For the first time since it was proclaimed as Australia's national anthem on April 19, 1984, Advance Australia Fair has been tinkered with.
Our 30th Prime Minister is bowling along quite successfully after both a surprising promotion to the Liberal leadership and an even more surprising election victory two and a half years ago.
A Twitter incident from last Wednesday last week reveals a few interesting things about the Queensland state government and modern politics
Presented with two parties offering no clear vision of the future, voters opted for certainty by voting for incumbents and voting for border closures.
Annastacia Palaszczuk has support for her COVID stance, but is still struggling to do better than last election. Much worse and Queensland will have a minority government.
Holgate had erred in blending the cultures of the corporate sector and those of the public. It was sufficient to put some government members into a more than irritable mood.
In a way it is encouraging that the government has thrown away the book on neo-liberal orthodoxy.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s tough border policies are winning support from up to three quarters of Queenslanders but that might not be enough in itself to clinch the October 31 election.
The next time the 1934 calendar is a mirror image will be in 2029 and God willing, Fred Nile will be 95 years old.
Election time is approaching in the ACT and in Queensland, with Western Australia early in 2021.
'No money for state roads and now giving taxpayers' money to churches, who don't even pay taxes. Deb Frecklington thanks for the 2 free kicks today.'
One side of the dispute, which continues, says that they show how the Queen was deeply involved in the dismissal. The other says that the letters absolve the Palace from any involvement.