The cost of a non-discriminatory immigration policy

Australia’s so called political leaders pride themselves on their bipartisan support for a non-discriminatory immigration programme.  To not discriminate based on race is all well and good but where our governments have badly failed us is in not recognising that...

Political staffers

A good mate of mine who was a chief of staff to a Liberal cabinet Minister once said to me that staffers can be the political death of a Minister.  He was talking about the type of staffers who are self appointed gate keepers, standing in the way of backbenchers,...

John Madigan quits DLP

What a great pity that John Madigan has quit the DLP.  It’s a real slap in the face to those DLP true believers who stuck by the party during its 40 odd years in the wilderness.  Good luck to them in their efforts to mount a legal challenge to be allowed to...