It was only two days ago that we, the Year 12’s of Victoria, received University offers. Whether they are first preferences, second preferences or even further down the list, it’s an emotional day for some or a meeting of expectations for others. Compared to the day we received our ATAR, it’s less of an ‘event’ despite being, potentially, more vital than the score itself. The … Continue reading University, here we come!
READ PART FIVE HERE I mentioned the cycle of moderate members being pushed out, making the party more conservative and thus pushing more moderates out. This cycle is having an effect on the party from its Young Liberals and Uni Membership – the future movers and shakers of the party. Sitting down with the President of the Melbourne University Liberal Club (MULC) gave me a … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part Six
READ PART FOUR HERE Next question! Question (from memory): “Last week we saw Labor playing politics with national security. How do we get the message to the Australian people and in particular Victorians, that national security matters?” Josh Frydenberg (from memory): “We know in Victoria, from the attack how real the terrorist threat is. There have been seven terrorist attacks in Australia since 2013, there’s … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part Five
On June 19th, 1971, Richard Nixon announced “drug abuse” as America’s “public enemy number one”. This sparked a worldwide movement to crack down on the supply and consumption of illicit substances, including here in Australia. This, at the time, seemed justified. The 60s produced a vibrant counterculture amongst the youth leading to increased consumption of hallucinogens. The 70s brought heroin from American troops stationed in … Continue reading Australia Needs Pill Testing, NOW!
READ PART THREE HERE In a recent Kooyong meeting I attended, the seat once held by Robert Menzies himself and now held by the treasurer and deputy leader of the party Josh Frydenberg, a question was brought up as to why we are even a part of the Paris Climate agreement, another was brought up about medical evacuations of refugees. These were his responses: Question … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part Four
READ PART TWO HERE The little l’s currently occupy the traditional heartland of the Liberal Party, the south-east suburbs of Victoria. While spattered about in other states too, the Liberal’s have performed exceptionally well in those seats since the party was created. The little l’s believe in the values of the party wholeheartedly, but, take a more socially progressive lean, favouring policies such as letting … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part Three
READ PART ONE HERE Reading the ‘Quarterly Essay’ for the January quarter this year revealed an interesting perspective on the state of the economy, politics, society and neo-liberalism within a modern Australia. It insisted on tearing apart aspects of the Liberal party’s beliefs and actions, partly through quoting Sir Robert Menzies. One of those quotes read: The moment we establish, or perpetuate, the principle that … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part Two