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Category Archives: Politics

  • How conservative are Australian voters?

    • June 9, 2016
    • Neer Korn

    On a number of key issues both leaders of our major parties and their colleagues insist on some policies that are far more conservative than the population would like.

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    Jun

    09

  • Australians want Abbott to hush up

    • December 2, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Comedians will sometimes push the boundaries of good taste too far by telling a tasteless joke and responding to an unsure audience with “too soon?” So too with former politicians, especially Prime Ministers. Tony Abbott is doing himself no favours in his frequent media appearances. The Australian public stopped listening to him sometime while he was in office (perhaps even before), so they certainly aren’t going to start again now.

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    Dec

    02

  • Australians Cautiously Optimistic About Malcolm Turnbull

    • November 3, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Australians have not quite made up their minds yet about Malcolm Turnbull being their Prime Minister. But they are expressing a cautious optimism that this time the change of leader may have been worth it. At first sight he does seem to tick quite a few boxes and deliver a new style of politics.

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    Nov

    03

  • A silent government is a relief for the public

    • November 14, 2013
    • Neer Korn

    The government has been accused of being too quiet since taking office. For political journalists this is not a good thing. Without constant press conferences and media releases there is little for them to write about. For the public, however, it is a welcome relief after several years of hearing and reading too much from and about politicians, and often in a negative light.

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    Nov

    14