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Australian Politics and Society

The Colossus of Cabramatta – Part Three (The Dismissal)

Myth # 3 – “The dismissal was a constitutional crime, a grievous injustice, and a vicious attack on our entire democracy” (The ALPs old guard) The old class warriors of … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Colossus of Cabramatta – Part Two

Myth # 2: “Gough stuffed the economy, blew the budget, and made a mess of the joint” (The Liberals) The Liberals love this one. Only the last part of it … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Colossus of Cabramatta – Part One

It’s easy to score points off a dead man. They rarely put up a fight. All sides of the political spectrum have come out swinging cheap shots since Gough Whitlam’s … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Barry’s Circle Jerk: Alcohol Summit 2014

“Circle Jerk: 1) When a group of males sit in a circle, jerking each other off 2) When a bunch of blowhards – usually politicians – get together for a debate but … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

RIP Sydney: 1788 – 2014

Barry O’Farrell, the NSW premier, head of the self-proclaimed “Liberal” party – a political ideology dedicated to the rights and liberties of individuals and businesses – has just announced his … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 39 Comments

Alcohol: A Product Fellas Gotta Have

By Nick Kenny. If you live in Australia, chances are you’ve had a bender. Chances are you’ve hit the town on a Friday or Saturday night at some stage, and … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Fear and Loathing in the Land Down Under

By Nick Kenny  “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share” – Advance Australia Fair, second verse. Thousands upon thousands, impoverished and desperate, climbing onboard some awkward … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 2 Comments
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