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

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: Fact or Fiction? The invention of massacre stories

The myths of frontier massacres in Australian history The first part of this essay will demonstrate just how flimsy is the case that the massacre of Aborigines was a defining feature of the European settlement of Australia. The second part will examine the estimates by historians of the total number of Aborigines killed and show … Continue reading Frontier Wars: Fact or Fiction? The invention of massacre stories

Black Power, a Multi-Racial Society, and the Immigration Saga

Arthur Calwell was Australia's first Minister for Immigration (1945 to 1949), and later became the leader of the Australian Labor Party (1960 to 1967). In the following document, extracted from his autobiography, Be Just and Fear Not, Calwell mounts a passionate defence of Australia's traditional immigration policies; opposes non-European immigration; and explains that the creation of … Continue reading Black Power, a Multi-Racial Society, and the Immigration Saga