Chaos

Monday, 11 August 2014   State of the parties, The Australian state   13 comments 

We are talking not about a threat from overseas, than Australians going overseas to spread their chaos in other countries.

A hollow debate

Monday, 7 April 2014   The Australian state   21 comments 

The government has tried to use libertarian arguments to nullify and roll back a piece of anti-racist legislation but has nowhere to take it back to.

The last six years have shown that what asylum seekers have more to be concerned about is an insecure, out of control political class that targets the most vulnerable to make itself look in command.

The left have been portraying Indonesia as the victim and Australia as the bully but the reality is more the reverse.

Action

Monday, 30 September 2013   Tactics, The Australian state   12 comments 

The problem Abbott faces is that there are real barriers to implementing his program but behind him is a party of which some sections are determined to make sure he does.

“We will decide” was a phoney bit of Australian unilateralism made possible at a time of that phoney bit of US unilateralism, the War on Terror.

Who would better know how to expose a failed a policy than those who proposed it?

The Oakeshott Bill removed even further protections for asylum seekers in what is already one of the most anti-immigrant pieces of legislation in the developed world.

What a farce looks like

Saturday, 28 January 2012   The Australian state   13 comments 

All we needed was a Canberra farce and we have all we need to know.

How do you change racial provisions in the Constitution when the entire infrastructure of land rights is based on it?

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