If the Slipper Fits…

Australia is lurching headlong into a political scandal of the worst order. The current Speaker of the House of Representatives (the lower house in our bicameral parliamentary system), Peter Slipper [wiki], has temporarily resigned his position as a number of allegations against him are investigated. By all means go and read about them but be warned, […]

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Governments good and bad, and the Christian.

A couple of interesting things in the news this week that I'll contrive to cobble together. First, earlier this week the Queen visited Australia. Not Sydney, mind you. It resulted in this interesting gathering of ladies… Her Majesty is easy to spot. The lady in the curious blue stripes is the Prime MInister of Australia, Julia Gillard, […]

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Ju-Liar?

Julia Gillard [wiki], the Prime Ministern, getting a roasting from phone-in king Alan Jones [wiki]. Gillard had clearly promised before the last election that there would be no “carbon tax” introduced by any government that she was leading. Yesterday they put the legislation up at parliament. One of the soundest bits of advice in relationship counselling for […]

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