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Labor’s Tampa Moment

Labor needs a Tampa moment to win the election. Remember when John Howard turned around his campaign with the Tampa crisis? I hope Bill Shorten has one up his sleeve.  If not, here are some ideas. The Medicare scare campaign shows that Labor has learned a lot about campaigning from previous elections.  Medicare sucked the life […]

Labor and Unions. A bonus for democracy.

They call it democracy. Government by the people. The original concept developed in Greece and the concept was that the people’s views would be represented by their elected representatives.  Just to make that clear, the elected representatives are there to funnel the views of those who elected them. Conceptually the idea is fine, but what happens […]

Labor Strategy

Bill Shorten is coping some criticism at the moment for being too quiet.  Let’s step back for a minute and think about what he should do.  What should be the Labor strategy? Labor has four basic options open to them. 1. Attack the government and deny support for anything they propose.  This was the Abbott approach […]

Between Gordon Gecko and Mother Theresa

In Australian politics there are two ideologies at play. The Liberal ideology is one of a market driven society.  If government just gets out of the way, the market will ensure we are all prosperous and happy.  Plenty of jobs and plenty of goods to buy.  They believe government stifles free enterprise.  Too much government […]

What to expect from a Liberal Government

To much politics is about personality.  Is liking a person a good reason to make them Prime Minister?  I would have to say that it should not be a personality contest.  Would you pick a financial adviser or tradesman just because you like them?  Of course not.  You would want to know if they could […]