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Politics

Not every untruth is a lie.

The following is an article posted at the AIMN Network back in 2013.  I’m bringing it home where it belongs. It contains a couple of now out-of-date references to Abbott but you can apply them to whomever you desire.

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Was Turnbull Right about Rudd?

In short, yes he was, but we may never know if his reasons were sound or not.  Like so many other aspects of his political life, he may have done the right thing by accident.  

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The Parlous State of Oz Political Journalism

You’d think the Wizard would have it sorted by now that he can’t control the Elphaba narrative if he doesn’t exercise proper superintendence over the flying monkeys and make them work even harder at those keyboards …

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Has Social Media Lost It?

For me that question is simultaneously complex and simple; simultaneously self-evident and yet invalid. Such is the heterogeneity of social media – and I guess the nebulosity of the meaning of “it”.

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Well, that was depressing.

The election result, that is. Then again, I suppose that’s only true if you voted Labor, Greens or any of the progressive minor parties or anyone that came nowhere, much like the progressive minor parties. For Coalition voters and members … Continue reading

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Yes, Labor can win an election in 2016

For months now it’s seemed as though the Labor Party’s political fortunes rested on factors almost entirely out of its control, i.e. the fortunes of the Coalition. Shorten seemed to many to be a dud, a mistake not of their … Continue reading

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The New Politics of the Right

The Federal Election of September 7, 2013 was one fought on a psychological rather than policy battlefield. Policy matters were almost an after thought, a distraction from the real game in play.  It was all about hearts and minds.  Of … Continue reading

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