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Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

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Thus Spake Mungo: Inside the PM’s chum bucket

Our prime minister’s recent invocation of the chum bucket was a most unfortunate analogy. What he meant, apparently, is a bucket of blood and guts fishermen use to entice their prey. But as Labor pointed out, it can also be an appropriate metaphor for the Liberal Party itself.

Treasurer promises tax cuts and surplus

Treasurer Joe Hockey says the government can deliver tax cuts as well as a budget surplus in five years.

Thus Spake Mungo: Hockey’s budget hangover

Our ever cheerful Treasurer Joe Hockey reports that the reaction to his budget has been fantastic. Well, enjoy the party Joe, because all the signs are that the morning after hangover is going to be a doozy, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Hockey’s IGR forecasts based on magical thinking

The 2015 intergenerational report provides the clearest possible example of the maxim ‘garbage in garbage out’.The Treasurer is adamant that his first (and likely last) IGR shows what happens if you let Labor into government.

Thus Spake Mungo: the barnacles keep clinging

When, battered, bewildered and haggard, the coalition troops staggered back to their electorates after Tony Abbott’s year of achievement, there was just one shred of comfort: the beloved leader had finally back-flipped on his Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Hockey inflames the rich-poor divide

Mungo: Our increasingly irascible treasurer, Joe Hockey, has raised an old Liberal Party demon in his latest efforts to persuade the voters to control their nausea over his budget offering. His critics, he told a gathering of the elite at the conservative Sydney Institute, were indulging in class warfare.

Snake-oil salesmen sell budget and lies

For many, the enduring image of the 2014 budget will be the memory of Treasurer Joe Hockey and finance minister Matthias Corman sucking smugly on their cigars as they relaxed before unleashing their brutal budget on the fearful populace, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Let the market work its magic

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. For some time now we have been hearing the mantra that ‘the age of entitlement is over’. It’s Joe Hockey’s signature slogan because, at six words, it is too prolix for Tony Abbott. He prefers such concision as ‘stop the boats’, ‘axe the tax’, ‘ditch the witch’.

How to hallucinate a budget crisis

Even after 15 hours of surgery my recovery was not entirely beset by hallucinations. But given the amount of kites, balloons, smoke and mirrors emanating from the government about what will and won’t, might and mightn’t, be in the budget, it may as well have been.

Coalition hypocrisy? Abbott and Hockey in their own words

Cathy Alexander, Crikey deputy editor As Tony Abbott’s government prepares to hand down its first budget next month, there are surprise plans for a new...

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...