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Category Archives: Political Musings
Last week Western Sydney University had its September graduations. It is always an important event for those graduating, their families and also the university – something that it true for all universities. It is an event that the University takes seriously … Continue reading
It is hard to imagine that a few months have already passed since the federal election. One of the reasons that it feels so recent is that it was only just decided. In fact, the Senate puzzle was only sorted over the … Continue reading
The decision of the majority of the population to leave the European Union – or the so-called ‘Brexit’ – has sent shockwaves around the world. It seems that very few people expected this to actually happen: even the leaders … Continue reading
In a fantastic piece written for Fairfax, columnists Peter Hartcher presents a compelling argument for the decline of Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity. He argues that there are two types of leaders: Standard transactional leaders: that it, you vote for me and … Continue reading
When I was at school and we did history lessons, we learnt that Australia was an ’empty land’ and that it ‘belonged to no-one – a terra nulls. Yes, there were Aboriginal people here but they were considered nomadic, uncivilised and … Continue reading