By Thom Mitchell The Sea Shepherd has had to go solo after the Coalition broke an election promise to crackdown on illegal fishing. Thom Mitchell reports.The Greens and Sea Shepherd yesterday blew another hole in the sinking ship that is the Abbott government, attacking the Coalition for diverting resources to … Continue reading
Seriously though, this refugee stuff is so boring | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
The thoroughly humiliating and extremely satisfying demise of Tony Abbott | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
By Alex McKinnon Because he doesn’t have enough vastly unpopular policies to sell, apparently, Tony Abbott has done a John Howard and raised the unsightly prospect of industrial relations reform. On Friday, word got out that on the government’s instruction, the Productivity Commission is going to conduct a wide-ranging review … Continue reading
By Jemma Nott Passengers stood up to defend a man being forcibly deported. A man seeking asylum in Australia, who was due to be deported by immigration officials in December, is being held in Villawood detention centre after a protest on December 19 on the plane blocked the deportation. One … Continue reading
By Simone White Nothing goes together like an already cruel welfare system that grossly under-serves the most deserving of help, and a former immigration minister who turned persecuting refugees into a blood sport. Scott Morrison is the new self-appointed “welfare cop” on the beat. He is fit to be the … Continue reading
By Glenn Murray Joe Hockey lied again I know you may find it surprising, but smokin’ Joe lied again, last night: …the average working Australian, be they a cleaner, a plumber or a teacher, is working over one month full time each year just to pay for the welfare of … Continue reading
by www.facebook.com/NOTAaustralia Yahoo….I was referred to two days per week Work For The Dole last week and I thought all my Xmases had come at once. Finally, I thought, after months of solidly beavering away at trying to find a job I was being offered two days work per week. … Continue reading
By Richard Denniss Running a country is nothing like running a business. But if the “Open for Business” Abbott government, which so often frames its policies in corporate language, was to be judged by corporate standards, it would be facing a shareholder revolt.
By Angus McAllen Under a new policy more than half of the 300,000 disability support applicants were rejected. People with a disability, especially young people, are facing another wave of attacks and victimisations by the federal government in a new crackdown on those receiving the Disability Support Pension (DSP). In … Continue reading