With ICAC’s Operation Spicer having recently drawn to a close, many people around New South Wales (and Australia as a whole) have been wondering over recent weeks just how deep the taint of corruption has reached within both state and federal politics over recent years. From coal loaders & “Black Ops” in Newcastle through to property development […]
A Transgender journey “In My Shoes” – To Parliament House in Canberra and back again…..
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting a short film on Transgender Youth to a group of politicians, staffers and other dignitaries at Parliament House in Canberra. This group, otherwise known as the “Parliamentary Friends of LGBTI Australians”, focuses heavily on improving the lives of all Australians who are a part […]
Here we go again…. Politics, Impartiality and the ABC
Over the past 24 hours, there’s been quite a stir within the Australian media about a series of comments that Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently made on the Sydney radio program of 2GB’s controversial morning shock jock, Ray Hadley. Utilising parts of the interview to pander to some of his more vocal supporters (and ABC […]
Albanese admitted his leading role in the deposing of Gillard on Election Night…..
Earlier today, the following exchange between Barrie Cassidy and The Hon. Anthony Albanese took place about loyalty on the ABC’s Insiders program, in relation to The Hon. Kevin Rudd and the overthrow of Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier this year. This statement by Mr Albanese is in stark contrast to his comments on the […]
If Rudd is serious about cleaning up NSW Labor, then Albanese and Cameron need addressing….
Early on Sunday morning on the ABC’s Insiders program, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the following statement to Barrie Cassidy in response to a question on the health of the Australian Labor Party and the current election campaign: Thirdly, I think we also saw something wrong happening in the Labor Party. We’ve seen of course […]
We seriously need to talk about Kevin’s undisclosed income….
With Kevin Rudd’s return to the Prime Ministers’ Office, there’s been a whole raft of questions that have arisen about the state of the Federal wing of the Australian Labour Party. From Jessica Rudd raising the heckles of a lot of members of both the Public Service and the Press Gallery within Parliament House through […]
A peruse through Prime Minister Gillard’s financial interests……
One of the more peculiar things that I’ve noticed about the current parliament is that nobody’s done a really thorough analysis of Prime Minister Julia Gillard‘s Pecuniary Interests (aka “Members’ Interests”) over the course of the past three years. While there’s been the occasional reference to her house in the Electorate of Lalor and Mr […]
The Turnbulls and an investment in the NBN…..
If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me, it’s that both state and federal politicians don’t think that people check their pecuniary interests, policy statements and voting records, then contrast them against the business interests that said politicians and their families hold. Take The Honourable Shadow Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and his […]
Why I owe our Parliamentarians (including Tony Abbott) an apology….
As many of you would know, during the last election I wrote an article about The Honourable Tony Abbott MP and some audio that I found of him from his tenure at the University of Sydney during the late 1970’s. Within that article, I asked Mr Abbott and all of his colleagues in parliament to […]