How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

April 26, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Tuesday, 26 April 2022   Quote to note “When I was a prosecutor trying cases, I would have loved to have had cases where the entire crime was on video. That just doesn’t happen that often.”  Said Mary McCord, a Georgetown University Law Center professor, of 6 January US Capitol riot cases that are starting the hit […]

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Life calls the tune, we dance

April 22, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Friday, 22 April 2022   Quote to note “You will create a civil war in the suburbs, Madame Le Pen." Ahead of the second round of voting in the French presidential election on Sunday, incumbent Emmanuel Macron went toe-to-toe in a televised debate with his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. She wants to ban Muslim headscarves in […]

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Public interest is a very unruly horse

April 21, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Thursday, 21 April 2022   Quote to note “Eberhofer”  It’s the new name for a wild boar living at a Bavarian animal park after finding himself on the wrong side of European politics. Originally named Putin, the purebred Russian hog was to be renamed Zelensky until the park manager decided to go in a less controversial direction. […]

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He who frames the question wins the debate

April 20, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Wednesday, 20 April 2022   Quote to note “Every boy in this country in secondary school should have access to a rifle and know how to use it, and the reason for that is the Ukraine." Said Bob Katter last night during the Paul Murray Live Pub Test on Sky News. The Member for Kennedy in Far […]

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Even in defence, attack

April 19, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Tuesday, 19 April 2022   Quote to note “Like the apocryphal tale of two hikers approached by a bear: Morrison only needs to outrun Albanese, not the bear.” Chief Pollster for Resolve Political Monitor Jim Reed has a way of spinning the numbers… His poll was published yesterday in the SMH/Age and had Labor’s Anthony Albanese falling […]

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Going short and sharp

April 14, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Thursday, 14 April 2022   Quote to note “Google it, mate.” Greens leader Adam Bandt was having none of the Financial Review‘s Ron Mizen trying to get him to quote the Wage Price Index during a Q&A at the National Press Club yesterday. Bandt says it’s that sort of ‘gotcha’ question that turns people off politics.   […]

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It’s party swapping day

April 13, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Wednesday, 13 April 2022   Quote to note “He even said that I was in extraordinary health, which made me like him even more. Although he also said I should lose a couple of pounds!" Donald Trump has thrown his support behind “America’s Doctor” Dr Oz in the Republican Primary contest for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. […]

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Making hay while the gaffe shines

April 12, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Tuesday, 12 April 2022   Quote to note "I hope this isn’t gonna be six weeks of daily 20 Questions quizzes asking politicians for their recall of various facts and figures." The Guardian’s Josh Butler might be giving us a taste of the future of this campaign. More than a few pollies will have been swatting up […]

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Drop a pin on 21 May

April 11, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Monday, 11 April 2022   Quote to note “BREAKING: Australian Prime Minister Completes Full Term Without Being Whacked For First Time In Fifteen Years” Hold the front page… ABC’s Annabel Crabb yesterday pointed out that PM Scott Morrison has successfully made it through a whole term of government without his own side ending his tenure – the […]

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Hecklers – we’ve seen a few…

April 8, 2022

No images? Click here Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Friday, 8 April 2022   Quote to note “What are you hearing about the Gridiron?”  This was the text message doing the rounds of Washington DC according to the New York Times after a recent black-tie event at the swanky Gridiron Club turned into a political COVID superspreader event. It’s the sort of story that makes the […]

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