The Law

With the hounding down of Sam Dastyari today we saw the reality…

Liars always shout and make wild accusations to…

By Lauraine KnightTurnbull and his MPs have turned all their guns on…

Day to Day Politics: How to become a…

Tuesday 12 December 2017Author’s Note:This is a hypothetical piece written by an…

Train track media narratives

When a political event unfolds, you would expect that each media outlet,…

Day to Day Politics: I was right when…

Monday 11 December 2017On December 7 I wrote a piece titled “Bill…

A double agent in the house? It's the…

Loud hosannas resound in Canberra. Hallelujah. Could it be the joyous news…

Watch this space in 2017 - Redux

Normally around this time of the year over at The Political Sword…

Protection of, or Protection from Religion

By Terence MillsThe Prime Minister has called for a review of religious…

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Day to Day Politics: How to become a better government.

John Lord

Tuesday 12 December 2017Author’s Note:This is a hypothetical piece written by an unashamed idealist. They are my own thoughts on how a revitalised Labor Party should approach the remaining time before the next election.I don’t profess to have any ownership on righteousness so what follows are just my personal views.None…

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 lessons

The AIM Network

By Jane SalmonI have been glued to mainstream and social media on the Manus issue as an advocate for 3 years. And I've met a few refugees along the way.But yesterday took the biscuit. The sight of Aussies swallowing dishonest propaganda whole has shaken me. We're in deep trouble if…

Murdoch Won't Benefit From Company Tax Cuts And Malcolm's Courageous…

Rossleigh

People need to start thinking before they speak. For example, I heard someone say that the proposed company tax cuts…

What will foreigners buy next? Answer: Australia

The AIM Network

By Community Action Alliance for NSWAt Community Action Alliance for NSW (CAAN) we long ago joined the dots on how…

News and Politics

Train track media narratives

Victoria Rollison

When a political event unfolds, you would expect that each media outlet, and each political journalist might report that event…

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Day to Day Politics: I was right when I criticised…

John Lord

Monday 11 December 2017On December 7 I wrote a piece titled “Bill had me fooled. I actually believed him”. In…

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A double agent in the house? It's the least of…

David Tyler

Loud hosannas resound in Canberra. Hallelujah. Could it be the joyous news that Harry and Meghan Markle will grace us…

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Watch this space in 2017 - Redux

The AIM Network

Normally around this time of the year over at The Political Sword we write an article that discusses some of…

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Murdoch Won't Benefit From Company Tax Cuts And Malcolm's Courageous…

Rossleigh

People need to start thinking before they speak. For example, I heard someone say that the proposed company tax cuts…

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What the hell is this juvenile fool doing in our…

Kaye Lee

It is appropriate that David Leyonhjelm got into parliament on the donkey vote because he has certainly turned out 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

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…

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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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AIM Extra

What will foreigners buy next? Answer: Australia

The AIM Network

By Community Action Alliance for NSWAt Community Action Alliance for NSW (CAAN) we long ago joined the dots on how…

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Democracy in Chains

The AIM Network

By Max OgdenBook Review: Democracy in Chains (by Nancy MacLean)I have rarely accepted conspiracies, which are often embraced too readily. What often…

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Politics for good

The AIM Network

Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease with consequences ranging from a mild illness, through lifetime disability to death. The disease is…

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The Law

Joseph Carli

With the hounding down of Sam Dastyari today we saw the reality of a new political low in Australian culture.…

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Liars always shout and make wild accusations to deflect attention

The AIM Network

By Lauraine KnightTurnbull and his MPs have turned all their guns on Sam Dastyari and - aided by the mainstream…

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Protection of, or Protection from Religion

The AIM Network

By Terence MillsThe Prime Minister has called for a review of religious protections mainly, the cynical may say, to get…

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