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27 May, 2019

The vote is in and it hurt. The polls did not pick up on the impact of Clive Palmer’s astonishing expenditure of between $60 and $80 million dollars on ads attacking the ALP because it happened so late in the campaign. Add this to the tens of millions of dollars spent by the Liberal Party on its disinformation campaigns and... Read more


12 March, 2019

The newly formed anti-corruption party the Democratic Reform Alliance (DRA) is calling for all candidates in this year’s federal election to unite in calling for a Royal Commission into the endemic political corruption and institutional conflicts of interest in the political practices of the major parties who control government.Chief Political Advisor for the DRA and former Leader of the Australian... Read more


09 January, 2019

Our politicians have well defined career life-cycles. From initial employment in party approved training positions through to retirement or ejection from the Parliament, the life-cycle of a major party politician is a well trodden pathway. The key to career advancement is loyal unquestioning service of the party, with the interests of the party often conflicting with the interest of the... Read more


04 January, 2019

The Liberal Party of Australia and the Australian Labor Party are equally broken and no longer perform the roles they are required to play in a representative democracy. The parties are awash in corporate and branded cash and are also generously funded by the state. They have become self-perpetuating creatures of the state they seek to govern. What should political... Read more


04 January, 2019

Why do people run for office for a major party? Who is your elected representative? Where is your local representative on their career pathway? To be blunt, in the majority of cases budding politicians join the major parties to access party patronage and advance political careers. A life in politics opens a range of lucrative perks and lurks not available... Read more


04 January, 2019

The Liberal Party of Australia has forgotten the forgotten people and the light on the hill is definitively out for the Australian Labor Party. The parties no longer represent the people they purport to represent. The Liberal Party of Australia is not liberal, and the Australian Labor Party no longer represents labour. Neither party is committed to implementing its formal... Read more


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