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Topic: Tony Abbott
Australia's only female minister is fully supported by Cabinet colleagues in her message to the people.

Abbott’s Cabinet: No, no, we are not feminists!

Australia's only female minister is fully supported by Cabinet colleagues in her message to the people.

The drawing: Tony Abbott's furrowed brow.

A drawing a day: MSM Redhead strikeout

The drawing: Tony Abbott's furrowed brow.

The image: Tony Abbott's face, at 20 seconds, and at 9 mins and 30 seconds, into the speech.

A drawing a day: Redhead strikes

The image: Tony Abbott's face, at 20 seconds, and at 9 mins and 30 seconds, into the speech.

The Interregnum

Interregum. I’m really enjoying it. You? In·ter·reg·num Plural:  interregnums or interregna 1: the time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes Please enter your email address Sign up 2: a period during which the normal functions of government or control are suspended 3: a lapse or pause in a continuous […]

A Hung Pavlova (an illustrated election night dinner)

Magically, human action (voters voting) has intersected with intangible reality (a cynical campaign) to manifest in statistical justice — the hung parliament expresses pretty exactly the public’s disenchantment with same-old politics. On the night Julia Gillard couldn’t see the flames for the smoke, advising that ‘the people have spoken and it’s going to take a […]

Old habits (I’m “not very good at politics” and I vote; I’m stupid and I vote)

I dug up this image from my post ‘On politics: Abbott‘ of last December. Come Saturday Tony Abbott will be on, or brought to his knees. He may get to swap his oppositional habit for glamorous prime ministerial regalia.

Is Julia Gillard homophobic? Or just whistling? (On same-sex marriage)

Is Julia maybe a teensy bit homophobic? Or just par-for-the-course, predictably, utterly cynical? I’ve been wondering and the result, alas, is this rather long post — but I figured we needed the facts, ma’am, just the facts. However it does have a conclusion, thank Google. This either/or has arisen several times now, in prominent spots, […]