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Cash strapped Clive Palmer Sues former Party Allies

Cash strapped mining magnate Clive Palmer is suing former Senators Glenn Lazarus and Jacqui Lambie to recoup money the Palmer United Party (PUP) spent on their respective election campaigns… 596 more words

Australian Politics

The closemindedness of the left

Last weekend saw the re-election of the New South Wales Liberal Premier Mike Baird.

Naturally, this was an expected decision. After all, Premier Baird is a popular premier with a winning smile. 369 more words


Gang Of One: The Divisive "Core Beliefs" Of Jacqui Lambie's Party

POSSIBLY THE STUPIDEST PERSON ever elected to an Australian Parliament — mercenary Senator Jacqui Lambie — has chosen to emulate other deluded pathology cases, and to start an eponymous political party; said to be built on “core beliefs,” the Jacqui Lambie Network aspires to advance a narrow, contradictory, divisive agenda. 1,598 more words


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has taken measures to expel fellow Labor MP Billy Gordon today after it was revealed his criminal record lacked substance.

Queensland politics has traditionally prided itself on a staunch history of corruption and illegality, hence according to the current leader, Mr Gordon’s dangerously anorexic criminal past will simply not do. 147 more words


A brief musical interlude

I had a brief musical interlude last night.

I’ve deleted most of last night’s musical self-indulgence because I want to keep this blog’s focus on political comment. 38 more words

Australian Politics

GST: Hockey Reform Paper To Champion Consumption Tax Rise

IN A U-urn, Treasurer Joe Hockey says he will explore changes to the base and rate of GST in examining possible reforms to Australia’s tax system, and whilst this is commendable — and shows a more realistic approach to budget reform — the probability Labor will scuttle any constructive proposal remains high. 776 more words