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Abbott & the seige mentality

Looking back: the siege mentality

Coming events

Early September, I knew the Sydney siege was on the agenda; I just didn’t know what it would look like or where or when it would happen. But Abbott appeared to be promoting a siege mentality (for his own reasons) and for me, this sort of thinking usually leads to nasty outcomes.

Why would I say Lest we forget?

A more personal reflection of the Whitlam days and other similar irrelevancies

Here is a personal note by an old leftie looking back on Whitlam's 3 big years from Remembrance Day 11th of the 11th 2014

Looking back: Anzac Day marches in a small country town

For the first few years of my life, watching Anzac Day marches each year in the small country town of my birth, I was convinced they ended every public statement of honour and respect for the Diggers with the declaration:

“We will remember them (unless we forget)!”

Abbott says to Palmer - respect our mandate & pass Supply

Introduction

Abbott's mandate? Yes or No

We are suddenly in new unknown territory with "passage of the money bills by the Upper House" uncertain.

A useful overview of current state of play from   where Abbott asks Clive Palmer to respect his mandate:

March In May: More Evidence that The Time is Right for a New Constitution for Australia

Lack of democracy - the community is being ignored

http://www.pinterest.com/bloggerme3/the-constitution/

People are getting fed up with our lack of democracy particularly when concerns of the community are ignored whilst decisions are made in favour of remote ‘investors’ – at the expense of everyday Australians.

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