Canberra politicians have known about dual citizenship breaches for 30 years Federal Parliament and the main political parties, Labor, Liberal, National and Australian Democrats, have known about the disqualification facing MPs with dual nationality for 30 years. George V Turner, a barrister with pedantic knowledge of constitutional law, sounded the warning in individual letters to Prime…

Euthanasia: Victoria’s MPs declare it lawful but NSW MPs keep it criminal  Victoria is the most politically and culturally progressive State in Australia while NSW runs a poor third or fourth. Melbourne is a cultured city of booksellers, restaurants, galleries, parks, gardens, the MCG and coffee. Sydney is obsessed with wealth as social status, real estate prices,…

Roll up, roll up and see the world’s fastest disappearing Prime Minister In Washington DC at the end of October, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told journalists: “I have never had more fun in my life.” Turnbull’s extraordinary remark bewildered his supporters as well as his opponents. I wonder whether he was still “having fun” this week…

Murray Sayle and Phillip Knightley – Legends of Journalism recognised Two Sydney-born journalists, Murray Sayle and Phillip Knightley, were posthumously inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame on Friday, 10 November 2017. The Melbourne Press Club, organisers of the black tie and cocktail dress event, officially recognised Sayle and Knightley as “Legends of NSW Journalism”. To…

Psst! China’s President Xi just became the leader of the world If you had been reading the mainstream press in Australia or listening to the radio or watching television, you may be excused for missing the story that China’s President Xi Jinping has just been elevated to world leadership. By a unanimous vote, the 2,200 delegates…