Posts Tagged ‘pauline hanson’

Is James Ashby thick or is he deliberately ducking the issue? I suspect the answer is little from column A and a bit from column B. However, one thing is quite clear – he still has the morals and ethics of a rabid sewer rat, together with a criminal mindset. (more…)

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UPDATE: While posting this, news broke that Christensen has quit as National’s Whip.

UPDATE 2: I obviously must have had Pauline Hanson on my mind when I wrote this, accidentally declaring Christensen came from Oxley – her old seat. He is of course actually in Dawson.

1478560415009There can be no question about it – George Christensen is a renegade. Ever since he first entered parliament in 2010, he has gone his own way. The Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has admitted that he cannot really discipline the maverick given his own troublesome past record. But just how fair dinkum is Christensen? (more…)

There were many of us who thought Pauline Hanson’s departure from Federal Parliamentphon in 1998 meant an end to her as a political force. And we were wrong. Yet the rise of Hanson and the emergence and re-emergence of One Nation ultimately lacks a key component for long-term survival in government. The question then becomes, just how much damage will be done before they collapse for good? (more…)

After we pretty much turned the clock back twenty years last week with Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech in the Senate, the Prime Minister was quick to distance himself and the government from Hanson and the One Nation Party. But following claims from MP George Christensen, we could be forgiven for wondering just how far apart the government and One Nation really are. (more…)

What do Ian Macfarlane, Peter Slipper, Jacqui Lambie and Glenn Lazarus have in common? Each of stood for election representing a specific party, only to later jump ship. And along the way, each of them has highlighted a significant flaw in our political system. (more…)