SADLY the Australian Of The Year award has lost all meaning to millions of Australians. It’s become a disconnected politically correct tool existing only for one purpose - to advance progressive grand standers and social causes, instead of reflecting the best in quiet achievers, the real heroes of our country.
BILL Shorten's decision to play the class envy card last week magnified the hollowness of the opposition leader. Shorten doesn’t have class envy but that doesn’t mean he won’t have a go at playing the dud cards of jealousy, resentment and covetousness for all they're worth. Or not worth.
Dyson Heydon’s refusal to be bullied or intimidated by union thugs and his intention to stick with the Royal Commission gig triggered the usual twitter finger-wagging from the extreme Greens.
The Australian Republican Movement chairman Peter ‘Fitzy’ FitzSimons assures us that his preferred model for a republic means "nothing will change". That raises the obvious question, “If nothing will change, then why change?”
Some issues shouldn’t be classified as Left or Right – they should be bipartisan. Or just ‘right’, as in ‘correct’. One of those issues is the move for an Australian republic, which is on the boil again.