He describes himself as a radical centrist and believes Xenophon is the closest in the current parliament. He also thinks Tim Costello and Natasha Spott-Despoja would also sit there.
Short clip from the new CEO http://theoaktree.org/oaktrees-new-ceo-viv-benjamin/
http://www.smh.com.au/world/joy-in-the-streets-as-voters-embrace-suu-kyi-20120402-1w71r.html Aung Sun Suu Kyi has won a seat in the country’s parliament and her party has won 44 of 45 constituencies in the same election. Official results may take a week to confirm and maybe according to international observers their seems to be no or limited vote rigging compared to past elections.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-24/mothers-want-apology-over-forced-adoptions/3852330 Move for a national apology over era of forced adoptions.
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/wanted-new-pm-no-experience-necessary-20120223-1towo.html Australian humour at it’s best. Someone posted a phoney ad on hiringnow.com.au Best resolution is for a 3rd candidate either Tony Burke or Craig Emerson. Still they have to be willing to stand.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/historic-push-to-give-aborigines-new-power/story-fn59niix-1226217694035 There is need for more than just Constitutional recognition of Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders but for removal of racial discrimination from it as well according to this article.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/constitutional-fiddling-brings-inherent-danger/story-e6frgd0x-1226217634091 Whilst James Allan warns against going too far as of the risk of how people in the future particularly those on the High Court may interpret the anti discrimination proposal.
http://actofrecognition.org.au/ Came across them last week. They make the starting point Captain Cook and Botany Bay. Worth a look.
http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/5569 From the UK.