Dawn Walker, Tweed Greens spokesperson. Tony Abbott has not only hurt Australians with his draconian budget but now our children and grandchildren will suffer as Australia becomes the first country in the world to reverse action on climate change.
The 41st Australian soldier to die in Afghanistan has been farewelled at a private funeral attended by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott won't reveal the location of 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers being held by Australia.
Mandy farewells that true blue Aussie, that fallen comrade in Tony Abbott's Australia - A Fair Go.
Last week the world-renowned American environmentalist, Bill McKibben, declared that our prime minister now apparently saw his principal role in international affairs as the global ambassador of coal, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has slipped in the latest trust rankings - but he's ahead of political rival Bill Shorten.
Could Tony Abbott seriously be considering following in Gough Whitlam's footsteps and calling a double dissolution to pass his budget bills? Mungo MacCallum considers what might happen if he did.
Labor says Australia must sign a code of conduct with Indonesia before the relationship could be considered back on track.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is coming under increasing pressure to do more on climate change after US President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030.
The one certain thing about Tony Abbott’s first budget is that it has produced a lot of unhappiness, and not only among his political opponents, writes Mungo MacCallum.
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.
Immigration C-in-C Scott Morrison and his executive generalissimo Angus Campbell have gone rogue. It is time, past time, to confront the obvious: Operation Sovereign Borders is out of control and running amok, writes Mungo MacCallum.
David Filipczyk, AKA Kombi Dave, Bentley. I used to think that you were an evil and/or stupid man, but while at the Bentley Blockade I have witnessed the amazing camaraderie and community spirit which is sweeping the nation and I have realised what a wonderful and amazing person you are.
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.
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 ‘deficit tax’ or levy, plus cuts to welfare payments for families earning over $100,000. Neither... Read More →
The political scene as we know it: Mungo's poignant reflection and farewell.
It's a very exciting week for going backwards in history and Mandy can't wait for her notification in the mail. Video Sharon Shostak
Carl Cleves, Byron Bay. I, like many others, feel sickened by the extreme right turn this government has taken on our behalf. Asylum seekers mistreated. Trade unions investigated.
Byron Bay’s planned political demonstration against possibly the meanest and dumbest federal government in Australia’s history has been given the green light for March 16.
Kenneth McLeod, Annandale. There are now 2,300 desperate asylum seekers rotting in Australia's off-shore concentration camps on Manus Island and Nauru, indefinitely imprisoned without a right of appeal or any hope of resettlement.
A much-anticipated protest against the current Abbott government and its draconian polices have hit a local bureaucratic snag.
Mike Mizzi, Tabulam. The winter Olympics are on and the world's focus will be on record breaking. But here in Australia we have a new record breaker, our PM Tony Abbott who has broken more than 24 promises he made in just 150 days.
Where does Tony Abbott think his power and dominion come from? The Mad Monk has not changed his stripes, muses Mungo. Video Sharon Shostak
Sally Freeman-Greene, Byron Bay. Is it mere coincidence that Abbot Point coal terminal expansion got the go-ahead last Friday under the Abbott government?
Mike Mizzi, Byron Bay. Just when you thought politics in Australia could not get any lower or more self serving, the Abbott crony government of rorting bludgers comes up with a new reason to dislike them again.