Saturday, 31 January 2015
[“Andrew” a Liberal Party voter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a recorded 3AW radio Mornings segment]
Friday, 30 January 2015
This is the most revealing political response to media questioning since Tony Abbott's silent head bobbing incident.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Abbott’s response to the public response in The Age on 28 January 2015:
Disgraced former Nationals MP for Clarence, Steve Cansdell, attempted to spin his second thoughts in The Daily Examiner on 21 January 2015:
In the end when nominations closed there was only one candidate, so the by-election was cancelled and, the only nominee was elected by default.
Popular opinion is that people were not putting up their hands to serve as an elected councillor because democracy had finally died within Clarence Valley Council in October 2011 and, no-one wanted to be involved with what is perceived locally as dysfunctional decision making.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The year doesn’t seem to have started well – each day brings unwelcome news of one kind or another. So here is a little quiet joy for those who: have to go to the ballot box twice this year; cannot bear to hear another politician say “I promise”; despair that they’ll find suitable care for an aging relative; dread the next electricity bill; worry about what the future holds for their unemployed child; found out they need to be hospitalised; are worn down counting the cents at the end of the week and never hundred dollars bills; as well as those silently pleading for a decent break from January’s heat.
It would appear that the average Labor voter does have a different view of the world from his/her Liberal or Nationals counterpart.
Labor voters have a higher than average trust in the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). Liberal-Nationals supporters have more trust than the average in all news sources - except possibly the ABC.
Labor voters have a higher than average trust in environment groups and trade unions. While Liberal-Nationals supporters have more trust than the average in institutions such as the Reserve Bank, Parliament, religious organisations and, in business groups.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Six ICAC recommendations concerning election funding which are never likely to be endorsed by a NSW government
Monday, 26 January 2015
Victorian radio station 3AW released this video of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott taking a call from Liberal Party member Andrew McNabb during its Mornings program of 21 January 2015: