There has never been a political alignment like this

An alliance of elites is urging the Yes campaign for an Indigenous voice to parliament upon a wary and suspicious Australian public. Reconciliation cannot be achieved by division. This is the best encapsulation of this debate that I have read. Paul Kelly nails it. In post-war Australia there has rarely, if ever, been a political … Continue reading There has never been a political alignment like this

Indigenous voice to parliament: How voice of reason has been lost to emotional abuse

Great opinion piece from Janet Albrechtsen in The Australian last week on The Voice. What is it about the voice debate, and indeed much of the debate about Indigenous affairs generally, that causes apparently rational people to lose all objectivity, wallow in sentimentality and engage in irrational overreach? In my lifetime I have not seen … Continue reading Indigenous voice to parliament: How voice of reason has been lost to emotional abuse

A Comprehensive Look at The Voice

Below is a broad look at the 'whole issue' with which I find myself in strong agreement. Everyone wants to see the 20-35% of Indigenous peoples, who are currently leading dysfunctional lives in remote areas, do better. Many voters want this to happen “now”. But any solution is going to take decades. The fact that … Continue reading A Comprehensive Look at The Voice


The Financial Review has run a prescient article penned by barrister Louise Clegg (wife of Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor), commenting on proposed amendment to the Constitution, which would insert a new chapter to create the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to parliament and the executive government. She is firmly on the side of the … Continue reading THE VOICE CRITICS FIND THEIR VOICE

The Voice

Henry Ergas: Voice to entrench racial separatism We are not responsible for the Australia of the past; we are responsible for that of the future. As we celebrate this Australia Day weekend, nothing more starkly engages that responsibility than the proposed changes to the Constitution. That is all the truer because the proposed voice cuts … Continue reading The Voice

Current Issues – The Voice

I suggest that the concentration on "The Voice" by the Federal Government is a device to get attention away from the energy crisis facing Australia and the failure of the Government's disastrous energy policy. We are one nation. All of our diverse ethnic peoples are well represented in our existing parliaments and institutions. We need … Continue reading Current Issues – The Voice

Economics v Ideology

21st.December,2022 Message To NSW Parliamentarians via Email As we understand it, the legislation to go before the NSW Parliament today accepts Commonwealth funding to pursue an energy policy of future reliance on solar and wind generated electricity. This is being promoted notwithstanding experience in Europe, particularly Germany, that such a policy, at the existing and … Continue reading Economics v Ideology

‘Welcome To Country’

‘Welcome To Country’ As I flew into Sydney yesterday and the Qantas pilot read his ‘virtue signalling’ announcement, I was imagining what I would like to add. Perhaps- “We would also like to pay our respects to the early European navigators,explorers and settlers, who together with the indigenous peoples and immigrants from all around the … Continue reading ‘Welcome To Country’


We see through the rank opportunists, eventually The pressures of modern politics grind the petty player down, intimidating them into mere survival mode. By JOHN CARROLL Humans, to feel at ease in the world, need a sense of right order, and it is the business of politics to ensure that one essential dimension of that order, … Continue reading Politics

John Anderson

Nationals diminish party on John AndersonGREG SHERIDAN John Anderson. Picture: Antony Hands The National Party has never shown itself in a more contemptible light than in its ridiculous and appalling decision to refuse the services of former deputy prime minister John Anderson as its lead Senate candidate in NSW. The National Party is a dysfunctional … Continue reading John Anderson