Category: Australian Government

Liberal Party-linked fundraising body Cormack Foundation bankrolling two Senate crossbench parties

One of the Liberal Party’s top fundraising bodies has quietly begun bankrolling the organisations behind two of the Coalition’s biggest crossbench supporters.

Source: Liberal Party-linked fundraising body Cormack Foundation bankrolling two Senate crossbench parties

Who needs experts when we have Cory and George? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What are we paying the experts for? Malcolm Turnbull has categorically refused to even consider an emissions intensity scheme because he wants to keep power prices lower and guarantee power security. Barry Cassidy appeared on ABC Breakfast and made the following unequivocal statement: All of the experts say an emissions intensity scheme would put downward…

Source: Who needs experts when we have Cory and George? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Where the hell are the Liberal moderates? | The Monthly

Two and a half weeks ago, at the height of the latest Peter Dutton brouhaha, a sole Liberal MP rose to voice his dissent at meetings of the party. Trent Zimmerman said that labeling an entire group (i.e. Lebanese Muslims) was unhelpful. He made the point in political terms, too, pointing out the necessity of keeping significant ethnic communities on side. Zimmerman was forcefully answered by the MP Michael Sukkar, who comes from a Lebanese Maronite Catholic background.

Source: Where the hell are the Liberal moderates? | The Monthly

It is not the budget that’s bankrupt, it is the government’s penny pinching

Did you know our social security system is so open to rorting that it’s possible for some people to get more from benefits than they’d earn if they took a job? And we wonder why we have problem with debt and deficit.

Source: It is not the budget that’s bankrupt, it is the government’s penny pinching

The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Was the Abbott Government fascist? Many people have asked this question, and since September 2013 many articles in both mainstream and independent media have attempted to answer it. Some of the answers have been hysterical to say the least, some have been well-argued, but until now no forensic analyses have ever been undertaken. Dr George…

Source: The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment …Part 2

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Corporatocracy? This manipulation of the population is the ultimate result of what Sheldon S. Wolin, distinguished Emeritus Professor at Princeton, formulated as ‘inverted totalitarianism’, which brings about a form of ‘managed democracy’. Both concepts, but particularly the first, require an explanation, and it will be offered in the words of the…

Source: The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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