Day to Day Politics: The calm before the…

Friday 24 November 2017We all wait in anticipation of what might happen…

Malcolm feels the end game approaching

By Peter McCarthyCancelling a sitting week in Parliament is unusual to begin…

Ruddock: The man who called a refugee child…

In August 2001, 6 year-old Shayan Badraie, an Iranian asylum seeker who arrived…

Day to Day Politics: Let us not forget…

Thursday 23 November 2017Recently one of my friends accused me of writing…

Confusion? Only ‘cause it’s Turnbull

By Kyran O'DwyerThe question asked of Australians in the recent survey was;…

The Machiavellian Egg

If any of us on the “progressive” side of politics still believe…

Crocodiles and Freedom Fighters: Zimbabwe, Colonialism and Violence

The strongman lost some muscle this week. Robert Mugabe, a leader of…

A New Movement of Rights and the Right…

Scholars have wondered what “triggers” might be in the social furniture of…

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Day to Day Politics: The calm before the storm

John Lord

Friday 24 November 2017We all wait in anticipation of what might happen on or after December 4 (after delaying a week's sitting of the Parliament to enable politicians to do something they should have done when pre-selected to run for office in the last election ... that being to read…

A Matter of Fifty Degrees: Climate Change in Australia

Dr Binoy Kampmark

A country baked to the core, its citizens roasted, an electricity grid battered to its limits.  Capital cities trapping scorching heat, toasting its citizens and assaulting the young, the elderly, the infirm with temperature fluctuations. This is the vision of Australia by the end of this century according to an…

Manus: Turnbull's time to act

The AIM Network

By Terence MillsThe agreement that Kevin Rudd signed with the PNG government in 2013 includes the provision:"Commencing on the day of announcement, any unauthorized maritime arrival entering Australian waters will be liable for transfer to Papua New Guinea (in the first instance, Manus Island) for processing and resettlement in Papua…

The Charles Manson Variety Hour!

Rossleigh

Reading the obituaries for Charlie, I can't help but be amused at how they all present a fairly consistent message…

Canberra and the thumping great Heffalump in the room

The AIM Network

By David AyliffeShhhhh! There’s a thumping great Heffalump in Federal Parliament and he’s making quite a racket. The Heffalump has…

News and Politics

Malcolm feels the end game approaching

The AIM Network

By Peter McCarthyCancelling a sitting week in Parliament is unusual to begin with, but I initially thought that Malcolm might…

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Ruddock: The man who called a refugee child “it”

Jennifer Wilson

In August 2001, 6 year-old Shayan Badraie, an Iranian asylum seeker who arrived by boat in Australia with his family, became…

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Day to Day Politics: Let us not forget their disgusting…

John Lord

Thursday 23 November 2017Recently one of my friends accused me of writing negatively about people of the right. In return…

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The Machiavellian Egg

Joseph Carli

If any of us on the “progressive” side of politics still believe there is room for civilised and rational debate…

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Crocodiles and Freedom Fighters: Zimbabwe, Colonialism and Violence

Dr Binoy Kampmark

The strongman lost some muscle this week. Robert Mugabe, a leader of the liberation movement that transformed colonially pressed Rhodesia…

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A New Movement of Rights and the Right in Australia

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Scholars have wondered what “triggers” might be in the social furniture of a culture that might propel a people to…

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Environment

Completely and totally at the mercy of the environment

Joseph Carli

Climate Change and its Effect on BiodiversityMy! ... That's a big one!Well, the name "Climate Change" speaks for itself. There's…

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Protesting Against Adani: The National Day of Action

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Melbourne.“Be careful, you might get run over.” So squawks an administrator from the local RMIT University as she dashes towards…

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Resting Sea Shepherd: A Pause in the Whale War Saga

Dr Binoy Kampmark

What a colourful run this outfit has had. Branded in 2013 by Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of…

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Social Justice

A single day out of 1516

The AIM Network

Written by Sharafat Ali Sharfi, and light editing by Janet Galbraith of 'Writing Through Fences'.Today is the 1516th day of…

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The iniquity of homelessness

The AIM Network

By Ad astraWhat thought do we, who curl up in a warm bed after a good meal and an evening…

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SOS from Manus

Mel Mac

In April 2016, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court, ruled that Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island…

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AIM Extra

Canberra and the thumping great Heffalump in the room

The AIM Network

By David AyliffeShhhhh! There’s a thumping great Heffalump in Federal Parliament and he’s making quite a racket. The Heffalump has…

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Day to Day Politics: Was Jesus Really Born of a…

John Lord

Tuesday 21 November 2017Whilst strictly this post is off the subject of politics it does address the issue of freedom…

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Sydney firm launches major privacy class action

The AIM Network

Media ReleaseA Sydney law firm is expected to launch one of Australia’s largest class actions in the new and expanding…

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Your Say

Confusion? Only ‘cause it’s Turnbull

The AIM Network

By Kyran O'DwyerThe question asked of Australians in the recent survey was; “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex…

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Once upon a time ...

Joseph Carli

Resisting the temptation to declare that this current period of so-called governance of the nation reads and performs like the…

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Kevin's World!

The AIM Network

By Terence MillsMarriage equality campaigners have shown patience, goodwill and perseverance and whilst the first skirmish has been won the…

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