CrikeyJan 27, 2011
The Prime Minister has switched the Government’s campaign for a flood recovery levy from a fiscal to an economic focus, arguing it is critical to ensuring the recovery effort doesn’t drive inflation and skill shortages, reports Bernard Keane.
Harley DennettJan 27, 201110 Comments
The US Department of Defence suffered another damaging leak this week when NBC learnt the government’s chief suspect in the WikiLeaks case could not be tied to Julian Assange by its own investigation, writes Harley Dennett, in Washington DC.
Ben SandilandsJan 27, 20112 Comments
Passengers flying economy who make connections from full-service airlines to Jetstar will continue on "selected" flights to get meals and the same free baggage allowance as they took for granted on their non-Jetstar flights.
Mel CampbellJan 27, 201111 Comments
Most of my peers don’t buy into the pageantry of Australia Day. They might enjoy their day off, get drunk on Aussie beer and wine and eat lamb, pavlova and lamingtons, but they’re uncomfortable with conspicuous nationalism.
Bernard KeaneJan 27, 201145 Comments
The debate over the flood levy is one of those moments that makes you want to cry over the mediocrity of our leaders.
Andrew CrookJan 27, 20111 Comment
This morning's backing by CFMEU overlord Bill Oliver of a Supreme Court challenge to block the ALP National Executive's parachuting of Frank McGuire into John Brumby's seat of Broadmeadows is almost certain to founder and will instead shine a light on the electorate's notorious history of branch stacking, party insiders say.
Jan 27, 201128 Comments
NASA climate expert James Hansen says that the Australian government goals of limiting human-made warming to 2 degrees and CO2 to 450 ppm are prescriptions for disaster, writes author David Spratt
Jan 27, 20112 Comments
Some important voices are missing in talks on how to fund the national response to the floods, writes Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service.
Jason WhittakerJan 27, 20113 Comments
"This is the beginning of an uprising," Mohamed ElBaradei reportedly told Al Jazerra yesterday. ElBaradei has been dubbed Egypt's "reluctant revolutionary" and is viewed as the man who could help topple an oppressive regime.
Amber JamiesonJan 27, 20114 Comments
Far more than men, female politicians have their political identities framed around their family and relationship situation.