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Lack of judgement? Blame the staff.

Last week the opposition leader, Tony Abbott, again found himself in an uncomfortable situation regarding his surroundings. On a routine political visit to a factory he was photographed, wearing the de rigeur bright yellow vest and safety goggles, while being … Continue reading

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An open letter to Tony Abbott

An open letter to the Hon Mr Tony Abbott MP Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition (they are still loyal, aren’t they?) 24th March, 2011 Dear Mr Abbott When the Prime Minister announced her government’s plans to tax carbon pollution … Continue reading

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Language and the Liberal leadership

A couple of years ago I was doing some part-time study at a language institute. After a couple of terms with one teacher, she informed the class one evening that she had been sacked and would not be returning the … Continue reading

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No time for gutter politics

Yesterday as north Queenslanders were trying to fortify their homes against the pending onslaught of cyclone Yasi, or taking shelter in evacuation centres where they would spend a sleepless night hoping that there would be something left of their town … Continue reading

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Abbott’s politicisation of the flood

With half of Queensland under water and  dramaticimages of people being evacuated from semi-submerged houses and cattle swimming across flooded paddocks being beamed around the world, Tony Abbott, reliable as ever, has pledged to build more dams.  Fortunately, Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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