Wild Wind Gusts In Melbourne Alleged, But I…

"Public rage is like lightning, and tends to discharge its energies at…

Mark Latham: "The Political Bubble"

In this hard-hitting analysis of Australian democracy, the political parties that inhabit…

A plea from an asylum seeker

The Government tells us that by stopping the boats they are stopping…

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to war…

It’s almost 100 years since the Sykes-Picot agreement was signed, in which…

Good versus evil

Good, Evil: IS and the Coalition. "Good" and "Evil": do these words actually…

Fly United?

Bill Shorten has said “The only thing standing in the way of…

Sickness Country: Selling Nuclear to the Neighbours

Earlier this month, Tony Abbott travelled to India to seal the deal…

It should never have come to this.

As fact is sorted from fiction about recent incidents involving members of…

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Mark Latham: "The Political Bubble"

John Lord

In this hard-hitting analysis of Australian democracy, the political parties that inhabit it, and other important components necessary for its existence, Mark Latham leaves the reader with an "if only" thought to reflect on. That’s what I did before writing my piece Seriously, Is Our Democracy Stuffed? If only we could look…

Sickness Country: Selling Nuclear to the Neighbours

Kate O'Callaghan

Earlier this month, Tony Abbott travelled to India to seal the deal on a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement which will allow the sale of uranium to the subcontinent. Australia had previously banned the sale of uranium to India, due to its status as a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Australia…

A plea from an asylum seeker

The AIM Network

The Government tells us that by stopping the boats they are stopping the drownings. But does this really mean they are saving lives? This story would suggest that the answer is a firm "no". We have been asked by a young man, who sought asylum in Australia but was in the first…

Wild Wind Gusts In Melbourne Alleged, But I Don't Believe…

Rossleigh

"Public rage is like lightning, and tends to discharge its energies at anyone who has the bad luck to be…

Poetry Review: Life Cycle (for Big Jim Phelan), by Bruce…

Kay Rollison

  When children are born in Victoria they are wrapped in club-colours, laid in beribboned cots, having already begun a lifetime’s barracking. Carn, they…

Politics

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to war we go...

Sean Stinson

It’s almost 100 years since the Sykes-Picot agreement was signed, in which Britain and France divided up the spoils of…

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Fly United?

Kaye Lee

Bill Shorten has said “The only thing standing in the way of Tony Abbott winning another term in 2016 is…

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It should never have come to this.

John Kelly

As fact is sorted from fiction about recent incidents involving members of Australia's Muslim communities, I cannot but lament that…

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Dear Labor – enough with the beige!

Victoria Rollison

It’s really hard to find someone who voted for Abbott’s Liberal government who is willing to justify their actions without…

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Advance Australia Where?

The AIM Network

As Tony Abbott sends us off to war we are reminded of John Howard's eagerness to do the same thing…

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Abbott's end game

The AIM Network

Someone had to say it! Long-time and popular blogger Archie has said what we all think. Australia has been moved Moved from…

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Environment

Uncertain future for Adani at Abbot Point as fight for…

Kate O'Callaghan

It’s been an eventful month for Australia’s greatest natural wonder. It was widely reported this week that Abbot Point proponents Adani…

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Ebola

ozfenric

Each generation has its historic moments, its touchstone memories. I grew up in the 1980s, and my touchstones were the…

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Shark ecotourism -The no bull shark approach

Nicole Clark

Shark ecotourism - The no bull shark approach Two weeks ago I was assigned the task of writing up a ‘mock…

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Social Justice

The purpose of March Australia: demanding change for the better

The AIM Network

Why do we march against the Abbott Government? Admittedly marching will not change the government or the government's ideology, but…

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First Nations Women's Ceremonial Walk for Freedom

The AIM Network

Since Europeans first set foot on 'Terra Australis' the dispossession of Aboriginal Australians has been ruthless and unrelenting. For over…

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Who wins? Developers or the community?

The AIM Network

When an area is considered of state significance, June Bullivant OAM asks who the area is significant for. When the NSW…

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Good versus evil

The AIM Network

Good, Evil: IS and the Coalition. "Good" and "Evil": do these words actually mean anything? I think they do. I remember Dubya…

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My Favourite Movies

John Lord

This blog in the near future will broaden the category of Literature to include the arts in general. Last week out…

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Big business versus the rest of us

The AIM Network

Are our apprentices being trained in all the right jobs? In this short piece Carolyn van Langenberg writes that many…

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