Category Archives: Political

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Please don’t blow us to smithereens !

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Some mornings I wake up, read the news, and experience an intense urge to bolt the doors, board up the windows, go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head. At this stage, who knows what comes … Continue reading

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The 10 most Australian values that make Australia so valuable

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One of the recurring themes of Australian public discourse is the vexed issue of “Australian values”, and how best to promote and disseminate them. It’s clear that Australian values are enormously popular and we’d all love to see more of … Continue reading

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New Zealand PM calls Australian immigration changes ‘disappointing’

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[Ed: Oh I’m sure everyone will still want to flock to such a “Lucky Country”. . .won’t they ?] New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has called Australia’s immigration changes “disappointing”, saying they will force New Zealanders to wait longer … Continue reading

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Hutt River Principality: Malcolm Turnbull declines ‘royal’ invite as Prince Leonard set to cede throne

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has snubbed a ‘royal’ invitation — but it is not likely to cause a diplomatic incident. On Saturday, many oceans away from Buckingham Palace, Prince Leonard — the self-declared sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River … Continue reading

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Why New Zealand is the best place to escape Trumpocalypse

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The elevation of an unpredictable billionaire to the helm of nuclear-armed America has given fresh impetus to the idea of remote New Zealand as a bulwark for civilisation in the event of a global catastrophe, writes the Daily Mail. The … Continue reading

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The True Blue Aussie citizenship test.

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Are you a true blue Aussie? Take the new, improved Australian citizenship test. So, Peter Dutton wants a tougher citizenship test. “At the moment,” Dutton added, “the test is dictated essentially by questions around Australian trivia if you like and … Continue reading