The Colossus of Cabramatta – Part One

It’s easy to score points off a dead man: they rarely put…

Property developer turns over a new "green" leaf

The construction industry is paying much closer attention to sustainability and energy…

The Coalition’s Looming Debt and Deficit Disaster

They’re spending like drunken sailors. When you voted in the federal election last…

Australians for Honest Politics set for a revival?

As reported by John Kelly in September, there has been an ongoing…

The Gingerbread Woman, by Jennifer Johnston

I’m eternally grateful to my book club. As I think I’ve explained…

Well, That Explains It All Joe Hockey, I…

CHRIS UHLMANN: Why is this government bewildered by the fact that the…

The anti-politicians are not helping

Anti-politicians are everywhere. Clive Palmer is the left’s current favourite anti-establishment politician…

Upside down downunder

We sure do things upside down downunder. Tony Abbott’s chief business adviser first…

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The Colossus of Cabramatta – Part One

The AIM Network

It’s easy to score points off a dead man: they rarely put up a fight, writes Nick Kenny. All sides of the political spectrum, says Nick, have come out swinging cheap shots since Gough Whitlam’s death last week – The ALP, the Liberals, and the Greens – all trying to rewrite history…

Property developer turns over a new "green" leaf

The AIM Network

The construction industry is paying much closer attention to sustainability and energy efficiency, reports Dr Anthony Horton. One of Australia’s largest developers has recently issued the first green bond that will fund investments in construction and refurbishment projects that achieve a minimum of 4 green stars. Sydney based Stockland’s recent announcement…

University musings

Kay Rollison

I read with interest Don Watson’s crie de coeur from 2012 from the archives of The Monthly, which posted it on Twitter recently, about the horrors of managerialism in Australian universities. By this he means the imposition of a powerful management body led by a Vice Chancellor who is effectively…

Well, That Explains It All Joe Hockey, I Don't See…

Rossleigh

CHRIS UHLMANN: Why is this government bewildered by the fact that the Labor Party is being negative in Opposition when…

The Gingerbread Woman, by Jennifer Johnston

Kay Rollison

I’m eternally grateful to my book club. As I think I’ve explained before, we have a fairly random way of…

Politics

The Coalition’s Looming Debt and Deficit Disaster

John Kelly

They’re spending like drunken sailors. When you voted in the federal election last year, were you concerned about Labor’s debt and…

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Australians for Honest Politics set for a revival?

Kaye Lee

As reported by John Kelly in September, there has been an ongoing investigation into Tony Abbott’s eligibility to enter Parliament…

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Well, That Explains It All Joe Hockey, I Don't See…

Rossleigh

CHRIS UHLMANN: Why is this government bewildered by the fact that the Labor Party is being negative in Opposition when…

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The anti-politicians are not helping

Victoria Rollison

Anti-politicians are everywhere. Clive Palmer is the left’s current favourite anti-establishment politician because he is blocking some of Abbott’s nastier…

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Upside down downunder

Kaye Lee

We sure do things upside down downunder. Tony Abbott’s chief business adviser first tells us we are unprepared for global cooling,…

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First speaker in the mature debate

Kaye Lee

Dear Mr Abbott, I welcome your call for a mature debate on taxation. I too deplored the “screaming match” that surrounded…

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Environment

RET 2.0 - Or Is It?

Michael Taylor

Dr Anthony Horton reports that although the renewal energy industry is becoming increasingly competitive, international investors are turning their backs…

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Australia awarded last place in the Global Green Economy Index

Michael Taylor

In a mere two years Australia has fallen from a ranking of 4th to 37th in supporting clean energy to…

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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…

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Social Justice

We are sending asylum seekers back to Indonesia so they…

The AIM Network

In Haneef Hussain's recent article on The AIMN he told us why he and other family members fled their native…

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A Reading List for "Ban the Burqa Bigots"

Trish Corry

I was in the audience at ABC’s Q & A (Monday 06/10/2014) and I listened to the question from Ms.…

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Crying for the children of Nauru

The AIM Network

Janet Galbraith operates an online writing group for people within Australian immigration detention. She has been speaking with people in…

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Change is a process . . . not an event

John Lord

"The secret of change is to focus all your energy on not fighting the old, but on building the future." Socrates. I…

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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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