Budget emergency?

Six months of Abbott's idea of belt-tightening..... February 25 The Abbott government has spent…

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UN World Leaders Meet in New York to Discuss Climate Change Except for…

Ban the Use of the Word "Jihadist" By…

Imagine the boss calls everyone to a meeting and announces that Trevor…

An Abuse of Process

There's been a lot of good discussion recently, started by John Lord,…

The voiceless and faceless public

I was listening to Radio National news this morning and it suddenly…

Book review: "There’s No Home", by Alexander Baron

Reviewed by Rod Wise. It was a kind of rite of passage for…

The Minister for Lost Opportunities

You have to hand to him. Joe Hockey would have to be…

Book Review: MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam (2013) is the third book in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian trilogy about…

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Budget emergency?

Kaye Lee

Six months of Abbott's idea of belt-tightening..... February 25 The Abbott government has spent $2.5 million on lifeboats to send asylum seekers intercepted at sea back to Indonesia. The figure, revealed in letters tabled in the Senate by Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash, indicates the government is paying more than $200,000 per lifeboat,…

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 Group, GVK Hancock and North Queensland Bulk Ports would seek to reverse their plan to dump 5 million tonnes of dredge spoil into the marine park near Bowen, instead opting…

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 it will help to raise awareness of important issues and get people thinking, writes Gosford organiser Kym. I first came across the March in March at the end of last year,…

Ban the Use of the Word "Jihadist" By the Media…

Rossleigh

Imagine the boss calls everyone to a meeting and announces that Trevor just got the Assistant Manager's job. "It was…

Book review: "There’s No Home", by Alexander Baron

The AIM Network

Reviewed by Rod Wise. It was a kind of rite of passage for 15-year-olds a long time ago, well before James…

Politics

More random thoughts.

Kaye Lee

UN World Leaders Meet in New York to Discuss Climate Change Except for ours (and India and China though China did…

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An Abuse of Process

John Kelly

There's been a lot of good discussion recently, started by John Lord, about democracy, or the lack of it in…

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The voiceless and faceless public

Victoria Rollison

I was listening to Radio National news this morning and it suddenly struck me – mainstream news media, including everyone…

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The Minister for Lost Opportunities

John Kelly

You have to hand to him. Joe Hockey would have to be the eternal optimist. He says that we are…

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I Was Going To Write About the Prime Miniature, Tiny…

Rossleigh

Earlier in the year, then Assistant Treasurer. Arfur Sinodinos told ICAC that he didn't know about individual donations and wasn't…

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What Should Shorten Do?

John Lord

All the latest polls give Labor a clear lead over their Coalition opposition. In fact the latest Essential poll shows…

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Environment

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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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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Social Justice

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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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…

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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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The Human Race

The AIM Network

Welcome to the Human Race! Sean Hurley is your caller. A good afternoon to you all and welcome back to The…

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