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In June, a rather unremarkable revelation was made that Hawke had been something of an errand boy for the US imperium, a spiller of the beans and something of what Australians would call a 'dobber'.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/09/2021 - 10 comments
Disability pensions in Australia, where entering into a relationship can be a poverty sentence
by Tristan Ewins - 25/08/2021 - 15 comments
It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone. Clarrie Briese showed us how.
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 20/08/2021 - 4 comments
Talk of 'aspiration' clouds the fact Labor's new tax policy favours the top 10% at the expense of everyone else.
by Tristan Ewins - 19/08/2021 - 12 comments
The whole episode reeks of a desperate attempt to subvert Morrison's reputation – not for incompetence, nor for corruption, but for his long-standing association with Stewart.
by Scott Buchanan - 23/06/2021 - 7 comments
The case was always going to be difficult to prove because it rested primarily on whether a casual reader would know 'beyond any doubt' that the unnamed cabinet minister was actually Porter.
Of course, for left of centre academia just being a so called ‘moderate’ like Peacock means everything, yet such praise misunderstands the complex nature of the Liberal Party.
by Scott Prasser - 31/05/2021 - 7 comments
When the Menzies Government was elected in 1949 two of the top four positions in the cabinet were held by Queenslanders.
by Jeffrey Wall - 25/05/2021 - 2 comments
Amanda Stoker is a Queensland Senator of immense talent, traditional views and spine. A rare combo in the Liberal Party these days.
by Paul Collits - 21/05/2021 - 33 comments
For the first time since it was proclaimed as Australia's national anthem on April 19, 1984, Advance Australia Fair has been tinkered with.
by Binoy Kampmark - 4/01/2021 - 20 comments
Our 30th Prime Minister is bowling along quite successfully after both a surprising promotion to the Liberal leadership and an even more surprising election victory two and a half years ago.
by Don Aitkin - 16/12/2020 - 11 comments
A Twitter incident from last Wednesday last week reveals a few interesting things about the Queensland state government and modern politics
by Graham Young - 7/12/2020 - 4 comments


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