With the imminent national election, so too come the same old tropes, platitudes and inanities around the mainstream political parties. What has become immediately obvious to me is that “they’re all the same” no longer qualifies as political commentary. This instead constitutes an abstention from knowing what is happening in government. It represents neglecting your […]

I’m the kind of person who takes voting very seriously. Who you vote for is an expression of who you are and what you think is the right thing to do. I’ve thought about this a lot over the course of my adult life. I decided to be a Labor voter, as opposed to a […]

I realised today that Donald Trump can win. Not the nomination – that’s surely in the bag. The general election. That reality must be made clear. Do not underestimate him. Begin to emotionally prepare yourself. The time for jokes is over, the time for serious analysis is here. I realised this when reading Trump’s victory […]

When Malcolm Turnbull ascended to the Prime Ministership I warned that he would be worse than Tony Abbott. I never intended this to be hyperbole, I was speaking literally and today I feel sadly vindicated. After over six months of disappointment and appeasing the socially conservative wing of the Liberals, Turnbull has shown his true […]

There are only thirty two surviving complete Greek tragedies known to exist, all written by one of three authors – Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides. Yet as of 2015 it is pretty safe to say that a thirty third Greek tragedy has been completed. This one has been written by too many people to name, but it […]

The Germans dominate Europe, they use their power to ruin Greece and enforce their backward ideology, the laws and policies of Greece are not written in Athens but in Berlin, there are shortages for food and medicine across Greece, the people suffer horribly as the German government punishes them more the more they resist. No […]

Less than a week ago Tony Abbott faced off, and survived, a spill motion that may well have seen him replaced as Liberal leader – and hence Prime Minister – by Malcolm Turnbull. Many of my lefty friends, despite (or perhaps because of) their hatred of Abbott, rejoiced at the outcome. This joy was driven […]