massive jump in IT jargon, well, sort of LOL! DDoS is now a thing you hear punters inserting into a conversation, so are servers, hacks and more. The problem is, most don’t actually really [...] Read More...

When two tribes go to war – and punters don’t care...

05 Jul2016
I’ll admit it, I’ve loved watching all the recriminations from both pollies and media pundits as to WTF! Happened with this election. Hell, I even watched Bolt last night just for the jollies of seeing Cons [...] Read More...

PM's sin of omission, twice, damn right it's political!

13 Jun2016
To neglect to acknowledge the pain of a grieving LGBTQI community whilst addressing what happened in Orlando 'once' I could maybe forgive. To do so TWICE in a row is deliberate. Read More...

NBN AFP craptacular mistakathon leaves us with an extraordinary volume of questions

21 May2016
This recent extraordinary furore involving the AFP and NBN co is a perfect storm of all that is wrong in our current system – and I’m not just speaking politically. Read More...

Over $4m reasons why PM Turnbull won’t countenance RC into Banking & Finance

11 Apr2016
Actually that is a rough estimate of the money donated to the Coalition at the last election by the banks and Finance sector, in reality, taking into account sketchy Foundations and the obscure naming of [...] Read More...

If you can't control the kids Mr Turnbull then you are responsible for the damage

28 Feb2016
This week, we saw Malcolm Turnbull, the boss in Government tacitly condone the most abhorrent behaviour by not just members of the Senate and Parliament, but by members of his own team. Read More...
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