Ah, I love a divided house
It’s old news that the Coalition parties won a big majority in last year’s general election in New South Wales. The Liberals and the Nationals had spent 16 years in the political wilderness and approached every election since 1995, until the last one, with the uneasy feeling that they were doomed to four more years in opposition.
So after March 2011, you’d have thought Coalition MPs in NSW were the happiest cohort of their species.
But no, for them it is [...]
Gingrich did what he does best: framing his ego
Today's edition of "My Shout" comes from Andy Brack, a leading progressive political campaigner and commentator based in Charleston, South Carolina. He writes on the reasons behind Newt Gingrich's victory in the Republican Presidential primary held on the weekend.
Andy was press secretary to Democratic Sen. Fritz Hollings, Fritz Hollings, and has run for Congress for the Democrats. No one knows South Carolina better than Andy Brack - his insights into the Gingrich -v- Romney [...]
Election Funding Law Watch
Last year I raised concerns about the slant of legislation introduced by the New South Wales Government to change election funding rules. The changes proposed by the conservative government would ban [...]
For anyone interested in politics, democratic upheaval and regime change, 2011 was one of the most eventful years in recent history.
2012 will also be interesting, as events unfold in countries like Syria, and as almost one third of the world’s nations go to the polls or transfer power to new faces, as we’ve seen in China.
Fareed Zakaria of CNN and a regular guest of Jon Stewart’s on The Daily Show,
Bruce Hawker Replies To George Brandis
George Brandis's shrill reply to my call for bipartisanship on refugee policy (click here for the link) shows what a raw nerve this issue is becoming for the Opposition. › more