Category Archives: Politics-Related Things

Here’s the Thing: Surveillance Laws Don’t Reduce The T-T-T-Terrorisms

Originally published at TheVine, 5 November 2014.  Are our new anti-terror laws necessary in order to protect us? Not if the US experience is any guide. Making loud noises about domestic security is a sure-fire way for a government to look … Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: Governments – why do we even?

First published at TheVine 7 October 2014 Andrew P Street spits venom and drops mad truth-bombs about the stuff that irks him We live in dogmatic times in which the people running the country are sticking to their agendas in … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey: Not Your Average Joe review

Originally published at the King’s Tribune, September 2014 What made Diamond Joe change from jovial, avuncular goof into angry, sulky goof? We asked Andrew P Street to read the Joe Hockey biography so that you wouldn’t have to. You’re welcome. Biographers, … Continue reading

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Malcolm Fraser interview

First published in Time Out Sydney, August 2014 Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister asks, how many dangerous ideas can one person have? Malcolm Fraser has been remarkably busy since leaving the Lodge in 1983. His legacy as PM is overshadowed by … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison and the Conveniently Comforting Doctrine of Predestination

Originally published in the Kings Tribune July 14, 2014 How can a Christian be complicit in incarceration, torture, and murder? With discomfiting ease, it turns out. Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison is, as he regularly makes … Continue reading

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Graham Long (Wayside Chapel) interview

First published in Time Out Sydney June 2014 Pastor Graham Long takes Andrew P Street through five decades of unconditional love In 1964, Ted Noffs established the Wayside Chapel in a downtrodden area of Kings Cross. What started as a … Continue reading

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The seven best corporate mascots for the Australian government

First published in Time Out Sydney 22 May 2014. Art by Robert Polmear Dear the Internet, You know what changes hearts and minds? Mascots! That’s why McDonalds have launched their new mascot Happy – a gaping red box, playing on the … Continue reading

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