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Throsby’s AusPol ~ Week 7 on Feb 21 2018

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Stoush me not Australians might all have an opinion on a stoush between the government’s two most senior ministers – to wit, a prime minister and his deputy. But the perplexed alien – foreigners sufficiently interested to acquire perplexity (perhaps a Chinese or Indian family considering joining ...

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BeetrootGate ~ The Week That Was on Feb 16 2018

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Throsby’s advice to pundits - novice and well-seasoned - is to let a scandal play out a while before opining in a space more enduring than a tweet. We suspected that #BeetrootGate might whither and die on the vine, like Michaelia Cash’s stonewalling of her inquisitors. But poor ...

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January Knick Knackers on Jan 18 2018

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Malcolm Turnbull, it is said, believes the polls might turn in his favour this year. Labour thinks likewise, that their popularity has peaked. Or are they just touching wood. For Turnbull maybe the tide has turned. But the mix of ideologies in the Liberal Party has ...

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2017–A Year Too Silly on Dec 31 2017

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Each year seems sillier than the last. That’s odd. You would think we’d be getting more used to silly. Maybe we are and, to borrow a saying and twist it: “Don’t argue with Silly. It’ll drag you down to its level and beat you with experience.” Kenny ...

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The Heart of Politics on Dec 27 2017

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Politics has a Heart? In the strangest of dreams, Throsby welcomed to his occident neighbourhood an occupant of oriental origin. Her nocturnal avatar visited his REM trance to disclose she lectures in politics - plus some other incidentals now lost in memory. Still vivid, her ...

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Ignoring Sam on Dec 17 2017

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To expats abroad, and abroad locally deplaned, Throsby delineates the dastardly dissemblance of Sam Dastyari. Intrepid headline hunters ought be relieved (but are probably disappointed) that Sam Dastyari is not a double agent, he’s just a naughty boy. He did and said only what every Aussie snollygoster ...

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Bobby, This is Rubbish on Dec 10 2017

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In the Great Southern Land we have an anticipatory aphorism: “She’ll be right, mate.” Deployed phonetically as “shilbi roight moite,” it’s designed to comfort wunnannuther with some future bliss. Although it hasn’t been seen in print or heard in conversation for half a century, and back ...

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Much Ado About Stuff on Dec 1 2017

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The international reader - should the northern hemisphere lapse into inexplicable torpor and attention drift towards Britain’s remaining colony, Terra Australis - might need a helping hand with the goings on around this place. Well, Throsby is here for you. The perpetual background noise dominating our ...

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Stay Calm on Nov 26 2017

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Another exciting week in Australian federal politics. The 47th such, this year. Exciting for government opponents - like lion fans at the Roman Coliseum. Exciting for government supporters - like bus passengers careening down a forested hillside. Exciting for Throsby, too, like a food-throwing contest, the menu? Shit pies. ...

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The Baker’s Dilemma on Nov 25 2017

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Australian politics digs down each day, infatuated by how deep is possible. Throsby likes to “have his cake and eat his cake” (as Howard told Cromwell) so his pointy little ears pricked up (so to speak) when a government zealot waxed despondent that Australians had approved same-sex marriage.   ...

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