Blog Hiatus during June

Just a quick note to say that I’ll now be travelling until late June, so there will be no more politics posts until I return just before the election.  I hope to quickly look at some of our independents then, assuming I am not completely jetlagged.  Maybe even if I am – in which case, be prepared for an even more idiosyncratic style of commentary than usual…

In the interim, you can still comment, but please note that I’m moderating all comments and will not be checking my email quite so many times per day as I usually do, so it may take a day or so for your comment to be approved.  I’ll generally approve anything that is not absolutely abusive, though if you are posting the same insults and not adding to the conversation, I will eventually cut you off.

I will also be closing comments on a handful of posts where the comments are getting contentious, or are pretty much all just insults with no informational content.  I am totally fine with people disagreeing with me, but if all you have to say is that I am stupid and biased, well, I never claimed not to be biased (in fact, I am pretty open about my biases), and as for stupidity, anyone reading this is probably clever enough to decide for themselves about my intelligence.

There are, of course, a number of small parties that will appear on the ballot paper which I have not addressed this time around – please refer to my 2016 Federal Election index page to find what I’ve written about them in the past – or visit their websites for yourselves!  You might be pleasantly surprised by them.  I really don’t know everything!

And please – enrol to vote.  Enrol to vote TODAY if you haven’t already – the rolls close at 8pm this evening, and I want to see all of you on them!

See you in five weeks!