A picture drawn by a 10-year-old Nauru detainee. Not a single staff member accused of abusing a child asylum seeker at Nauru has been charged for an offence and some may still be working at the detention centre, a Senate inquiry has been told.
Tony Abbott has dramatically escalated his war on wind power, creating a new cabinet split and provoking a warning he is putting international investment at risk. Fairfax Media can reveal the government has ordered the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation not to make any new investments in wind power … Continue reading
The ABC made a dire error of judgement this week. Not in its much-criticised broadcast of Q&A, but in its refusal to defend the program against a campaign aimed at undermining the network’s leadership.
By Katherine Murphy What will Malcolm do?The agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has had to pull out of the ABC’s Q&A program in pretty embarrassing fashion. Dad’s cracked it, sorry mate.Barnaby Joyce pulls out of Q&A as Tony Abbott insists frontbenchers boycott showRead moreJoyce has made it clear he is not … Continue reading
By John Kelly When one analyses the furore over Zaky Mallah’s appearance on Q&A two weeks ago it isn’t hard to see what the government is trying to do.In an interview with Malcolm Turnbull on Insiders last Sunday, Barry Cassidy attempted to force the issue. It is not often Malcolm … Continue reading
One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong. Source: One of these things is not like the others – » The Australian Independent Media Network
By Keith Davis Coalition tanks welfare: We must stop their efforts to divide Australians.I am not for a second saying that Coalition voters are beyond the pale. Nor are ALP voters for that matter. Nor are Independent voters. Nor are Green’s voters, of which I happen to be one. As … Continue reading
by: Kaye Lee “May God bless you, may God bless your work, may God bless the country you are helping to protect and prosper.”So said Tony Abbott at the swearing in of his latest security appointment, Roman Quaedvlieg, the commissioner of Australia’s newly created Border Force which merges the frontline … Continue reading
By Ross Sharp It is another time, and it is another place, far, far away.New laws rule this land in this time, and these laws must be upheld by das Volk to ensure the safety of the nation from those who would destroy it, those who would corrupt the minds … Continue reading
First the inquiry. Then the inquiry into the inquiry. Then the Zaky Mallah royal commission. And then? All hail Emperor Tony! Source: Tanks in the streets! Martial law! What has #qanda done!? | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian