Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part One

This post is going to concentrate on issues about the Liberal party of Australia, concentrating first on that of the Victorian Liberal Party followed but that of the Federal Party. It will be a six-part post, starting on the 31st of December 2018 and finishing on the 8th of January 2019. Enjoy. The Victorian Liberal Party has historically been a force within the state, once … Continue reading Explaining the Liberal Mess – Part One

FFF – The $7 Donation

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in the wonderful world of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the news that the Trump Foundation, the ‘philanthropic’ side to Trump’s personality, has been shut down due to continued and gross illegality in the use of the charity’s funds. The most egregious example is a $25,000 donation to the re-election campaign of Florida … Continue reading FFF – The $7 Donation

The Liberal’s Ticking Time-Bomb

The youth of Australia have become more visibly active in the political sphere, their voices booming through the streets of our major cities demanding action on climate change, refugees and LGBTIQA rights. While some may contend it is a part of a growing activist culture, representing the attitudes of a minority and sending children to the “dole queue”, it is rather evidence of the malcontent … Continue reading The Liberal’s Ticking Time-Bomb

FFF – Non potes tangere

DISCLAIMER: This FFF is inspired by (completely ripped off from) the fortnightly ‘About the House’ newsletter of the Australian House of Representatives. This week’s question comes in the wake of a rare event in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Member for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, picked up the Mace and attempted to remove it from the Chamber. This prompted quite a few … Continue reading FFF – Non potes tangere

Where to now

There is a question I wanted to ask Julie Bishop at the lecture, but never got the opportunity to,  it read as followed. “I consider myself a moderate Liberal, but the growth of the ‘Moral Conservatives’ and anti-intellectualism is deeply concerning and disenchanting to the point I no longer recognise myself in the party. Is there a future, that you see, where the party moves … Continue reading Where to now

FFF – “Jumbo”

Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, taking over the White House after John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He was well known for being the President who lead the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1968 the appointment of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the creation of food stamp programs and … Continue reading FFF – “Jumbo”

“I’m f**king done”

7:28 PM – Saturday, November 24th, 2 Hall St – VEC Voting Centre After watching a series of ballots come in for the safe seat of Hawthorn, a seat that has been Liberal since inception and has previously held the Leader of the Liberal Party – Ted Baillieu for 16 years – it was clear that something was up. The usual 8.6%+ margin expected for … Continue reading “I’m f**king done”