Labor and Liberal working together to win the election

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The decision of the Labor and Liberal parties to double the fees for candidates in the run-up to the federal election is an outrageous travesty of democracy. One report in the media says that “The changes means that a minor party will have to ...
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Clive Palmer’s new party: Another nail in the coffin for Liberal and Labor?

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The advent of billionaire mining baron Clive Palmer’s “Palmer United Party” should be a good thing for Australian politics. Not because of who Clive Palmer is, or what his party’s policies are (as their policies haven’t been released yet, they could ...
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The APP submission to the Senate inquiry into Citizens’ Initiated Referenda

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The following is the Australian Protectionist Party’s submission to the Senate committee inquiry into CIR: Submission on Citizens’ Initiated Referenda Citizens’ Initiated Referenda (CIR) is essential to the functioning of a healthy democracy. ...
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Birds of a feather

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Contributed article from Bruce Boerseun I was born in the North West of England in 1965 to a working class family. Life was great. Society was safe and secure. We never locked our front doors and our communities were very supportive. We had a ...
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Christine Milne’s attack on gun ownership is yet another emotive attack on citizens’ rights

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An opinion piece from Andrew Phillips One could never accuse the Australian Greens of lacking a sense of seizing an opportunity. In this weekend’s Sunday Mercury, Greens’ leader Senator Christine Milne used the anniversary of the Port Arthur ...
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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

On this day, we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. We salute the memory of those who fought and died, were wounded and suffered, worked and sacrificed, all in the cause of furthering freedom ...
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Bob Carr should have listened to Lady Thatcher

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Bob Carr, possibly Australia’s worst-ever Foreign Minister, created a bit of a stir in the Australian media just recently. Carr was in China at the time, as part of a high-powered delegation of Australian government and corporate leaders, looking to ...
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Citizens Initiated Referenda on the federal agenda: Make your submission to the Senate by 19 April 2013

Democracy for the People

The issue of Citizens’ Initiated Referenda (CIR) is to be considered by a Senate Committee. CIR would be a major boost to democracy in Australia. This entails giving the people the right to make laws for the nation, by means of a ...
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