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Entries from February 18th, 2008

A tale of two Speakers

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Posts

After a week overwhelmed by Mr. Rudd’s apology speech and the odd fusion of joy, relief and pride that it had finally been made, with sadness and humility in the face of previous wrongs and future challenges in indigenous affairs, a focus on more humdrum political¬†events has been hard to re-establish.¬† But rather than reiterate [...]

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Our representatives’ web presence rated

February 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Posts

Ryan rates right up at the top of the list for broadband connections and young student voters. You would expect, therefore, that our elected representatives, from Councillor to Senators, would make a fair stab at maintaining an on-line presence. Below I provide the following for each of my Council, State and Federal representatives: a link [...]

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Anna Bligh should not have appointed Mike Kaiser

February 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Posts

I’ll make this short and simple. Anna Bligh, who has been an impressive minister and premier, was absolutely wrong to aid the political rehabilitation of Mike Kaiser by appointing him as her Chief of Staff. When people in the political arena get drunk and disorderly, their offence is mostly a personal one. When they take [...]

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