Abbott Batting on a Deteriorating Pitch.

To use cricketing parlance, cracks are beginning to show in the pitch.…

An Open Letter to Joe Hockey

Dear Joe Hockey, Back in 2012, when you said the age of entitlement…

Shark ecotourism -The no bull shark approach

Shark ecotourism - The no bull shark approach Two weeks ago I was…

Team Australia, The Right Wing and If We're…

"There have been a number of Catholic priests charged with sexual offences…

Book Review: Beams Falling, by P.M. Newton

After complaining in a recent post that too many police procedural crime…

Another Day, Another Blunder

You can smell an air of desperation in the ranks of the…

Abbott's 'Team Australia' has a tinge of Howard…

'Don't migrate to Australia unless you want to join “Team Australia”', declared…

Pillage, plunder, for private profit

More and more Crown land - public land - is under threat…

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Abbott Batting on a Deteriorating Pitch.

John Lord

To use cricketing parlance, cracks are beginning to show in the pitch. The pitch, that is, that Tony Abbott is making to the Australian public. In fact, some of the cracks are so wide of the crease that they indicate a turning wicket. Both his captaincy and batting for Team…

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 briefing’ as part of one of my subjects at University. I was given the topic ‘Is shark ecotourism teaching sharks to hunt humans?’  I performed a quick Google search and…

Abbott's 'Team Australia' has a tinge of Howard about it

Michael Taylor

'Don't migrate to Australia unless you want to join “Team Australia”', declared our chest-beating Prime Minister. "Everyone has got to be on team Australia" he carried on. Now I really don't know what 'Team Australia' is. I suspect it is nothing more than a slogan aimed at stirring up patriotism. And/or votes. Either…

Team Australia, The Right Wing and If We're Not Careful…

Rossleigh

"There have been a number of Catholic priests charged with sexual offences over the past few years. I think that…

Book Review: Beams Falling, by P.M. Newton

Kay Rollison

After complaining in a recent post that too many police procedural crime stories are about psychopaths and serial killers, the…

Politics

An Open Letter to Joe Hockey

Victoria Rollison

Dear Joe Hockey, Back in 2012, when you said the age of entitlement was over, I was so relieved. I was…

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Another Day, Another Blunder

John Kelly

You can smell an air of desperation in the ranks of the Coalition government at the moment. Each week, it…

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First Australia, now Scotland - Liberals share their offensive comments…

The AIM Network

Tony Abbott's 'Scottish' gaffe wraps up what has been another gaffe-ridden week from a gaffe-ridden government, writes Vivien Fleming. In a…

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Kaye Lee

It wasn’t that long ago that Australia was being praised around the world.  Remember when we had an intelligent, articulate,…

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The fair go is going....going....gone?

Kaye Lee

In 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt said that he knew of no other free country where “what is produced by…

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Giving Abbott a Serve

John Lord

Since bringing down the budget a consensus has developed that even includes right wing journalists, with all agreeing that Tony…

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Environment

Pillage, plunder, for private profit

The AIM Network

More and more Crown land - public land - is under threat from wealthy developers and mining companies, writes June…

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Wild Rivers No More: Newman Decision Threatens the Cape

Kate O'Callaghan

This week, the Queensland Government finalised their repeal of the Wild Rivers Act. Introduced in 2005 by the Labor government, the Act…

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Incompetence, mismanagement and coverups

The AIM Network

Crown Land should not be a source of private profit for developers. June Bullivant OAM finds that this is not…

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Social Justice

"Feminist Bitches" Who Needs Them?

Letitia McQuade

There's no denying it, Australian women have come a long way. From the married women's property act to the criminalisation…

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Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat

ozfenric

If there was ever any doubt, it has now been undeniably shown. The ultimate aim of conservative government is to…

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Baby boomer protection

Kaye Lee

Why is the Abbott government offering $10,000 to employ people who are over 50?  We grew up in a time…

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The pregnant pause

The AIM Network

In this guest post Anne Byam asks what makes a woman want to go back to work after her baby…

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The Problem of Unemployment in Australia

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Julie Farthing has worked in the employment industry for four decades. She more than anyone has the experience to safely…

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The permanent solution to the challenges of global development

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