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Support for the Labor Party among its core working class constituency has thereby become tepid and tenous, a fact seized upon by the right wing commentariat and the political representatives of corporate Australia.
by Marko Beljac - 19/05/2015 - 37 comments
Anzac Day is broadly acknowledged as a day which has been marked as somehow sacred, protected against supposed indignities and exclusive of ideas which might challenge the 'purity' of the nation and of masculine militarism.
by Rob Cover - 29/04/2015 - 17 comments
Not only did Churchull take responsibility and resign as First Lord of the Admiralty, he left Parliament and volunteered to work as a war correspondent.
by Mal Fletcher - 24/04/2015 - 24 comments
Will any political party ever again command a mandate to govern on its own? Will any party leader ever again speak with authority to and for a constituency beyond their own members and committed supporters?
by Mal Fletcher - 9/04/2015 - 20 comments
The more controversial the cause, the less generous should be the privilege afforded to the charity and its donors.
by Gary Johns - 8/04/2015 - 8 comments
The Abbott government seems to have an aversion to informed criticism and self reflection. It seems to be run as a separate and autonomous corporation bearing the hallmarks of many religious institutions with its high priests, dogma and secrecy.
by Kellie Tranter - 7/04/2015 - 9 comments
On Sydney's fringe, the Blue Mountains succeeded in its most immediate challenges but then retreated into an intense borough-based eco-conservatism. The consequences came to be akin to a cancer.
by Robert Gibbons - 26/03/2015
While the Prime Minister's performance, and the recent attempted spill motion, has been cause for much chatter about the Liberal Party's leadership, there is in fact a deeper existential crisis within the party that needs to be explored.
by Grant Wyeth - 25/03/2015 - 4 comments
The future is set – and this includes all our future states of mind and our subsequent behaviour.
by Graham Preston - 6/03/2015 - 32 comments
This is the power they possess to toss-out governments every three years, no matter what their politics or how well they have governed, and they intend to exercise it mightily.
by Everald Compton - 26/02/2015 - 5 comments
Karl Marx declared 150 years ago that 'If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist'.
by Barry York - 23/02/2015 - 2 comments
Nor, it seems, did the Treasurer ask himself if taxes should be increased on the wealthy before services were cut to the poor - this was ruled out by election promises, as was any increase in the GST.
by Max Atkinson - 9/02/2015 - 11 comments


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