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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.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 24/10/2016 - 29 comments
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.
by Gary Brown - 21/10/2016 - 18 comments
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.
by William Hill - 21/09/2016 - 13 comments
A group with formal party status, however, should understand that it has duties to the parliament that extend beyond those of an individual member.
by Richard Laidlaw - 19/09/2016 - 41 comments
While both parties have rebuked Sam Dastyari, and Labor is talking about banning foreign donations, neither is interested in substantive reform.
by Max Atkinson - 13/09/2016 - 3 comments
On October 15th the citizens of the Australian Capital Territory will go to the polls to elect their representatives, and through them their government.
by Don Aitkin - 12/09/2016 - 10 comments
Will 'the gay vote' have an influence in the upcoming City of Sydney Council elections?
by Garry Wotherspoon - 7/09/2016 - 9 comments
Belief in the substance of ethics and morality is an inconvenience, to the promotion and advancement of self, a catechism of the Right.
by Bruce Haigh - 31/08/2016 - 17 comments
Pauline Hanson would have won under any system. One Nationís vote of 9.14 per cent in Queensland means that Hanson comfortably achieved a quota in her own right.
by Gideon Rozner - 30/08/2016 - 12 comments
There is also a need to explain just how bad the present system is, with no limits on spending by multi-millionaires like Clive Palmer, and no constraints on donations from any source.
by Max Atkinson - 26/08/2016 - 10 comments
Labor may even take a conciliatory approach on some issues, because it doesn't want to be seen as obstructionist and sees an opportunity to make Bill Shorten look like a Prime Minister in waiting.
by David Leyonhjelm - 22/08/2016 - 13 comments
The absurd argument was that Australia should forego an increase in wages, investment, incomes, employment and economic growth just because some foreigners might receive a benefit.
by Michael Potter - 12/08/2016 - 3 comments


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