You get what you pay for

While their philosophy remains to cut spending and lower taxes, the Abbott…

The Art of Robert Mapplethorpe. American Photographer

Why did I choose Robert Mapplethorpe as the subject for this essay?…

Tony Abbott And Groupthink Or Yes, We're All…

From time to time, people in the comments section disagree with me.…

The financial management of the Coalition

In August 2013, a journalist asked Joe Hockey “Should you win the…

The Magna Carta

    Ever wondered where the long road to achieving the rights of the…

Labor framed as the villain again

    Over the last couple of days, the Twittersphere has been full of…

Is ISIS a threat to national security?

Tony Abbott has repeatedly decried the “apocalyptic death cult” ISIS as a…

It’s a Taxing Time for ''All But the…

Never in the history of this nation have corporations, rich individuals, and…

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You get what you pay for

Kaye Lee

While their philosophy remains to cut spending and lower taxes, the Abbott government are unlikely to produce an equitable budget. As John Daley of the Grattan Institute put it, "If you try to fix on the spending side, you only hit the bottom half. If you fix on the tax side you…

Labor framed as the villain again

Victoria Rollison

    Over the last couple of days, the Twittersphere has been full of congratulations for Waleed Aly’s The Project segment on the Renewable Energy Target (RET). If you haven’t watched it yet, here it is. Apart from the fact that it’s fairly amusing that journalists like Aly get congratulated for talking…

The Magna Carta

The AIM Network

    Ever wondered where the long road to achieving the rights of the common man began? Guest blogger Graham Parton, explains. If 2014 was the year we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, 2015 will be the year we commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the…

Tony Abbott And Groupthink Or Yes, We're All Individuals -…

Rossleigh

From time to time, people in the comments section disagree with me. Sometimes, they even tell me that I shouldn't…

Book Review: Bedford Park, by Bryan Appleyard

Kay Rollison

I first came across Bryan Appleyard in 2009 when I read his article in the Sunday Times repudiating his previous…

News and Politics

Tony Abbott And Groupthink Or Yes, We're All Individuals -…

Rossleigh

From time to time, people in the comments section disagree with me. Sometimes, they even tell me that I shouldn't…

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The financial management of the Coalition

Kaye Lee

In August 2013, a journalist asked Joe Hockey “Should you win the election, at what stage will you own the…

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Labor framed as the villain again

Victoria Rollison

    Over the last couple of days, the Twittersphere has been full of congratulations for Waleed Aly’s The Project segment on…

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Is ISIS a threat to national security?

Kaye Lee

Tony Abbott has repeatedly decried the “apocalyptic death cult” ISIS as a threat to our national security but is that…

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It’s a Taxing Time for ''All But the Rich''

John Lord

Never in the history of this nation have corporations, rich individuals, and the Government that supports them, been so openly…

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To tax or not to tax

Kaye Lee

On August 29 2012 Joe Hockey addressed the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).  During his speech he said “business…

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Environment

Investing in women to save the world

Kaye Lee

Most contemporary estimates for the carrying capacity of the Earth under existing conditions are between 4 billion and 16 billion.…

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Snowy Hydro, Neoliberalism and the NSW Government: The Ugly Visage…

Rob Marsh

Australia’s energy policy is subject to regulatory and fiscal influence from all three levels of government, however only the State…

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Dam them

The AIM Network

The attachment of the Liberal National Coalition to building new dams is going against the grain of history and should…

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Social Justice

Abbott going Batty just doesn't cut it - the media…

Letitia McQuade

I admire Rosie Batty. She has suffered immeasurable grief and tragedy with grace, courage and fortitude. She has moved forward,…

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If you don’t love Australia, leave

Victoria Rollison

It’s time we reclaimed Australia. Because I love this country and I hate to see it being sullied by bigotry…

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The challenge of being an Australian man

The AIM Network

An Easter reflection from Sir Scotch Mistery. We are a weird mob, us Australian blokes. Here in the Australian Independent Media…

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AIM Extra

A masterclass in China Watching

Sally Baxter

In November 1969 an Australian named Francis James disappeared without trace. He was travelling by train from the southern China…

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Happy Chocolate Day: Decadent Chocolate Cake with Ganache or Chocolate…

TurnLeft2016

    To help celebrate Chocolate Day.... Cake Recipe 1 1/2 cups of Self-Raising flour 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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Bed time - Scourge of the Toddler World

The AIM Network

    Getting children to bed can often be an exercise in frustration and a test of patience. Guest blogger Matt Rae offers…

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What We All Forget About Asia

The AIM Network

  Sir ScotchMistery has been taking a long hard look at Australia-China relations and puts forth his opinion. Disclaimer. The following viewpoints are…

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So, What's On Your Mind?

Edward Eastwood

Tim Dunlop, author of The New Front Page:New Media and the Rise of the Audience, argued recently that while the most exciting…

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And furthermore...

Edward Eastwood

As someone not of a religious bent, Edward Eastwood spent the Easter break compiling a list of a few of…

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