Daniel Andrews needs to turn things around and quickly

The Victorian Government led by Premier Daniel Andrews is starting to look like another one-term government. Just over two years ago, the Premier was able to topple a one-term government, something which had not been done in Victoria since 1955. The ALP rode in on a wave of voter discontent for the Bailieu-Napthine government which… Continue reading Daniel Andrews needs to turn things around and quickly

Is Tony Abbott genuine in his Hazelwood plea – or just playing politics – or both?

Former Prime Minister and current government backbencher Tony Abbott has made an eleventh hour plea for the federal and Victorian governments to provide a multimillion dollar bailout to stop the Hazelwood coal mine from closing. This morning Mr Abbott’s opinion piece calling for the bailout was published in several News Limited papers. He also took… Continue reading Is Tony Abbott genuine in his Hazelwood plea – or just playing politics – or both?

Changes to 18 C – are they now dead, buried and cremated?

The Turnbull governments plan to amend section 18 C of the Racial Discrimination Act has failed to attract a majority of crossbench senators. Nick Xenophon and his colleagues will vote with Tasmanian Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie, the Greens and the Labor party to strike down the amendments. For sometime, sections of the Liberal party have… Continue reading Changes to 18 C – are they now dead, buried and cremated?