Displaying posts written in

August 2010

Aug
23
2010

Hanging on to Hope for the Hung Parliament

The elections have come and gone, and now we’re launched into the great unknown.
So what have we learned about the politics of Australia in the past few weeks?
1) The Greens have gained the status of a genuine third party and now hold the balance of power in the Senate, and possible in the House of [...]

Aug
12
2010

Elections 2010 – The Ugly

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Election 2010 - the good , the bad, and the ugly

The ugly get very ugly.
These are the groups that – given any power – would do considerable damage to the country. Beware: there be monsters here.
Senator On-line: D
This party has no policies.
This may sound strange, unless you take the populism that exists in the campaign to the extreme.
The party plans to be merely a bum [...]

Aug
10
2010

Elections 2010 – The Bad

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Election 2010 - the good , the bad, and the ugly

This group of parties and individuals – “the bad” – actually comprise the middle band of candidates: they’re not great but shouldn’t wreak too much damage on the country. As before, marks are assigned from A (the best) to F (the worst)
The Greens: D
The Greens are very lucky to have Bob Brown.
Brown presents well and [...]

Aug
4
2010

Election 2010: The Good…

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Election 2010 - the good , the bad, and the ugly

Continuing the series on the Australian Federal elections I have done a quick analysis of many of the minor parties contesting these elections, giving them a mark from A to F.
In this section I have listed what I believe are the best of them. These are mostly parties and individuals who are focused on good, [...]

Aug
2
2010

Election 2010

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Election 2010 - the good , the bad, and the ugly

Alex Fein writes:
When this election was first called, I was worried that Yaron might spontaneously combust from sheer excitement. Instead, he has simply written a comprehensive guide to every political party – major, minor, and batshit crazy – that will contest the Senate election.
We’ll present them here as a series.
Yaron Gottlieb writes:
Ok, I will admit [...]