Are they really asylum seekers? The answer is without doubt, Yes! All of those ending up on Australian soil in an unauthorized fashion are certainly seeking asylum. However as with so many issues, this simple apparently straight-forward question is the wrong question to ask, or maybe not wrong, just incomplete. Arriving by boat or overstaying […]

Former QLD Premier Peter Beattie was drafted by Kevin Rudd not only to win the important marginal QLD seat of Forde, but to also give the whole shot at QLD a boost. While it’s clear the Coalition will likely win the election on the results in NSW, Labor’s only real chance was to turn the […]

So Tony Abbott, Prime Minister in waiting, notes one of his candidates, Fiona Scott, has sex appeal. Is it really that bad a thing to say, is even bad at all? More elements to this than one article can cover, but let’s do what most in the media and the overall Politically Correct Brigade don’t […]

It’s quite common for a person to move from state parliament into the federal parliament. It’s not even uncommon that a former state Premier is running for the federal parliament, but it is somewhat unusual to do so at the age of 60, having been retired from state parliament for six years. The case of […]

When Kevin Rudd seized power from Julia Gillard, it was expected he would call an election that same night – he didn’t, and I was the first commentator to write  why conventional wisdom went out the window on that occasion – See,  “Rudd’s Agenda – why no election date”, also on this blog. So, CAN […]

Despite all the politics and promises, the fact remains thousands of people continue to arrive illegally in Australia and many more await the opportunity to make the trip. They’ve been called asylum seekers, economic refugees, unauthorised arrivals and country shoppers, but whatever one might call this threat to Australia, knowledge of one particular serious danger […]

On Monday, 22 July, 2013, I was interviewed by Brian Carlton doing the Drive program 3-6pm on Radio 2UE. The subject was the trial in Muslim Dubai of a Norwegian girl who had been raped, but due to the barbarity of that country’s Sharia law, she was found guilty of perjury and illegal sexual activity. […]