Gerard Henderson

Our only instability is an infatuation with independents

2019-01-22T09:37:36+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson, Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

In the midst of the political instability within many Western democracies, Australia is doing relatively well in the disruption stakes. Sure, Scott Morrison presides over a minority government, but with an election likely in May, and only eight sitting days in the House of Representatives before the budget is handed down on April 2, this [...]

Aunty offers rising son a platform for ‘crazy’ party claims

2018-10-25T09:04:57+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson, Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

Two decades ago I supported the campaign of the Australian Republic Movement led by Malcolm Turnbull. There were two compelling reasons. First, it made sense that Australia should have an Australian head of state. And second, it seemed improper that a relatively new nation should be associated with the concept of succession by heredity. So [...]