They Called It ‘Hobson’s Choice’

For the increasingly diminishing number of citizens who still can manage any interest in the poor excuse we have for politics in this State, the looming elections arouse some disconcerting questions. Should we vote for a party where the best that can be said for it is that it has experience in government? It’s dismal record ...

It’s Slipping Away ……

Think of every woman you’ve ever loved. Think of every woman you’ve ever known. Think of every woman you’ve ever seen. Think of every woman you’ve ever heard of. If they are in Australia, more than half of them have been sexually harassed. More than half of them. Just read the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.   Is there any ...

Is This Really The Best We Can Do?

If there was ever any doubt that our dismal crop of politicians act out of self interest rather than principle, it was removed today when we saw the final death and burying of any hope that an honourable application of the principle of ministerial responsibility might prevail in our parliaments. The PM's attitude has brought ...

Walt Disney Meets Hobson’s Choice

  Job Vacancy – Premier of the State of SA   Applicant #1 – Jay Weatherill. Biggest achievements – UNPRECEDENTED run of making SA’s level of unemployment the highest in Australia, RECORD levels of turmoil and mismanagement in the Health sector, HIGHEST electricity prices in the world, STATEWIDE factory and industry closures, HALF - HEARTED support for ICAC, INCOMPETENCE ...

Weatherill’s Parallel Universe – Oakden and Ministerial Responsibility

The Theory: Ministerial responsibility is an oath taken by ministers that makes them accountable to the Parliament. It is central to the Parliamentary system because it ensures the accountability of the government to the legislature and so, to the people. This differs from the collective responsibility of Cabinet which demands that members of the Cabinet must publicly ...

Another Downpayment for the PM’s Job

In a dishonourable capitulation to right wing pressure to change s.18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Prime Minister Turnbull has given the green light to all those who think it is fine to insult, offend and humiliate their fellow Australians. In support of this Prime Ministerial imprimatur and institutional endorsement of bigotry, the PM, in true Orwellian speak, ...

Last Gasp Government

    So the government has stirred from its slumber and has actually recognized that the State has been poorly served in its supply of energy.   It should be congratulated for recognizing the need to act, however belatedly. No South Australian would deny that something had to be done and, in time, the full analysis of their proposed ...

Honesty In Leadership

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In this age of disappearing animal species, the degradation of our environment and the loss of such wondrous creations as the Great Barrier Reef, there has been a radical erosion in a basic human value that has been overlooked.   Truth, as a value, is now entrenched on the list of endangered species.   We have known propaganda, jingoism, ...