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AusPol at Easter on Mar 30 2018

by Throsby | ˜

Once, exasperated news hounds might shake their heads and marvel at how life imitates art. Sometimes it was “stranger than fiction.” Nowadays they curse too readily, “You can’t make this shit up.” Headlines, by dint of subjects, grow sillier, but this isn’t ...

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Green Micks Day in Batman on Mar 17 2018

by Throsby | ˜

Voters in the Victorian federal electorate of Batman were a little nonplussed at the huge number of Greens supporters roaming the streets on March 17 election day. Throsby can’t be sure if punters knew how many of those green-clad enthusiasts were ...

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Boko Bombs Bill on Mar 4 2018

by Throsby | ˜

A teenaged Throsby recalls listening to Parliament on the unidirectional non-buffering broadcast pre-Internet. Ming’s Liberal pollies presented as a sharp well-spoken crew and Arfur Caldwell’s a mob of buffoons. That same mind finds today’s political arena all topsy-turvy. It’s so hard, when ...

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AusPol Week 8 on Feb 26 2018

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A Flash Bit of Senator Noely @YaThinkN has knickers in a right knot after a tsunami of Bondi wave proportions beat down upon her tweeted enquiry, why wasn’t Bridget McKenzie short listed for Nats leadership? “She’s a senator, stupid” was the gist of the indignant wave. ...

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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

by Throsby | ˜

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

by Throsby | ˜

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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