Friday 27th of February 2015

John Richardson's blog

good government .....

good government .....

that sinking feeling .....

that sinking feeling .....

from PoliticOz ….

je suis Tonee …..

je suis Tonee …..

from PoliticOz …..

Je suis Hizb ut-Tahrir ….

Je suis Hizb ut-Tahrir ….

Australian media is full of suggestions that the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, will ban Hizb ut-Tahrir as part of his national security announcement this Monday.

ring around the rosy ....

ring around the rosy .....

The NSW Freedom Ride saw student activists tackle racist discrimination against Aboriginal people - a fight that continues today, writes Lachlan Marshall

in search of good government ....

in search of good government .....

the politics of hate .....

the politics of hate .....

from PoliticOz …..

regulatory capture .....

regulatory capture .....

Joe Hockey, Australia’s most hated Treasurer (and that’s just within the Liberal party room), is committed to cracking down on tax avoidance.

So much so that he decided a few weeks ago not to proceed with former Labor government proposals to stop big business claiming legitimate interest deductions against exempt income. It would be too hard to do.

on message ....

on message .....

from PoliticOz ….

neoliberal necrophiliacs …..

neoliberal necrophiliacs …..

Week one (or should that be weak one?) of good government in Australia has gone well hasn’t it? After his near death experience in the party room meeting last Monday when 39 of his own colleagues out of 100 voted for none of the above in a leadership ballot – ah OK, it was a spill motion to declare Abbott’s position as Prime Minister vacant – it has been all up, up and away for the good government that Abbott then promised.

checking mugshots ....

checking mugshots .....

Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser has launched a scathing attack on Tony Abbott and his Government over its treatment of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and, in particular, its president Gillian Triggs.

same costumes, same puch ....

same costumes, same punch .....

je suis Charlie ....

je suis Charlie ....

According to both The Guardian and The Australian, New South Wales police (the ones currently having a few major differences between Deputy Commissioners) think it is OK to pepper spray protesters.

closing the gap .....

closing the gap .....

As the lights go down at the Belvoir Theatre, an elderly man with a wonderful white beard leads other actors in a recalled presentation to a Royal Commission.

In 1874 the Victorian government moved to close an economically successful enterprise at Coranderrk, near Healesville. Nearby farmers protested the land was too valuable for Aboriginal people.

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