By Michael Dagan Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are on display at bookstores and an air of danger to freedom of speech and freedom of the … Continue reading
The federal government is being called on to take “drastic action” to address the health impacts of “meagre welfare payments”.
A convicted murderer and rapist who maintains his innocence after more than a quarter of a century behind bars has been given another chance to argue his way out of a Queensland prison.
Freedom of religion has wrongly and unfairly been used to deny marriage rights to gay and lesbian Australians and must be strongly resisted, Labor frontbencher Penny Wong has said.
More than 250 public servants at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection face the sack as the department moves to outsource its key call centres to a private operator.
Unlike the Abbott/Hockey sledgehammer approach, this Turnbull/Morrison 2017 Budget is still cutting off our arms and legs but anaesthetising us first, says John Passant.
In The Saturday Paper this weekend there’s an editorial addressing the recent Centrelink scandals that, among other extreme dysfunctions, have seen the private data of two clients released to that publication, The Guardian, and The Canberra Times.
Department of Human Services secretary Kathryn Campbell may deserve a medal of some sort for the way in which she has drawn most of the fire on to herself and away from her minister and her department over the Centrelink robo-debt debacle she has supervised and contributed to. Given her … Continue reading
The anti-18C brigade, whose grasp on free speech has always been shallow, strained to spin it in novel directions this week as they piled on a 26-year-old
By Jerlerup The Australian “Imam” Shaikh M. Tawhidi is being groomed into an international celebrity. Some weeks ago he claimed that he was persecuted by “the Australian Muslims” and went into hiding. That made him famous outside Australia.