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An epic @R_Chirgwin Twitter rant in disgust at Coalition #NDIS No Show

16 May2013
Many of you are most likely aware that yesterday a bill was introduced in Parliament to increase the Medicare Levy to help fund 'DisabilityCare', still more commonly referred to online as #NDIS. What many of you [...] Read More...

Mr Abbott’s Er Um Ah ‘Woman of Calibre’ blunder speaks volumes

08 May2013
Ok, I was not going to go here, all manner of Feminists, accredited & self-proclaimed have had a say. Some I agree with, some I think are getting hung up in exactly what many of us on Twitter are always com [...] Read More...

Christian vs God Squad in Australian politics

05 May2013
Before anyone gets offended by that title, let me explain. Religion and Faith is a topic that will always get people riled up, angry, mostly offended in same way shape or form. It is a difficult one to discuss [...] Read More...

Laughing at Clive Palmer? Let’s see who is laughing in a few months...

26 Apr2013
I watched the media and Twitter this morning having a good laugh about Clive Palmer forming his own party, United Australia Party (UAP). All sorts of condescending comments, “You can’t buy a Government Cliv [...] Read More...

The never-ending #NBN story, it's not all about LOL Cats onYoutube...

14 Apr2013
Well, we are currently living on acreage and there is nature all around, made more alive and real by the fact that it never seems to stop raining. It is so green, alive and you can literally smell and hear life [...] Read More...

OMG! Forget the Tech, #Fraudband is an #NBN Fail!

10 Apr2013
Before Steve Dalby (director at iiNet in IT) was attacked by Malcom Turnbull (investment banker turned politician NOT in IT) the argument over which NBN plan works best seemed obvious.  Oh my god I am so [...] Read More...

Is the IPA Dinner Address finally a glimpse of the 'true' Tony Abbott?

06 Apr2013
An odd thing happened yesterday... My husband is supportive of my interest in politics & social justice, though not actively involved, considering it more of a waste of time as “You can’t change anything” [...] Read More...

Just Who the Hell are the IPA?

06 Apr2013
Now I often enjoy the Drum, though was always annoyed by the ‘IPA Fellows’ that would appear on a very regular basis as guests. These self-assured, clean-cut gentleman (always men...) seem to be ‘experts’ [...] Read More...

The fact is, the class war, when it comes to Education, is NOT over!

31 Mar2013
This morning on Australian Agenda on Sky News they actually raised the question of Tertiary Education, well Peter van Onselen did anyhow. What should have been a good segment, discussing policy for a change, ended [...] Read More...

Help me please, I do want to vote Labor, give me a reason!

24 Mar2013
Every man & his dog has given up Labor as a dead loss for the election in September. I am not so sure, John Howard was pretty much in that position at one stage too and it was only the intervention of ‘Childr [...] Read More...

Vote in Pub Poll on Media Reform, What do the PUBLIC want!

19 Mar2013
I appreciate that you are most likely receiving an awful lot of correspondence in regard to this proposed legislation. I also understand that not a lot of time has been allowed for it. Please, seriously consider [...] Read More...

Punters are the Biggest Loser in the Game of Government

18 Mar2013
On the weekend @Drag0nista wrote a very good post that unfortunately did not get the attention on Twitter that it really deserved called “The voter doesn’t always know best”. In fact I would go one step [...] Read More...

Australian media shoots ‘Own’ Goal on Media Reform

15 Mar2013
OMG! Media Reform - The sky is falling in, Freedom of the Press is being attacked, The Government is trying to ‘Gag’ the media, “Growing anger at 'Soviet' media reforms”, “Gillard’s Henchman Attacks [...] Read More...

Wide Bay needs to become a tweeny weeny marginal seat

05 Mar2013
No-one cares, no-one is listening. We are not even on the radar. To get some notice for the issues we have, the only choice is to shatter the ‘safe-seat situation. Read More...

Is the “liberal” in Liberal Party of Australia fraudulent?

02 Mar2013
Being an old fashioned sort of girl, I hit the dictionary for definition of liberal and you know what... The political party we call the “Liberal” do not seem to fit the definition that the trusty old Oxford [...] Read More...
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