Well bugger me with a fish fork, it’s Thursday. Huzzah. The world kept dying while you were recharging, which featured an argument at the estimates, Taiwan saying yes to gay marriage and an unholy clusterboink on ABC2.
A racist fighting racism, the loss of something beautiful and Tony Abbott polishing his rifle. I see nothing out of the ordinary. Yay, #Auspol.
Compared to the altruistic bank robbers of the past, Scott Morrison’s recent heist pales in comparison.
Despite Mal putting everything into his budget, and the uber right weeks that preceded it, he’s still trailing Labor. Guess what happens now.
Val Venting, the leader in the campaign to secure holiday pay for pensioners, discusses the budget impact from her retirement village
Budget impersonations, schoolyard hijinks and tasteful semi-nudes. It’s been a fairly normal week in the rolling seas of #AusPol. Let us wheel out the participation ribbons.
To most of us, Clive Palmer is a man with too much money and too little sense. However, when we study his broad strokes, his real message becomes clear.
Just like Uncle Darryl prying open the liquor cabinet at Chrimbo, we got into the silly juice and insulted everyone after the Coalition made its seasonal speech.
What a night. Our heads were swimming with the romance of possibilities, and some of us did some things we didn’t want to do. So, who got the most out of the budget?
Tony embraced millennial life advice, satire was bested with Nazi paraphernalia and Centrelink’s awkward nickname was revealed. What a week in #AusPol.
Some particularly rough #AusPol discourse, stolen identities and a metamorphosis into an inanimate object. Move over, Juarez, here comes Canberra.
This week, we’ve seen the poltergeist of Tony Abbott rearranging the furniture of the coalition leadership, but I fear the jump scare no longer gets a reaction.
The Coalition tearing down safe schools has revealed an interesting point. It’s not that they don’t understand our complaints, they just don’t care.
The rebirth of a true artist, the selling of one’s soul for sashimi, and the death of tradition, all serious, all present this week in #Auspol. So, who won? No-one you dolts.
A spot of legal vandalism, an incorrect choice of aircraft and a budding buddy movie in the pipe…the week in #AusPol had many things, all of them stupid.
The familiar face of extracurricular parliamentary spending has knocked on our door once more, but who should we blame? The people who take advantage, or the culture that says it’s fine?
Monday. Hooray to you too. What happened while you were asleep? Well, an Australian academic was freed from China, Colombia suffered a murky tragedy and the creator of the Rainbow Flag left us.
Scott Morrison’s appearance on Insiders yesterday drove home a truth. The Coalition is out of ideas, and as a Liberal voter, I feel poorly.
A rom-com fantasy fulfilled, a classic switcheroo and a refusal of a tasty pork pie. The question remains. Who enacted revenge this week in Auspol?
Last week’s 18C issue had a rather galling postscript, with the Libs confirming that the push was an attempt to grease the wheels of One Nation voters.
The PolitiScope podcast dissects the next great social question of our time: should we implement a universal income moving forward, or will that push us back?
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Current Affairs Wrap. We’ve had terror in London, a faint heartbeat from Obamacare and a unique tribute to Harmony Day from our PM.