Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, November 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments
The Queensland election is turning into one of those rare and weird ones in which a large-scale environment-versus-economy fight looms largest.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, September 1st, 2016 - 3 comments
Linda Burney, the newly elected MP for Barton, gave an historic, powerful maiden speech yesterday. I enter this place as a representative of the people of Barton, a community I have been proud to live in for almost 20 years. If there is a god of demography it is one of his great ironies that […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 pm, July 1st, 2016 - 13 comments
The Ocker Election is coming down to the wire. The polls are neck and neck and the senate looks set to be a mess. Labor need 19 seats and the Liberal party needs a miracle in the upper house. C’mon, Aussie, C’mon!
Update: Early results have the coalition down, but not down enough. Currently 57-56 to the coalition. 76 needed.
Update 2: Labor doing unexpectedly well in Queensland, Nick Xenephon wins in SA.
Update 3: Lib deputy Julie Bishop is reduced to calling Labor “liars” over Medicare. The fear is showing.
Update 4: Coalition 62. Labor 60. West Australia about to start reporting.
Update 5: Coalition 69, Labor 62, Greens 1, Others 4.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 30th, 2015 - 10 comments
The Australian Labor Party will today announce its goals for emissions reduction with a plan for zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 pm, September 7th, 2013 - 73 comments
Australia goes to the polls today and if things go the way that the pollsters are predicting there will be a new Government elected. The way I see it Kevin Rudd has failed to inspire but Tony Abbott is terrifying. If only Rudd had shown some principle things could have been different.