Category Archives: Politics

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Politics New Zealand Style

After a decade in Local Government it should come as no surprise that I have an interest in politics and elections. So I jumped at the opportunity to visit New Zealand’s Parliament House when visiting Wellington. A tour anyone can … Continue reading

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Power Plays

Earlier this week the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) advised there could well be power blackouts in the upcoming summer, especially in Victoria. They predict there could be one million households affected by rolling stoppages. These predictions already take into … Continue reading

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Power Play #2

This morning’s hot media topic is energy security on the back of AGL’s decision to close the Liddell power station in 2022. The government is blaming the opposition and the same old blame game goes on. The decision was not … Continue reading

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AA Debt

The State Election looms this weekend, and I expect everyone is sick of being told who to vote for, so I won’t.  However, I’d like to focus on a crucial State issue that’s had little media – Our State debt. … Continue reading

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Minority Government

There has been a lot of talk about small margins, minority governments and hung parliaments, leading us to the sky falling in and life as we know it ending.  Mr Turnbull says this is because deals need to be done … Continue reading

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Half-Time in the Election Race

As the voting packs hit the letterboxes it marks the half way point between nominating and the count on 17th October.  It is a good time to reflect on the process so far and what should voters look for in … Continue reading

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Global Shift to the Left

The election of left of left Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UK Labour Party will have great implications for the UK political scene. I expect we will see a resurgence of definitive policy to the left and to the … Continue reading

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