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Profiling our Federal Government (as they profile you)

Many Australians are mystified as to why our international perception is deteriorating so rapidly.

Mounting concern is evident by the material we receive daily, some items follow; to aid your understanding.

Letter to the Editor: Due Credit? (PDF, 43 KB)

John Gault, 21 October 2011

Congratulations to Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan.

Wayne Swan's Fair Work Act: Ignorant or Misleading? (external link)

JJ Richards, 2 June 2011

Here’s one for those Scholars studying Industrial Relations.

Freedom on the Net 2011 (The People vs their Governments) (external link)

Freedom House, 29 April 2011

This report examines internet freedom in 37 countries around the globe, be sure to check out Australia!

Merger rejection exacerbates sovereign-risk concerns in Asia (external link)

Michael Sainsbury and Rowan Callick, 7 April 2011

Wayne Swan's rejection of the Australian Securities Exchange takeover by the Singapore Exchange has exacerbated concerns across Asia that sovereign risk and policy uncertainty is rising under the current Labor government.

Public sector spending (PDF, 18 KB)

Greg Lindsay, 30 March 2011

In the wake of the crushing defeat of Labor in NSW by the Liberal/National Party Coalition, and also as we observe governments around the world trying to come to grips with their economic troubles.

Abbott Not All There (PDF, 11 KB)

Mac Nichols, 15 March 2011

This fellow Greg Hunt is a traitorous pest and Abbott should have the spine to hold his position. He was on a winner.

Debt Clock Australia (external link), 6 October 2010

This is what three years of Socialism Aussie style has achieved for us and it is about to accelerate for the next three years!

Hitler Reacts to Australia's Election (external link)

Novafm, 17 September 2010

A good variation on an old video theme!

Divorce Agreement (PDF, 33 KB)

John J. Wall, 31 August 2010

A proposed divorce agreement for the two political parties in Australia.

A flash of red in the Solomons: Was it our Julia? (external link)

Barry FitzGerald, 25 August 2010

Not very nice of law firm Slater & Gordon to rain on OZ Minerals' parade by lodging a class action yesterday against the company, alleging disclosure shortcomings

Shun All Talk of Consensus (external link)

Andrew Bolt, 25 August 2010

"THE three independent MPs who'll pick our next prime minister may not just sell out their own voters..."

A Taiwanese View Of Our Federal Election! (external link)

Youtube, 24 August 2010

A hilarous take on the Australian Federal Election.

Labor Has Deserted Its Base - The Real Workers (PDF, 35 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 23 August 2010

The Labor Party, having deserted workers years ago, is now revealing its Red/Green core.

Sensible Advice to Canberra Politicians (PDF, 35 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 23 August 2010

Some sensible advice for Tony Abbott, Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshot and Bob Katter.

A Campaign Theme Song for Labor (external link)

Luke McGrath, 20 August 2010

Mannkal Scholar Luke McGrath has suggested a very appropriate theme song for the Labor campaign.

Don't Let Joolya Foolya!! (PDF, 34 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 15 August 2010

"She can execute a prime minister but she can't execute a government program"

Good Governance! (PDF, 84 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 13 August 2010

Your government at work....

Beware! Green Is The New Red! (external link)

Facebook Group, 10 August 2010

Founded in 1992 as a harmless environmentalist group, The Greens rise through the Political ranks has been monumental with the 2010 election likely to give them the balance of power in the Senate and the ability to hold the major parties to ransom.

Pensions - Tax By Stealth (external link)

Robert Gottliebsen, 10 August 2010

Labor's spin promises a benefit to pensioners. Reality takes it away.

Implications of the Labor-Green preference swap (external link)

Peter Westmore, 7 August 2010

The decision by the Labor Party and the Greens to exchange preferences is designed to maximise the number of Labor-held seats in the House of Representatives (where governments are formed) and the number of Green seats in the Senate.

Rudd - Builder or Wrecker? (PDF, 35 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 6 August 2010

Rudd's comment: "I've fought for too many years to help build our country up." - True or False?

Sympathy From Gillard? (PDF, 43 KB)

James Darby, 5 August 2010

"Sympathy from Gillard heralds the attempt to win back Rudd voters to vote Labor in order to give Rudd back a post in the Gillard Cabinet as a

Spotlight on the 'Real Julia' (external link)

Terry McCrann, 3 August 2010

As Kevin Rudd's right hand woman, and one of the four key players in his decision-making 'kitchen cabinet', the 'real Julia' signed up to the government's Emissions Trading Scheme.

Who Pays For Paid Maternity Leave? (PDF, 33 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 1 August 2010

The majority of Australian businesses are to be taxed to pay for this proposal, but it is the public who will eventually become lumbered with the cost of Tony

I'm Not Conceding That The Opposition Is Correct, I'm Simply Refusing To Deny It (external link)

The Australian, 27 July 2010

The national broadcaster rewrites the news to put the best possible spin on a painful admission.

Devils Inside Hidden Green Agenda (external link)

Andrew Bolt, 21 July 2010

One election result is already clear - and makes this debate about Tony Abbott's "secret" plans even more brainless.

Budget Revenue from Minerals (PDF, 22 KB)

Des Moore, 20 July 2010

Honesty charter tests Swan

Omnipotent Government (PDF, 18 KB)

Mac Nichols, 18 July 2010

Our coming election has the incumbent Labor party purporting interventionism in our markets, increased public ownership of mineral resources, and centralised governance.

