New Australian States?

As of recently, there has been some voices calling for either secession or for new states to be created. Ranging from Western Australia yet again calling for secession and as of a few years ago, Queensland calling to be separated into North and South. Nothing of this sort is new to Australian politics, in fact, … Continue reading New Australian States?

An Independent Australian Monarchy

I do not advocate to remove Australia's system of governance, but it's improvement. Our government has been a very successful and stable system that many countries look to us in envy. The Australian Republicans however, have the intent to remove this system of governance over selfish and ideological reasons. Whilst failing to provide a viable … Continue reading An Independent Australian Monarchy

National Wattle Day

"In spring, the most delicate feathery yellow of plumes and plumes and plumes and trees and bushes of wattle, as if angels had flown right down out of the softest gold regions of heaven to settle here, in the Australian bush."- D.H. Lawrence, Kangaroo Today, is the first day of Australian Spring. A time in … Continue reading National Wattle Day

Temporary visas must respond to economic conditions

The bleating over the Morrison Government’s call for temporary visa holders that cannot support themselves to “go home” continues, with ‘Big Australia’ mouthpiece for the ANU, Liz Allen, claiming temporary migrants are vital to help the economy through the coronavirus, while immediately contradicting herself by arguing they should receive welfare support: She said Australia “desperately needed” migrants to … Continue reading Temporary visas must respond to economic conditions

Are the politicians planning to crown one of their own?

Extraordinary plans are afoot in Canberra for Malcolm Turnbull, Paul Keating, Kevin Rudd or someone of their ilk to succeed Queen Elizabeth in her capacity as Queen of Australia. This is to be done through the back door, not by the people, but by the politicians doing a deal among themselves . With the hope … Continue reading Are the politicians planning to crown one of their own?

The Crown and The Republic

Written by Gray Connolly on his Website This is merely a mirror to spread Gray Connollys work around, I do not intend to invoke any idea that any of this is my work, this is purely to spread this around.   Reasonable people may differ on the issue of whether Australia should remain as a … Continue reading The Crown and The Republic

Rethinking the White Australia Policy

Not even scholars challenging the orthodox view that the White Australia Policy was a "racist" blot on the nation's honour support suggestions that its abolition was a catastrophic mistake. An unshakeable consensus among managerial, professional, political and academic elites in favour of racial egalitarianism has prevented a long overdue re-assessment of the policies permitting mass … Continue reading Rethinking the White Australia Policy

After Brexit, what could happen next?

After the recent UK general elections which resulted in a Conservative majority, which will lead to the UK finally leaving the EU. At the time of writing this article, the UK hasn't left just yet, however, what got the noggin' joggin' about the whole Brexit event is what'll happen after? Given how the UK has … Continue reading After Brexit, what could happen next?

What are the powers of the Governor-General of Australia?

The working of our political institutions is governed not only by the words of the Constitution but also by conventions, which are rules of practice regarded as binding by those to whom they apply, although not rules of law created by legislation or decisions of the courts. These rules have developed over the centuries within … Continue reading What are the powers of the Governor-General of Australia?

Frontier Wars: Inventing massacre stories

The death toll of the roving parties In the first three months of 1828, there were twenty-seven separate assaults on British settlers by the Aborigines of Van Diemen’s Land. They killed eleven white stock­men. In April, Lieutenant-Governor Arthur responded with a policy to expel all Aborigines from the settled districts. ‘I am at length con­vinced,’ he … Continue reading Frontier Wars: Inventing massacre stories