Category Archives: Politics-Related Things

The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull is ALMOST HERE!

Dear the Internet, If you have been looking at the current nightmare of bad policy, internal discord in the Coalition, Liberal backbenchers openly contradicting their leader amid upper- and lower-house embarrassments and thinking “how the actual hell did Malcolm Turnbull … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Plebiscite: or, how to decide to have the free vote we apparently can’t have

So, the Prime Minister has just confirmed that Coalition MPs will not be bound by the result of the $160 million national plebiscite on whether or not Australia should recognise same sex marriage, and that they will enjoy a “free … Continue reading

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The stupid myth of “picking winners”

Dear the Internet, This has been on my mind for a little bit, and then became a bit of a Facebook rant, and is now a blog post on the prestigious Internet – which I think these days is pretty … Continue reading

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How To Address The Stupid Arguments Against Marriage Equality: a cut out and keep guide

Dear The Internet, One of the nice things about having a column is that I get to rant about stuff I think should be ranted about, but sometimes I just want to rant EVEN MORE. And the biggest thing that’s baffling … Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: How the Abbott government learned to argue with their allies

Originally published at TheVine, 3 April 2015 Or, how to lose friends and influence people against you One of the things that gets said with reasonable regularity in response to the government’s less-than-stellar track record with regards passing legislation is … Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: So, with whom will the Liberal party replace Abbott?

Originally published at TheVine, 12 February 2015 Who’ll be leading the country in the next three-to-six months? Let’s find out! In 1969 the management theory book The Peter Principle was published, written by Lawrence J. Peter (hence the name) and Raymond Hull, … Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: So, Chinese companies now have more rights than you do

Originally published at The Vine, 26 November 2014 Who’d have thought a deal rushed through in secret might have a few worrying conditions attached? Trade has been enormously beneficial to the world –  at least, so long as you prefer … Continue reading

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