Tag Archives: Australian Politics

Is Australian politics becoming more like American politics? If so, why? #PLT110 #auspol #americanisation

Is Australian politics becoming more like American politics?  If so, why?  Australian politics seemed to become more obviously aligned with American politics during the 2007 Federal election campaign. Kevin’07 had all the hallmarks of an Americanised election movement: “…the uninitiated … Continue reading

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What is Australia’s role in the area of ‘The Environment’? #PLT110 #climatechange

What is Australia’s role in this mess? Australia’s current leadership is continuing with the mess made by earlier governments, but is now referring to our environmental policies as Direct Action. It’s difficult for me to take the Abbott government seriously … Continue reading

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What obstacles do minor parties & independents face when competing with the larger, more established parties? #PLT110

What obstacles do minor parties and independents face when competing with the larger, more established parties?  From the outset, minor parties can be accused of being radical extremists by the major parties and/or the media. This can encompass public vilification and … Continue reading

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What are the advantages/disadvantages of having formal #factions within a political party like the #ALP ? #PLT110

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having formal factions within a political party like the ALP?  As the ALP has had, historically, such a wide range of ideologies existing within the party, the existence of factions can be an … Continue reading

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Should Australia become a republic? #PLT110 #ausrepublic

Should Australia become a republic? If so, what difference would it make? I have always believed that Australia should become a republic. One of my fundamental motivations for this view is the desire for Australia to be truly independent, breaking our … Continue reading

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RE: Is Australian support for the #WarOnTerror essential to our ‘national security’? #PLT110

Is Australian support for the War on Terror essential to our ‘national security’? How does this conflict compare to the wars that Australia has previously participated in? Wow! I have enjoyed reading everyone’s perspectives surrounding this question. I have to … Continue reading

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RE: Should Australia have taken part in the #VietnamWar? #PLT110

Q: Should Australia have taken part in the Vietnam War? A: I understand all the reasons Australia should or shouldn’t have participated in the Vietnam war… and everyone has, thus far, made valid contentions for either side of this debate. But, no … Continue reading

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