Tag Archives: Cory Bernardi

MUNGO MacCALLUM. Cory Bernardi and the Liberal Party.

In less exciting times, many in the Liberal Party – probably most – would have viewed the defection of Cory Bernardi with more relief than dismay. Understandably, they regard the South Australian senator as a royal (or at least monarchist) … Continue reading

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ALLAN PATIENCE. How Conservative or Populist is the Contemporary Right in Australian Politics?

Conservatism and populism have become two abused concepts in contemporary Australian politics. In fact they are now being used as a camouflage by certain political operatives to conceal a harsh political agenda that bitterly contradicts nearly everything for which traditional … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Undermining Malcolm Turnbull.

  The baying pack of coalition backbenchers demanding the abolition, or at least the dilution, of the Racial Discrimination Act may be sincere crusaders for free speech. On the other hand they may be motivated by a desire to attack … Continue reading

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Mike Steketee. Abbott faces the reality of multicultural Australia

While many conservatives continue to hold to the Howard line against multiculturalism, Tony Abbott is adjusting to the reality that Australia is a multicultural country, writes Mike Steketee. “The Australian Government will be utterly unflinching towards anything that threatens our … Continue reading

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