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Punters hurt by Political Party Dictates & Dictators

14 Jan2013
The recent restructure of the Queensland Police force has starkly highlighted the very serious problem of how slavish adherence to party politics actually hurts democracy. What has happened on the Sunshine Coast [...] Read More...

Is Opposition Leader Tony Abbott 'Doing Important Things' for the Rural Fire Brigade?

09 Jan2013
Is Tony Abbot rushing off to help fight bushfires really helpful? I am aware that Mr Abbott has been part off of the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade as a volunteer since 2000, because the *Australian kindly informed [...] Read More...

Do we really care about 'Our Selection'?

04 Jan2013
Voting, Compulsory vs Voluntary – has gone off... Wayne Swan had a spray at the Sunshine Coast Uni and this morning Barnaby Joyce has been out there warning us all that “Scrapping compulsory voting would be a [...] Read More...

Hmmm Why is Campbell Newman interested in Qld Electoral Reform?

03 Jan2013
Call me cynical, but when a Government decides out of the blue that “Fair and effective electoral laws are central to the promotion of participation in our democracy” (see Jarrod Bleijie press release here), I [...] Read More...

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott DO NOT deserve Equal Billing!

01 Jan2013
Back to the Twilight Zone... It seems that it is now acceptable that whenever our Prime Minister addresses the nation, so does the Opposition Leader? I am not quite sure when this started, though I did notice it [...] Read More...

Political Correctness is hurting Humanity

30 Dec2012
It would be hard for any human being to not feel for the horrific attack on the young woman in India recently. We don't know this woman's name, though I sick of her being referred to as 'the rape victim', and will [...] Read More...

All I want for Christmas is... For an old-fashioned Mum to run the country

21 Dec2012
No offence to Julia Gillard and I am not being feminist. I also don’t mean the new helicopter style mum, I mean the old-fashioned, commonsense, “Get Over It and Get On With It” style Mum. Read More...

Benefit of the Doubt on "Doing Important Things For Australia"

20 Dec2012
Not talking about Tony Abbott here (well not directly), more about the state of our media. Unlike the new NRL rules, I will give our Journalists the benefit of the doubt. Read More...

Where is the #Ashbygate Outrage?

13 Dec2012
The day after Gillard’s (now famous) 'misogyny' speech I woke up thinking I was in the twilight zone. Everyone I knew was amazed or affected in some way, yet, the morning news and papers barely referred to it [...] Read More...

Dear Mr Abbott, the future is not old white conservative males!

10 Dec2012
I am generally apolitical and not particularly interested in playing the Holden vs Ford game we have in our political system, neither the ALP or Coalition truly represent the interests of the Australian elector [...] Read More...

Hello? Remember me? The Voter?

30 Nov2012
Both Queensland & Federal Parliament has finished for the year and all I can feel is sad. Very Sad. Political Parties are running both our State & Country, NOT elected representatives... Read More...

A Tale of Two Men, Celebrating International Men's Day, in‘Context’

19 Nov2012
Many of you may not be aware that today, the 19th of November is actually International Men's Day, and the theme for 2012 is - Positive Male Role Models. I for one can see a lot of irony in that theme in the [...] Read More...

It’s YOUR Choice Bro

16 Nov2012
I would love to know when it became accepted that Australia was an extension of New Zealand? When I was younger I used to think the advantages Kiwis have in this country as opposed to other nationalities was [...] Read More...

Worse than Trolls: Tools!

15 Nov2012
Just recently I read a great article on a blog I follow called “Twitter: a sugar-hyped toddler in need of a good lie down”. It was very thought provoking and really did remind me of school, where it seems [...] Read More...

How many silent Catholic bystanders are there?

14 Nov2012
I wonder if there is so much support (and anger) amongst Catholics themselves about this Commission being announced is because they are quietly ashamed of themselves? I know I am! Read More...
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