New Dawn

May 22, 2022
NEW DAWN This morning… This is what I said to my American colleague, Garrett Lang of the Free Thinker Institute (New York, NY), who I work with on these big ideas of education, and politics.   … here today, on Sunday, we have a new government. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the end of the uncompromising right-wing […]

NEW DAWN

This morning…
This is what I said to my American colleague, Garrett Lang of the Free Thinker Institute (New York, NY), who I work with on these big ideas of education, and politics.

 

… here today, on Sunday, we have a new government. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the end of the uncompromising right-wing swing in politics over the last few decades, and might signal the end of the cultural-history wars in Australia. We’ll see.

 

For my friends overseas, we do not yet know if there will be a majority or minority Labor government, but one thing is sure, this is a unique historical victory in Australia for those of us, for more than a generation, have been denouncing divisive politics, the cultural-history wars, and the lies and corruption. It is a victory for the so-called ‘teal independents’ and for the Greens, especially in my home state of Queensland, and in Victoria. Western Australia has turned into a sea of Labor red.

 

It is a victory for change, for decisive action on climate change risk, for women’s equality and security, and for integrity in politics.

 

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.
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4 months ago

Hi Neville – IMO, your comment, “We’ll see”, strikes the right note of caution.

4 months ago

An interesting result, the Griffith Electorate has major concerns about aircraft noise on to of the other problems.