I’ve deliberately stayed out of political commentary for some time now. I see little point in commentating on political differences between the two major parties in Australia because essentially there are none.
Where has the Australian Labor Party of my youth vanished to? Where is the Party and the people of the 1970′s and `80′s which adhered to time-honoured and honourable Labor dictums like fairness, equality, justice and above all else, that innate sense of egalitarianism? How can a Labor Prime Minister nominate and effectively pre-select as a Senate candidate, a person who isn’t even a member of her Party? And why should this even arise as a circumstance? Since when does the ALP reside in one person? Where is the Labor Caucus? I don’t care if said nominee is black, white or brindle; [...]
Today’s editorial appearing in The Melbourne Age. It speaks not volumes, but libraries of volumes. There is a better way forward. Australia has no need of dog-whistling, bible-thumping, narrow-minded political opportunists or poll-driven, electorally fearful and inconsistent leadership as representatives in our Parliament. We need people of character, moral standing and a willingness to stand by their genuine Australian ethos. Australia doesn’t need A change…..Australia simply needs TO change.
I wrote yesterday that I was disengaging from observation and commentary of the political process in Australia, until the next election, due in November 2013.
Y’know, I haven’t bothered posting anything here of a political nature for some time now, primarily because I’m so bloody tired of the overall behaviour of the body politick in Australia.
A Red Letter Day for Radio National Breakfast!
I agree with Michelle Grattan’s op-ed, but for entirely different reasons.
I wrote earlier this month about the Labor Party I’d like to see.
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would be a disaster,