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The Business Council: extremist, inconsistent and out of touch

Bernard KeaneAug 29, 20167 Comments

Australia's premier business lobby group is an extremist body which promotes policies strongly rejected by voters.

Not-so-accidental death of a plebiscite: how the right killed their own idea

Not-so-accidental death of a plebiscite: how the right killed their own idea

Bernard KeaneAug 29, 201621 Comments

If, as looks almost certain, the same sex marriage plebiscite fails to pass the Senate, it will be a big win for the Liberal Right in their campaign to undermine Malcolm Turnbull.

CLP bloodbath leaves Labor in charge of NT. But now what?

CLP bloodbath leaves Labor in charge of NT. But now what?

Bob GosfordAug 29, 20164 Comments

Michael Gunner has roundly defeated the worst government in NT history. But what will he do with the Territory?

'Heaven help us if we have a serious terrorism incident': NSW Police covered themselves in failure in Sydney siege

'Heaven help us if we have a serious terrorism incident': NSW Police covered themselves in failure in Sydney siege

Alex MitchellAug 29, 20163 Comments

Neither the NSW Police Commissioner nor the Deputy Commissioner had any idea what to do during the infamous Lindt cafe siege.

Holmes: It’s hard to imagine a more serious attack on investigative journalism

Holmes: It’s hard to imagine a more serious attack on investigative journalism

Jonathan HolmesAug 29, 201614 Comments

Section 79 of the Crimes Act is being used to hunt journalists as well as their sources, writes former Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes.

First group new parliament disappoints: the blind

Josh TaylorAug 29, 2016

The government has delayed introducing legislative changes that would make it easier for blind people to access braille books.

Why the govt needs legislation to hold marriage plebiscite

Why the govt needs legislation to hold marriage plebiscite

Josh TaylorAug 29, 20164 Comments

The government can hold a plebiscite whenever it wants without needing to pass legislation but there are a number of factors built into the marriage plebiscite that will mean it will be necessary for legislation to pass.

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 26, 20166 Comments

Forget Scott Morrison's taxed and taxed-nots -- his big problem this week was some shocking results from two of the country's biggest companies, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Rundle: SDA has betrayed workers, union movement, Australia

Guy RundleAug 26, 201613 Comments

The Coles-Shoppies deal exposes the worst thing about the union movement -- and how a union for the workers has become an instrument of the bosses.

Free speech? It's getting savaged, and the 18C crowd are silent

Free speech? It's getting savaged, and the 18C crowd are silent

Bernard KeaneAug 26, 20168 Comments

This week brought an egregious attack on free speech as the AFP entered Parliament House to pursue a whistleblower. Where were the 18C crowd who claim free speech is so important?

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