The dust is yet to settle on Brexit and Donald Trump's presidential victory but Australia's own deplorables are already out in force beating their chests.
A McKinsey & Co report released called 'Why diversity matters' revealed that companies with diverse workforces are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors.
Australian working class people have been mute because contemporary politics gives them no way of telling it.
An even clearer forerunner of Brexit and Mr. Trumpís ascendancy was the 1999 referendum on the republic.
Listed in order of serving, my top rung consists of Barton, Deakin, Curtin, Chifley, Menzies, Hawke, Keating and Howard.
Along with most other shooters, however, I also believe that pump action shotguns of up to five rounds magazine capacity should never have been banned.
It takes a fair bit to rouse a long-retired and happily inactive defence analyst from his torpor, but the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, has succeeded in doing just that.
The supporters of Hanson, Xenophon, Lambie and Katter do not feel that the present arrangements in parliament are working for them and we should not rush to dismiss them.
A group with formal party status, however, should understand that it has duties to the parliament that extend beyond those of an individual member.
While both parties have rebuked Sam Dastyari, and Labor is talking about banning foreign donations, neither is interested in substantive reform.
On October 15th the citizens of the Australian Capital Territory will go to the polls to elect their representatives, and through them their government.
Will 'the gay vote' have an influence in the upcoming City of Sydney Council elections?