Prime minister Tony Abbott may be a fan of institutional inquiries and a critic of supposed ABC bias, but he has nothing to gain by responding to calls for yet another review of the ABC.
To the extent that it hadn't before, the war on whistleblowers and journalists that has been waged in the US and the UK for the past several years has now been opened in Australia.
A Trade Agreement with investor-state dispute settlement’ provisions that are being discussed for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement twill lock the door on our electoral democracy.
Areas of significant Aboriginal heritage were able to be easily identified at the logging site at Whian Whian over the weekend, as Echonetdaily accompanied local lawman on a walk through the forest.
Brenton Prosser & Richard Denniss, The Conversation If you believe the recent media reports about the composition of the Senate from July 1 next year, you’d think we were facing three years of the Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party (PUP)... Read More →
Comment: There is good cause to question why the liquor-licensing authority continues to allow just five or six late trading premises and the powerful AHA to be calling all the shots to the exclusion and ignorance of alternative and legitimate community views.
How many amphibians, arthropods or protozoa are living in your backyard? With over 40 million specimen records now available online in one location, you can find out! The Atlas of Living Australia has achieved a significant leap forward in bringing Australia's biodiversity information together online, making it easy to access and analyse.
Food plants for two locally threatened butterfly species were recently planted at a park between Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads in the hope that the rare Australian Fritillary butterfly is not extinct in the wild.
Melbourne is a sprawling network of neighborhoods, trams, trains, bikes, laneways and, around almost every corner, coffee shops, a bit like Portland, Oregon but bigger, more European feeling and with giant bats.
Tony Abbott: boxer, former trainee Catholic priest, brutally effective Opposition Leader. But can he step up to be prime minister?
David Lovejoy has a final say on the Senate preferencing issue. My online article last week met with some harsh criticism, some of it trivial (yes, there were a couple of typos) and some wrong-headed (I did not misrepresent the... Read More →
David Lovejoy goes postal on the candidates’ mail chicanery Two brochures came to my house in the post last week. They both appeared to come from the Australian Electoral Commission offering me the facility of a postal vote. Except that... Read More →
PM Julia Gillard and deputy Wayne Swan address the media after yesterday’s failed leadership coup. Photo AP /Rob Griffith Comment by Bernard Keane There are probably very few people left who still doubt Julia Gillard’s toughness. Yesterday, she was... Read More →
Eve Jeffery Once upon a time the Merlyn (a title, not a name), would stand on a hill beside a field and watch two opposing sides beat the crap out of each other. These clashes always resulted in death,... Read More →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J03Mrew9o5M The out of control atmosphere in Byron Bay on New Years Eve fed into serious concerns in the town that alcohol related violence was spiralling out of control. Andrew ‘Woody’ Woodburn As an RSA marshal at Lennox Hotel and... Read More →
David Lovejoy No good can come from the government’s refugee policy as long as it continues to be driven by fear of voters misinformed by radio shock jocks and extreme right-wing groups Australian federal politicians last week served up both... Read More →