Offering a uniquely Australian perspective on the US Presidential election

The Weak in Politics

The Weak In Politics

The Weak In Politics

Friday 6 January, 2017
Trump Transition News The President-Elect agrees with the view that the Electoral College should be terminated as long as it’s replaced by Trump University. True Spirit of Christmas The Australian Human Rights Commission has apparently received a number of complaints under Section 18C about Father Christmas ignoring Muslim children. Thoughts from the Treasury There seems […]
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Trump Transition News
The President-Elect agrees with the view that the Electoral College should be terminated as long as it’s replaced by Trump University.

True Spirit of Christmas
The Australian Human Rights Commission has apparently received a number of complaints under Section 18C about Father Christmas ignoring Muslim children.

Thoughts from the Treasury
There seems little hope of decisive action to fix Australia’s debt problems. The Labor Party seems determined to block any Coalition measures designed to preserve the country’s Triple A credit rating opting instead to make AA while the sun shines.

A calculated move
Cory Bernardi is reportedly planning to launch a new movement called the Australian Majority. He never was much good at numbers.

Long term planning at the Palace
Malcolm has announced that there will be no Australian Republic while the Queen remains on the throne. In other words Charles would be well-advised not to make any long-term advance bookings for flights to Australia on Monarch Airways.

User doesn’t pay
If you’re one of the taxpayers who footed the $750,000 bill for Clover Moore’s New Year’s Eve knees-up at the Opera House don’t hold your breath for a doggy-bag or a thank-you note.

Getting the message
Theresa May has yet to decide how to deliver Article 50 to the EU. Nigel Farage is thought to favour firing it into the European Parliament from an unmanned drone.

Possible three-peat defeat
Obama seems pretty confident he could have won a third term as President. However there are grounds for judging this view to be overly optimistic given that he exchanged emails with Hillary’s personal computer system and it’s most unlikely that the Russian hackers would have sided with him rather than Trump.

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