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Fielding delivers final Senate speech

Fielding delivers final Senate speech

Yesterday afternoon Senator Steve Fielding presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: I have always loved listening to stories. I love sitting around a campfire with my kids and telling them stories of my own childhood, growing up in a large family of 16 children. There is something about a story that allows others to […]

Win-win for Families! Cheaper grog, while mega-donations stay secret

Win-win for Families! Cheaper grog, while mega-donations stay secret

I in no way cast aspersions on the genuineness of Family First Senator Steve Fielding’s concern about alcohol abuse. But he certainly has a very strange idea of what constitutes a good outcome when it comes to reducing it.  His vote in the Senate resulted directly in alcoholic soda pops being made substantially cheaper, while […]

Putting families first by keeping political donations secret?!

Putting families first by keeping political donations secret?!

It’s probably redundant to express bafflement at Steve Fielding’s actions in the Senate, so instead I’ll state that I’m flabbergasted at the Family First Senator’s decision this week to block an attempt to restore some transparency to political donations in Australia.  It’s hard to see how Australian families benefit from enabling the wealthy to keep […]