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Collusion with a foreign political party? The Coalition's all over it.

Collusion with a foreign political party? The Coalition's all over it.

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 20174 Comments

When it comes to "collusion" with foreign political parties, the Coalition has done very well indeed.

One Nation deal the greatest attack on ABC independence in decades

One Nation deal the greatest attack on ABC independence in decades

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201728 Comments

The Coalition-One Nation proposals to overhaul the ABC Act represent the greatest assault on the broadcaster's independence in a generation.

Turnbull’s marriage equality survey will erode public confidence in ABS

Turnbull’s marriage equality survey will erode public confidence in ABS

Terence BeedAug 16, 20179 Comments

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has another debacle approaching, brought on by its direction to conduct the government’s proposed postal plebiscite on same sex marriage. It needs to start work now to salvage what it can of its reputation for trust and integrity. 

That was then, this is now: the Coalition's citizenship schadenfreude

That was then, this is now: the Coalition's citizenship schadenfreude

Charlie LewisAug 15, 201711 Comments

Having delighted in the failures of the Greens senators to grasp "basic admin", just what kind of contortions are the Coalition going through now that they've been ensnared in similar issues?

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201749 Comments

The government has gone over the top in attacking Bill Shorten and New Zealand Labour for the Barnaby Joyce fiasco.

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 20177 Comments

A leading group fighting marriage equality has endorsed a US hate group that campaigns to criminalise homosexuality.

Religious zealots (like Abbott) who oppose same-sex marriage are trying to impose sharia law

Religious zealots (like Abbott) who oppose same-sex marriage are trying to impose sharia law

Irfan YusufAug 15, 20174 Comments

Australians seem to be perpetually scared of the potential imposition of sharia law, of losing the freedom to live as they desire. But is not our denial of same-sex marriage exactly that?

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201718 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has been badly let down by Barnaby Joyce -- but his handling of the citizenship crisis made it even worse.

Abbott: Why I’ll say no to female suffrage

Abbott: Why I’ll say no to female suffrage

Tony Abbott*Aug 15, 20178 Comments

A popular vote is the best way to go, but arguments allowing women to vote don’t hold up, writes member for Warringah Tony Abbott.

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Bernard KeaneAug 14, 201752 Comments

Section 44 of the constitution has its teeth around another MP. This time, it's Barnaby Joyce in its death grip.