Helping the Catholic Church out of trouble

The Catholic Church finds itself in a bit of a bind there days. They love having their exclusive gentlemen's club, with all the trappings and showmanship, fancy dresses, fine wines, and immunity from the Law, but suddenly folk have had enough of their treatment of children and society wants, demands actually, that they start behaving [...]

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Malcolm feels the end game approaching

Cancelling a sitting week in Parliament is unusual to begin with, but I initially thought that Malcolm might have been building an escape route for failing to get SSM sorted out (which still has no real chance of being resolved this year even with the extra week in place). But on reflection, Malcolm doesn’t seem [...]

John Howard seeks non interference in Churches?

I knew it would not be long before some one tried to claim religious persecution in association with Marriage Equality and along stumbles none other than John Howard himself, the very man who started this whole fiasco by unilaterally changing the definition of marriage without consulting the Voters. So lets do a deep drive on [...]

Trump misses an opportunity

Yesterday we were treated to the painful video of Trump and Turnbull spruiking man love to the gathered reporters complete with “Alternative facts” which was dutifully accepted by those in attendance. I think it’s a photo finish as to who grovelled more. MT or the Reporters. With just one question about resettlement Trump could have [...]

Lets talk about Energy subsidies

On March 13  2017, There was an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review entitled Wind and Solar can only win on a tilted playing field. Not surprisingly, penned by Brendan Pearson, the chief exec of the troubled Minerals Council of Australia. Knowing the track record of trickiness from the Minerals Council, I thought it [...]

The slo mo train wreck that is Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Aussie politics has been pretty interesting of late, though I imagine some folk aren’t enjoying it as much as I am. That comes from not appreciating the subtlety of backroom deals and the forlorn hope that there will be a sudden outbreak of common sense where the good of the country coming first. How long [...]

Malcolm. You have to learn to duck

Our embattled PM seems to be bouncing around like a silver pin ball in a 70’s style arcade machine. Granted a lot of his trouble is coming from the hard right faction within his own party but it’s far worse than that. I will give him credit for sticking it out presumably in the hope [...]