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From ScoMo to Scummo in slippery steps

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A week is a long time in politics and last week must have seemed an eternity for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. That is if Morrison has any ability to reflect at all on his actions that have seen him go from ScoMo the affable to Scummo the slippery. Where the bloody […]

Fix NSW: The list goes on…

By Peter Hehir The State of NSW is really hurting and is sorely in need of repair. Just about everything that Glad the Impaler and her predecessor have had their hands on, has turned to shit. The assault on public institutions, from TAFE, to prisons and hospitals, to local councils, transport and the energy grid; […]

THE NAKED CITY – RETURN OF THE DINKUM POLITIK

Every political leader likes to have their own public persona. Kevin Rudd was happy to work his nerdish, studious appearance, giving the impression that every word he spoke was backed by meticulous research. Julia Gillard portrayed herself as a leader under siege but with the combative skills to fend off any attackers. Tony Abbott cultivated […]

Refugee Crisis, Australia’s shame

By John Moyle There are currently 27 children left on Nauru as ScoMo scrambles to rid the Federal Government of a highly emotive issue before elections next year. Even if all the children are off the island before Christmas, the episode of keeping asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention will be a blight that […]

THE NAKED CITY – AUSTRALIA’S POWER SAVIOUR!

It helped bring down a Prime Minister and remains a quagmire of ideological bickering and governmental indecision. The ongoing power debate, coal versus renewables, has yet to be resolved but help could be on the way – or to put it more correctly, ‘on the waves’. Russia has recently launched a floating power station equipped […]