Posts Tagged ‘Climate’


Written by Max Gross

First published Saturday, 27 August 2011

Not with a bang but a whimper, this week’s so-called Convoy of No Confidence has proved itself as potent a protest against the Gillard minority government as spit on the radiator of a Nullabor road train. (more…)


Written by Max Gross

First published Wednesday, 16 December 2015

  • “…economic rationalism, a sneer on its face, lays about itself, hacking Australia’s fabric without anaesthetic and assuring the screaming patient that at the end of the slashing he’ll be grateful” – Tom Kenneally, OUR REPUBLIC
  • “Style, like sheer silk, too often hides eczema” – Albert Camus, THE FALL
  • “I’m prepared to take advice on leisure from Prince Philip. He’s a world expert on leisure. He’s been practising for most of his adult life” – Neil Kinnock, in the Western Mail

The first significant act of the Turnbull presidency… er, prime ministership… after deposing Tony Abbott was to abolish Abbott’s absurd knighthoods.

The second thing was to reverse Abbott’s equally asinine ban on government support for wind farm investment.

So far that’s about the extent of discernible difference between the brief, bumbling and ultimately shameful reign of the Mad Monk and the “exciting” man-of-reason Malcolm Turnbull. (more…)