Actions Do Not Speak Louder Than Words

In 2008, six people presented before Maidstone Crown Court in Kent, in the UK, charged with property damage for painting the word ‘GORDON’ on the side of a smoke stack at the Kingsnorth Power Station. On the face of it, of course, you’d think that’s a cut and dry case of vandalism - were it …

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False Liberalism

Tony Jones: “Can I just ask…when you say people are entitled to their views…” Tim Wilson: “Of course they are.” Tony Jones: “I’m just saying.” *audience laughter* And with that Tony Jones exposes the hollowness of the Institute of Public Affairs - the ideological backbone of the contemporary Australian Liberal party. After a week’s savage …

“In the end we have to make judgements.”

There’s a pattern of behaviour forming around the Abbott government, surprising though that might seem. This time the pathology lies in the obsessive pursuit of individuals. I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising since the junkyard dog was let onto the main road to savage Julia Gillard during her premiership. But you’d expect once the then-opposition …