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The case was always going to be difficult to prove because it rested primarily on whether a casual reader would know 'beyond any doubt' that the unnamed cabinet minister was actually Porter.
Of course, for left of centre academia just being a so called ‘moderate’ like Peacock means everything, yet such praise misunderstands the complex nature of the Liberal Party.
by Scott Prasser - 31/05/2021 - 7 comments
When the Menzies Government was elected in 1949 two of the top four positions in the cabinet were held by Queenslanders.
by Jeffrey Wall - 25/05/2021 - 2 comments
Amanda Stoker is a Queensland Senator of immense talent, traditional views and spine. A rare combo in the Liberal Party these days.
by Paul Collits - 21/05/2021 - 33 comments
For the first time since it was proclaimed as Australia's national anthem on April 19, 1984, Advance Australia Fair has been tinkered with.
by Binoy Kampmark - 4/01/2021 - 20 comments
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.
by Don Aitkin - 16/12/2020 - 11 comments
A Twitter incident from last Wednesday last week reveals a few interesting things about the Queensland state government and modern politics
by Graham Young - 7/12/2020 - 4 comments
Presented with two parties offering no clear vision of the future, voters opted for certainty by voting for incumbents and voting for border closures.
by Graham Young - 4/11/2020 - 10 comments
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.
by Graham Young - 27/10/2020 - 38 comments
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.
by Binoy Kampmark - 27/10/2020 - 12 comments
In a way it is encouraging that the government has thrown away the book on neo-liberal orthodoxy.
by Tristan Ewins - 15/10/2020 - 8 comments
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.
by Graham Young - 1/10/2020 - 15 comments


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