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Sliding down the democracy table

I recall a study that came out nearly a year ago, ranking countries by the strength of their democracy. This was before the whole carbon tax fiasco. Norway has been ranked the world’s most democratic nation followed by Iceland, Denmark, … Continue reading

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Fighting Democracy

The Gillard government celebrated a great victory yesterday. Normally when politicians achieve such a victory it is against powerful lobby groups, opposing ideologies, vocal minorities and parliamentarians on the other side of the house. These victories establish their image as strong-willed … Continue reading

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Labor’s ill-founded celebrations

As the parliament defied the will of the people yesterday, we saw Gillard, Rudd, Emerson, Wong, Brown and Bandt celebrating this treachery. This guy certainly isn’t celebrating. Father of two Craig Flanigan, who has worked at the Hazelwood power plant for 24 … Continue reading

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Celebrating the subversion of democracy

We believed you, Julia, and you betrayed us. The Herald Sun has a picture of her embracing Kevin Rudd, celebrating having broken her word to the Australian people. Near that same picture is a poll that says 78% of readers are … Continue reading

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Parliament spits on the people

I had been holding out hope that a Labor MP with a conscience would respect the will of his or her electorate and cross the floor on the carbon dioxide tax. In hindsight, it was a misguided hope. THE Gillard … Continue reading

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Three strikes against democracy

The Gillard government continues to show disdain for the Australian democratic process. They already had two strikes, now there’s a third. Strike One! The lie. Gillard went into the last election promising “there will be no carbon tax under the government … Continue reading

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Can we vote on this tax at some point?

Australia has not voted on the carbon tax. We have not had our say. Doesn’t matter to labor and the greens, we’re going to get it anyway. And now, when we do get a chance to vote on the carbon … Continue reading

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Efforts worthy of Respect

Few people get under my skin more than Jill Singer. Well, she’s at it again, doing what she does best. And that’s what this protest really had at its heart: the refusal to accept that the Coalition got voted out, … Continue reading

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Can’t keep democracy down

We got a government who took power by lying to us, and now they are paying the price. On this, the anniversary of the lie, we have seen over two thousand hit Canberra to express their anger at what we … Continue reading

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It’s “There will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead” Day

Today marks one year since Julia Gillard promised that “there will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead”. While she and Swan both said similar things four times, this is the one that stuck in our minds. … Continue reading

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