Again, we’re discussing our poor welfare system, and Canberra’s inability to increase Newstart. Both parties have had their opportunities to move it, and they still do. Whether they will, is, unfortunately, a matter of discussion.
We didn’t get Peter Dutton as PM, but we did get a clone of Malcolm Turnbull in ScoMo. After all the mess, all the hurt and all the sniping, what have we won?
We never set out to be our parents, but whether we want to admit it or not, even the most notable of liberal minds are now dangerously close to Pa’s conservatism.
Jane Caro believes that the US Presidential election is not a battleground of clashing ideologies, but of gender roles in the new century.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap, touches on Malcolm Turnbull’s doublespeak, Shorten’s proposal and his ability to predict the future.
After experiencing two years of Tony Abbott’s government, Lachlan R. Dale elucidates the reasons why we may have reached a new low-point in Australian politics.
After the marriage equality decision, Rob Idol looks upon the recent history of democratic rule-bending and casts a no confidence vote.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap tackles the PM’s plan to investigate parliamentary entitlements, the awkward Abetz family past, friction in the Holy Land and the ongoing Trump funnies.
Brand-new TBS writer Ben Zerbe saw the progress at the Labor National Conference not on policy, but the internal politics shifting change from within.