Tony Abbott seeks closer security ties with Superpower – » The Australian Independent Media Network

EXCLUSIVE: The AIMN has learned that Tony Abbott is seeking closer security ties with another superpower. No, it’s not India, though they did sign a Framework for Security Cooperation to guide closer bilateral collaboration across “defence, counter-terrorism, cyber policy, disarmament and non-proliferation and maritime security”. “They agreed to hold regular … Continue reading

Travel restriction for people on DSP | NAPWHA

A Bill limiting the time a person on the Disability Support Pension can travel overseas has passed the Senate. The Social Services Amendment Bill 2014 restricts overseas travel to four weeks per year. This differs from the six-week portability allowance of other welfare payments including carer’s payments. Kate Finch of … Continue reading

The ABC Cuts Are Not A Budget Tidy Up, They’re About Revenge | newmatilda.com

The public broadcaster does an incredible job of holding the political middle ground. That’s exactly why the Bolts and Albrechtsons of the world hate it so much, writes Ben Eltham. The ABC and SBS are to have their funding slashed. The decision is yet another broken promise for Prime Minister … Continue reading