So long and thanks for all the fish
By Anna Winter on September 12, 2013
This is perhaps the first time a piece of Liberal negative political advertising actually worked on me. I had an immediate visceral reaction to it, a surge of anger at Rudd. But then also anger at Labor, at Abbott, at […]
Posted in Environment, Politics | Tagged ALP, campaigning, carbon price, Climate change, Coalition, Federal Election 2013, Gillard government, Julia Gillard, Juliar, Kevin Rudd, Labor, Liberal Party, politics & govt, Rudd government, Tony Abbott | 39 Responses
By Robert Merkel on August 8, 2013
So, the Opposition has reannounced a promise to cut the company tax rate by 1.5%, from 30% to 28.5%. For big business, the pledge will effectively see their company tax rate stay the same under a Coalition government, as they […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on July 17, 2013
There is talk on Twitter, as there always is when Abbott gives a bad interview, of a #Libspill. Since this is coming from Twitter and therefore needs to be taken with a truckload of salt it is probably best to […]
By Robert Merkel on July 6, 2013
Victoria’s Education Act of 1872 instituted free, secular and compulsory education through a centrally-run state system in the then-colony, a model that was quickly adopted by the other states and territories. Now, it seems that Tony Abbott and the Coalition […]
Posted in Economics, Education, Federal Elections, Policy, Politics | Tagged charter schools, Education Act of 1872, Federal Election 2013, independent schools, Real Solutions, Tony Abbott, Victoria | 35 Responses
By Robert Merkel on June 28, 2013
Short history lesson for Tony Abbott, who has apparently claimed that Shadow Communications spokeperson Malcolm Turnbull virtually invented the Internet in Australia, presumably on the basis of being an early investor in OzEmail, one of Australia’s first commercial ISPs. The […]
By Anna Winter on June 13, 2013
When the first female prime minister of the country makes abortion an explicit topic for debate, surely we can take a moment to acknowledge what a big deal that is.
Posted in Feminism, Politics, Politics of the Election, Women | Tagged abortion, campaigning, conscience votes, elections, Federal Election 2013, freedom, health care, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, women for gillard | 108 Responses
By GuyB on April 7, 2013
On 4th April, Tony Abbott spoke to Craig Huth from Max FM in Taree, and was asked about the mechanics of rolling back Labor’s carbon trading plans should the Coalition win government in September. In keeping with party policy on […]
By Anna Winter on January 3, 2012
“…what we see in Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring are the results of hundreds of years of evolution in human communication, ideology, and organization.”
By Anna Winter on November 2, 2011
I really wanted to write a good review of this book, but this was not the book to do it. Abbott is a conviction politician, no matter how angry certain commenter may be when I say that. He wants power, yes, and he is ruthless in his pursuit of it. But he wants power for a reason, not just for its own sake. I just hope that the debate this book sparked gets people talking about what those reasons are.
By Kim on October 12, 2011
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