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LGBTIQA+ vote

Bill Rutkin looks at the changing pattern of the LGBTIQA+ vote in the 2022 federal election. He believes the major parties must learn lessons they assiduously avoided over the course of the last government. Both major political parties and all the analysts steadfastly refuse to see the woods for Australia’s brightly coloured, autumnal trees. Last …

far-right moderate apologists

While focussing on Labor’s diminished vote, many miss that this election Australians overwhelmingly voted for progressive politics. Despite a clumsy attempt at contriving an ‘anti-woke’ revolution, Labor, the Greens and the independents enjoyed a huge combined swing. The far-right and their moderate apologists suffered a massive defeat. Apology: Last night, a writer for this publication …

Scott Morrison 2022 federal election

The bloodbath for the Liberal Party at the 2022 federal election proved Australia a more tolerant country than the government headed by Scott Morrison assumed. Morrison now risks displacing Billy McMahon from his proud placement as the worst prime minister in Australian history. The winners: Labor who will form government. But with a swing against …

trevor evans madonna Jarrett stephen bates

With 36.1% of the votes counted in the seat of Brisbane, Madonna Jarrett for Labor and Stephen Bates for the Greens are neck and neck with 27.8% each of the vote. The LNP’s Trevor Evans on 37.4% seems unlikely to hold the seat. Meanwhile, the Greens seem likely to win the neighbouring seat of Griffith …

Simon Holmes à Court deves bodyguard jabe hume zali steggall

Australians pride ourselves on our healthy democracy. Indeed, we tell ourselves we’d never turn out like Russia or the US. But looking at images of Katherine Deves’ bodyguard in action and examining the Jane Hume v Simon Holmes à Court video makes one wonder. So, while we wait for the votes to be counted, check …

scomophobe

The SMH yesterday reported that the Katherine Deves campaign is run out of the Prime Minister’s office. Of course, the office of the scomophobe denied it. However, former John Howard media advisor and respected political reporter, Nike Savva, stood by her report. Niki Savva also described the recent ‘carefully stage-managed retraction’ by Deves on Sky …

deves circus scotty

Scotty’s Deves circus rolled into Western Sydney today with the Liberal candidate for Warringah raced out of a party rally by burly bodyguards despite no discernible risk to her safety. Well, other than the threat of having to answer questions from journalists. Forgive me but I’ve been playing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Oh What A Circus’ …

australian christian lobby

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has distributed flyers targeting MPs who crossed the floor to amend the religious discrimination bill. Complaints to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) allege the ACL has infringed rules regarding political campaigning by registered charities. The ACL flyers target NSW Liberals Trent Zimmerman, Dave Sharma, and Fiona Martin as …

playing the nazi card captain's pick Katherine Deves save women's sport

Scott Morrison’s captain’s pick for the federal seat of Warringah surfaced briefly for a media-free invite-only Politics at the Pub event Friday night. However, while she generally stays secluded from public view, another deleted Tweet emerged showing Katherine Deves playing the Nazi card again. Remember when we couldn’t escape candidates for federal office during an …

Eric Abetz the C-word

It looks like there will be no political resurrection this election year for longtime Liberal senator Eric Abetz. Abetz goes into the 2022 election relegated to the difficult-to-win third spot on the Tasmanian Liberal Senate ticket. So, for what will history remember Senator Eric Abetz? First, of course, his relentless opposition to every single reform …

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