The election of Donald Trump is undoubtedly a disaster for the global left. Left of centre parties find themselves in opposition across the west. In the UK, Europe, Australia and now the USA, reactionary governments have responded to the twenty first century crisis in capitalism with austerity and xenophobia. Division and uncertainty reign supreme. Trump […]

Poor old Malcolm in the middle. He’s stuck between his quickly evaporating conscience and the conservative base of the Liberal Party. Too clever by half, he thought sticking with the proposed same sex marriage plebiscite (an official poll of all citizens on the question of same sex marriage) would enable him to successfully walk the […]

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 […]