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Jason Harris

Jason loves to communicate God's word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Cairns. Jason is also a pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at


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    Good post, we all need to know a bit more about how our government is run.
    It was hard not to feel “ripped off” when Rudd was relieved of his prime ministership. After all, people voted for the Labour party led by Kevin Rudd, not someone else. You are right about us being influenced by American politics and it was a good reminder of what our system is all about.

    I don’t believe the Crown has, or should have any real power in our system. Even the Governor General is not actually appointed by the Queen, he or she is appointed by the Prime minister. The GG has no real power either, and should be done away with, in my opinion. The position of GG is purely ceremonial, or should be, and the party in power should be accountable to the nation, not an individual.

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    I thought this post was really good. Simple explanations work for me anyway! lol Thanks!! =)

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    well set out, you should write textbooks:)

    leaving aside the blatant political machinations and motivations behind Rudd’s removal, the voters will not forget his deputy’s hands over many of his policies and policy backflips. the next election cannot come soon enough.

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    Very well explained Mr Harris.

    It is simply an accident of our system that the leader of the country is the leader of the party who won the most seats in parliament.

    In my humble opinion Mr Rudd got exactly what he deserved given the picture of his leadership style that is now emerging. It seems he was treated exactly as he treated his subordinates. (I have absolutely zero sympathy for him.)

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