The State of trust: it's a one way street (external link)

Mark Newton, 16 July 2010

Mark Newton always comes up with a good censorship read.

A victory of sorts (PDF, 31 KB)

Peter Martin, 9 July 2010

KEN Henry sidelined? Just about everyone seems to think so. And just about everyone is missing the point.

Children Won't Be Left To Drown... How About Gillard? (external link)

Miranda Devine, 8 July 2010

"The generous view is that all those who vilified conservatives as racists and bigots during the Howard era have realised they were mistaken."

Julia Gilliard (PDF, 32 KB)

Unknown, 5 July 2010

"Do you accept that tomorrow will be Friday?

Gillard's choice on the RSPT (PDF, 26 KB)

Stephen Bartholomeusz, 30 June 2010


Gillard on God (PDF, 53 KB)

James Darby, 29 June 2010

Ms Fit Julia Gillard

New PM a real singer! (external link)

Double Take, 28 June 2010

Double Take's Parody of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, With Dep. PM Julia Gillard.

Gillard and ALP won't change their spots (PDF, 39 KB)

Peter Brun, 28 June 2010

Limericks? Peter Brun penned this within an hour of the announcement.

Julia, Economic Policy and Taxation (PDF, 39 KB)

Ron Kitching, 27 June 2010

My disagreement with Julia is fundamental. Julia believes that the nation's economy is best run with herself as the chief bureaucrat dictating policy.

Julia's just the new Kevin, only cooler - for now (PDF, 50 KB)

Peter Ruehi, 26 June 2010

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Julia Gillard has a job on her hands - trying to show she's the unKevin while proving 99 per cent of the stuff she was complicit in during his 2-year run is still a hot idea.

Speak out, Robert Manne: Ken Henry silences dissent (external link)

Tim Wilson, 25 June 2010

If Australian bureaucrats were bound by baseball rules, Treasury secretary Ken Henry has had his three strikes, and it's time to go back to the bench.

The Boatie Pokie (external link)

David Knight, 23 June 2010

"You let your boat people in, you put your boat people out..."

Rudd revolt denied (external link)

AAP, WA Today, 19 June 2010

Government ministers have rejected suggestions the prime minister faces a leadership revolt when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.

Kevin 7/11 needs to think long term (PDF, 49 KB)

Henry Ergas, 18 June 2010

ONE of the few empirical regularities in politics is that bad policies often lead to policies that are even worse. The resource super-profits tax is a case in point.

Eating Kevin Rudd alive (PDF, 52 KB)

Mark Latham, 17 June 2010

Dear Diary ...

PM's economic shambles (PDF, 55 KB)

Sinclair Davidson, 16 June 2010

The government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has not lived up to its early promise.

Kev's in denial, Julia's a lady in waiting (PDF, 50 KB)

Peter Ruehl, 15 June 2010

A lot of us seem to be changing our minds. Last week I said it was Kevin's to lose, and like many of my thoughts, it wasn't an original one. Now I'm trying to figure out how he can win it.

Kitchen Cabinet to rival Master Chef (PDF, 695 KB)

Unknown, 15 June 2010

What's that saying? A picture says a thousand words...

Kev's Report Card (PDF, 73 KB)

Unknown, 15 June 2010


In blood sport, honesty is bad policy (external link)

Greg Rudd, 12 June 2010

Is honesty the best policy? Not really. If we're honest about everything we feel or think or believe in & articulate our doubts & weaknesses, our honesty inevitably will be used against us by lovers, competitors or political opponents. That's life,

Mad ads won (PDF, 18 KB)

John Roskam, 11 June 2010

Blaming Kevin Rudd

Rudd's electoral cracks about to open further (PDF, 59 KB)

Paul Sheehan, 9 June 2010

The Rudd government is fighting damage-control battles on many fronts but one potentially fatal front is all its double speak about human rights.

Rudd Marred (PDF, 58 KB)

John lizard, 6 June 2010

In a few months time, with a little luck, we should be able to look back at the short-lived Rudd experiment in one-man national government and wonder - "What was all that about"?

Rage powering Kevin Rudd on his journey (external link)

Rage powering Kevin Rudd on his journey Samantha Maiden, 5 June 2010

KEVIN Rudd's "angry heart" is the subject of an extraordinary new essay on the making of the Prime Minister, which asks what drives his ambition and comes to a startling conclusion: that he is "a politician with rage at his core".

Angry man shaped by a tragic past (external link)

Samantha Maiden, 5 June 2010

KEVIN Rudd's "angry heart" is the subject of an extraordinary new essay on the making of the Prime Minister that asks what drives his ambition and comes to a startling conclusion: he is "a politician with rage at his core".

Marx (PDF, 12 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 4 June 2010

Marx would be quite pleased - we are doing well. He did not even think of hospitals and payroll tax.

A cowboy named Bud... (PDF, 26 KB)

Unknown, 16 May 2010

The ANTXAN Report (PDF, 87 KB)

Jeremy O'Gorman, 7 May 2010

Australia is no longer viewed as a politically stable country to invest in!!

Under the Southern Cross (PDF, 38 KB)

Charlie Aitken, 4 May 2010

In this edition Charlie asks, "Who is the next listed sector sacrificed by Canberra?"

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