Morrison’s ‘politics of retribution’

Scott Morrison, most notorious of all Australia’s prime ministers for his delusions of grandeur, offered up a sermon on the “politics of retribution” in answer to a parliamentary censure motion. The historic censorship motion was moved by Leader of the House Tony Burke against the former PM for secretly appointing himself to five ministries without … Read more

How Howard screwed the Libs

John Howard somehow made his way into power in Australia, staying PM for nine long years, yet his divisive legacy may marginalize the Liberal Party for far longer than that, argues founder and publisher Dave Donovan. I ONCE had a friend, as implausible as that may sound. Let’s call my alleged friend Barry — because … Read more

What the Victorian defeat means for liberalism and the Coalition: Flashback 2019

After a crushing defeat at the State Election, the Victorian Liberal Party seems to have lost touch with the state’s voters and the true meaning of liberalism. In this article from 2019, Grace Coleman examined the Liberal Party’s toxic culture after the results of the previous Victorian State Election. THE VICTORIAN LIBERALS have their work … Read more

Coalition silence over Morrison’s betrayal alarming

Barely a word has been spoken by his Coalition colleagues against former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s secret ministerial power grab, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson. LAST WEEK, we read of former Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s shock and distress at learning that his boss and friend, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, had deceived him. Unknown to Josh, Morrison … Read more

Coalition banking inquiry blamed for mass branch closures

The Coalition’s inquiry into the impact of regional bank closures was a biased exercise, resulting in a slew of branch closures nationwide. Dale Webster reports. THE NUMBER of banks closed in regional Australia in the six weeks since the Albanese Government quietly released the Coalition’s Regional Banking Taskforce – Final Report is comparable to a … Read more

Lobby groups’ scare campaign an insult to flooded communities

A scare campaign by irrigation lobby groups suggesting the Federal Government wants to create massive artificial floods with its Murray-Darling water targets is disappointing and incorrect, writes Tyler Rotche. VICTORIA AND NSW’s flood emergency is an ongoing disaster. Although communities are coming together to help those most impacted, many people are still contending with a … Read more

Labor, Coalition promise billion-dollar surpluses in three years as pre-election costings revealed

Both the Labor and Liberal parties are promising to deliver budget surpluses exceeding $1 billion by 2025-2026 if they win government, according to pre-election costs. key points: Labor says it will have a $1b surplus by 2025-2026, while the Coalition says its figure will be $11.3b Both parties are relying on contingency funds in the … Read more

Australia’s debt to the world greater given our ‘real’ carbon emissions

New data revealing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are much higher than reported means pressure is on the Federal Government to go beyond current commitments toward global climate action, writes professor Jeremy Moss🇧🇷 THE RECENT Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) meeting in Egypt must ultimately be judged … Read more

NSW’s ‘strong’ record on environment

Dominic Perrottet’s claim to “have the strongest record on environment anywhere in the country” doesn’t stack up against his dismal failure to protect koala habitat in NSW, writes Sue Arnold. THIS WEEK, as reported by The Sydney Morning HeraldNSW Premier Dominic Perrottet claimed: “We have the strongest record on environment anywhere in the country. Our … Read more

Labor and Liberals promise hundreds of millions in funding as more controversy strikes campaign trail

The Victorian Liberal Party is standing by a candidate who has apologised for his comments on treaty and abortion, as the parties fill their last week of campaigning with more pledges. key points: Controversial comments made by the Liberal candidate for Narre Warren have overshadowed the day’s campaigning The Coalition will commit $300 million towards … Read more