Monthly Archives: August 2017

Marriage Equality Campaign Battlegrounds

For me it is simple, every Aussie should have equal rights to marry whomever they like.

Media Inequality

The marriage equality ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps are establishing their campaign narratives. If the ‘yes’ campaign is to win, it’s important that they understand what the ‘no’ camp is doing, and fight back against their strategy at every opportunity.

No political campaign can offer everything to everyone, so messaging must be targeted towards specific groups at the most relevant times. There are three groups that the ‘yes’ campaign need to be aware of. As per Essential Media’s latest poll, there are the ‘committed yes’ group, which make up 57% of the population. Then there are the ‘committed nos’ at 32%. And the ‘don’t knows’ at 11%.

The ‘yes’ camp has speedily mobilised an impressive grass roots campaign to get voters on the electoral roll. The narrative of this enrol campaign is spot on to encourage those in the ‘committed yes’ group who weren’t previously on the roll, or who…

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We seem to have come to a crisis point


We seem to have come to a crisis point in human history with two madmen in charge of Earth’s future. On one hand we have a maniacal communist dictator and on the other, a man that the majority of 43% of that country’s population voted into power, a conservative capitalist, and as with all conservatives, with willingness for war from the moment he assumed office. Both of these men lead countries with a determination to dominate the other, with scant regard for the hundreds of millions of people that a nuclear war could murder, as long as they get their own way.

Then overnight, our illustrious Prime Minister Turnbull throws his hat in, without being asked or invited, making a statement the equivalent of the Pig Iron Bob Menzies statement in the Second World War “Britain is at war, so Australia is at war” as if the United States of America would somehow require Australia’s assistance to combat North Korea, which would be laughable if not so tragic, both nations being nuclear capable. Sure we could support our ally in principle however we should not supply cannon fodder in Australian lives, as we did in the last world war in an exercise of pandering to the massive Trump ego.

As we stand on the precipice of war, there is no world power that can stop these two ego maniacs; by entering the fray so early Prime Minister Turnbull has made Australia a target for North Korea to up the ante from Guam to Australia and put our population at risk, from the Torres Straight to as far south as Sydney. If we do make it to the next election the Australian people will not thank the current Prime Minister for bringing us into the spotlight so early and putting the people of Northern Australia to Central NSW in harm’s way, especially Townsville, with Australia’s largest Army Barracks and RAAF Base.


Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court, Deeragun

Townsville, North Queensland, 4818

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