Book Review: Ransom, by David Malouf

David Malouf is one of Australia’s most accomplished writers. This is his…

The Australia Tree

A metaphor occurred to me today about the Abbott government and I…

The Idiot’s Guide to avoiding Terrorists under the…

"When Abbott was voted in, various jokes circulated about Australia returning to…

For once I agree with Tony Abbott

This is what Tony Abbott had to say in June 2009: Let us…

Amanda Vanstone And The Thought Police!

"If you want to be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year…

You don't stand for me

When Tony Abbot gave his address to the 58th Liberal Federal Council…

Goodbye Tony Abbott: Let's keep the States and…

By Keith Davis (The beauty of playing Devil’s Advocate is that you can…

Value for money?

When it was revealed that, on top of his $332,000 salary package…

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The Australia Tree

Victoria Rollison

A metaphor occurred to me today about the Abbott government and I felt it was good enough to share. There’s nothing like a good metaphor to clarify how you feel about something; in this case to remind us how destructive and dangerous the Abbott government is for our country. Imagine that…

Global food shock may be very close

The AIM Network

By Dr Anthony Horton A new peer reviewed risk assessment produced by Lloyd’s of London shows that humanity may be on the verge of collapse by 2050 unless significant effort is implemented to slow down the effects of global warming. The risk assessment discusses a scenario of three simultaneous disasters-a heatwave…

"I wonder how the hell you can put a baby…

The AIM Network

Why should a five month old baby be sent to Nauru? "If my son was living in the same conditions I’d be deemed an unfit parent" writes Eva Cripps in this compelling open letter to Tony Abbott. Dear Prime Minister, I know you are busy ‘securing our nation against…

Amanda Vanstone And The Thought Police!

Rossleigh

"If you want to be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week's newspapers." Nassim Nicholas Taleb Mm, it…

Book Review: Ransom, by David Malouf

Kay Rollison

David Malouf is one of Australia’s most accomplished writers. This is his 2009 rendering of sections of Homer’s Iliad– roughly,…

News and Politics

The Idiot’s Guide to avoiding Terrorists under the bed

The AIM Network

"When Abbott was voted in, various jokes circulated about Australia returning to the 1950s.  It seems that these weren’t too…

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Amanda Vanstone And The Thought Police!

Rossleigh

"If you want to be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week's newspapers." Nassim Nicholas Taleb Mm, it…

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You don't stand for me

Kaye Lee

When Tony Abbot gave his address to the 58th Liberal Federal Council  in June he said “From ‘Menzies’ forgotten people’, to…

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Value for money?

Kaye Lee

When it was revealed that, on top of his $332,000 salary package and $40,000 accommodation allowance, Human Rights Commissioner Tim…

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Abbott Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place on…

John Lord

One of the more illuminating aspects of Abbott’s predictable reaction to the co party sponsored legislation on same-sex marriage is that…

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One of these things is not like the others

Kaye Lee

One of these things is not like the others.  One of these things just doesn't belong.        

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Environment

Renewables will overtake coal as long as climate pledges are…

The AIM Network

By Dr Anthony Horton According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) wind, solar and other renewables will overtake coal and become…

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Cape York in Crisis

Kate O'Callaghan

Once again Cape York is in crisis. Tens of thousands of hectares of native bushland are being cleared on Cape York…

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Calling "Game Over"

ozfenric

"Human-induced climate change is real. The risks of inaction are real and mounting." So Fairfax editorialised in this week's papers.…

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Social Justice

Coalition tanks welfare

The AIM Network

By Keith Davis Coalition tanks welfare: We must stop their efforts to divide Australians. I am not for a second saying that…

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Gay Marriage and why Australia is the developed country left…

The AIM Network

While many Australians are also celebrating the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States, they are appalled that our…

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Resisting the tide of Australian extremism. If we don't, who…

The AIM Network

By Keith Davis Already we have the Nazi slogan of 'Work Will Make You Free' splattered heavily across our social welfare…

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AIM Extra

A Media Watch definitely worth watching

Michael Taylor

ABC's Media Watch should be compulsory viewing. It's where we find the unsurprising revelation that the major media stories of…

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Avoiding data retention

The AIM Network

In her article 'Good luck citizens, we're on our own' Sally Baxter warned that: Deep end or shallow, Australia’s data retention…

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An amazing recovery

The AIM Network

After falling three storeys from a rooftop onto concrete in March last year, Paul McMahon’s loved ones feared the worst.…

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Your Say

For once I agree with Tony Abbott

Roswell

This is what Tony Abbott had to say in June 2009: Let us be absolutely upfront about this. The greatest political…

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Goodbye Tony Abbott: Let's keep the States and abolish the…

The AIM Network

By Keith Davis (The beauty of playing Devil’s Advocate is that you can say anything you like. So let’s have a…

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From Little Acorns: The Unemployed Hit Back!

The AIM Network

By Edward Eastwood Sauro -"call me, Sam", is standing in the front row of a line of protesters outside the Melbourne…

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