It would be all too easy to dismiss the Immigration Minister as a buffoon and a fool. But to do so would be a mistake.
It’s barely two weeks since the Great Protectionist Donald Trump was elected as US President, and already the major parties in Australia have fallen into step by throwing up the barricades to establish Fortress Australia.
The biggest question mark of the week hangs over Australia’s populist conservatives who’ve been emboldened by the angry white wave of disgruntlement that swept Donald Trump into office.
If there was a theme running through the shambles that was politics this past week, it was self-delusion.
The next few weeks are absolutely critical for political players – they need to lodge their preferred perception in the minds of Australian voters before the nation knocks off for the long break.
The sorry reality is that lies are one variation of the myriad ways in which politicians bend the truth to scare voters away from the competition.
If there was one moment that summed up the unmitigated disaster that was the Turnbull government’s first week back in Parliament, it was that witnessed by Sky News viewers on Thursday evening.
So here we are, only three weeks after an election at which voters made it clear we’d grown tired of the major parties and their shenanigans. And yet the silly political games continue. A record 23 per cent of Australians voted for candidates from non-major parties this election. Instead of recognising this voting trend as […]
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With the election hanging in the balance, it is difficult to see a safe path for Malcolm Turnbull to navigate through the minefield that he alone has created.