Category Archives: Government

A political system that governs or rules over a collection of people usually defined by borders and broken into three subsections: National, State and Community or local, but also including international groups of Governments that may coalesce to address international concerns, such as the United Nations.

Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

Dear Tony Abbott I read in the news yesterday, that you’ve made another language gaffe. While your social blunders and misuse of words are not a new thing, likening the word conservationist to yourself, has me more concerned than the language gaffes which have you compared to Sarah Palin. It is not the first time you have tried … Continue reading Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

I was driving to work on Friday morning and listening to the radio.   The news came on and announced that two laws had just passed.  The first increased the maximum campaign donation from $1000 to $12,000 and the second, and most insidious, was that ID would now be required to vote in Queensland, Australia. … Continue reading Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

Immigration in Australia: Where is the compassion?

In the news over the last 24 hours is a new immigration story that Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration Minister is refusing to discuss.  At the heart of this story is the issue of compassion and rational thinking. Yet, as we are all coming to expect from the Australian government’s handling of immigration matters, neither compassion … Continue reading Immigration in Australia: Where is the compassion?

Voter ID Laws for Queensland, Australia

If you live in the sunny State of Queensland in Australia, you may not have heard yet, that ‘can-do’ Campbell wants to bring in voter ID laws. There are a whole lot of reasons, against the implementation of voter ID laws and you may have heard some of these while the debate raged in the United States over the last twelve months.

Reasons against Voter ID Laws

1. Many people don’t have valid identification including

    • the elderly
    • aborigines
    • people who don’t drive
    • people who can’t afford it (licenses and birth certificates aren’t cheap)
    • the disabled
    • those who move about frequently
    • those who might lose their ID

2. It is discriminatory as it stops people from voting, and stopping people from voting is undemocratic.

Voting should be easy. If you’re against Voter ID Laws, now is your time to let Premier Campbell Newman know.

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Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government

With under two days to go before Australian’s go to the polls for the Federal Election, the Liberal Party of Australia have finally released their fiscal costings. This comes with a “Do it Yourself” message to the Australian citizen to work through their numbers. If you want to know what the bottom line means for … Continue reading Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government