- Would the vote on the private member’s bill for marriage equality have played out differently with all parties allowing conscience votes? Both Tony Abbott for disallowing conscience votes, and Julia Gillard for allowing the vote to go ahead knowing that it would fail, were cynically dodging behind parliamentary procedure to avoid properly representing the electorate on this issue.
- Mitt Romney revealed his inner sneering plutocrat, but will it really cost him the presidential election? and how much of the money he’s raising is going to go to his campaign and how much to the general Republican machine? What will it mean for Congress?
- Another damning Aboriginal death in custody report raises scarcely a blip on the national radar.
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.