May, 2018

Turnbull’s protection of Israel the exemplar of foreign influence

, May 21, 2018

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While the government rails against Chinese influence in Australian politics, it has internalised the influence of the Israeli government and its proxies.

And now some erotic fan fic from the Financial Review

, May 18, 2018

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Abbott's leadership drama has undergone a peculiar transformation in the Fin today, as has Canberra's geography.

Liberal Party: Civil War — a blockbuster in the making

, May 18, 2018

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Will the Liberal civil war provide as much entertainment as Labor’s night of the long butter knives?

A guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties 

, May 18, 2018

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With the preselection of Georgina Downer in the seat of Mayo, Crikey looks at whether Australia may be more prone to political dynasties than we might think.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

and , May 18, 2018

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The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

, May 17, 2018

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The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

and , May 17, 2018

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Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

, May 17, 2018

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Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

Government’s Gaza response part of our enabling of Netanyahu’s butchery

, May 16, 2018

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After Trump, the Turnbull government is the biggest international enabler of the Netanyahu government's commitment to the brutal status quo of occupation in Palestine.

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

, May 16, 2018

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While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.

The scandalous lie beneath the ‘merit v diversity’ argument

, May 16, 2018

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Opponents of increased female participation insist that merit should win out over diversity. But history has routinely shown us that "merit" is a myth.

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

, May 15, 2018

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Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

, May 15, 2018

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The government's upcoming review of the public service is a welcome opportunity to fix persistent problems with the delivery of social services, something ministers are unwilling to do themselves.

China Lobby demands the end of Julie Bishop

, May 15, 2018

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In a sure sign that Julie Bishop is handling China well, apologists for Beijing are railing against her.

Senseless Prentice ousting a win for the new governing class

, May 14, 2018

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The defeat of Turnbull government minister Jane Prentice for LNP preselection illustrates how politics is becoming ever more like a professionalised career ladder rather than a democratic endeavour.

The clear message behind the government’s ABC cuts

, May 14, 2018

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The government has definitively told the ABC that if they're not going to stay off the media oligopolies' turf, then they'll be starved. It's going to take some shrewd maneuvering for the broadcaster to come out the other side.

Are the major parties dealing with the central problem of neoliberalism?

, May 11, 2018

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The key difference between the major parties now is that one is only treating the symptoms of the collapse of neoliberalism, while the other -- tentatively -- is looking at the condition itself.

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

, May 10, 2018

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The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

Just how ‘vindictive’ was the government’s ABC cut?

, May 10, 2018

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The government singled out the ABC for particular punishment in this year's budget, while it has showered cash on its competitors.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: where were you during the Post-2018 Budget Massacre?

, May 10, 2018

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As soon as the budget was through, the High Court spared no time in pulling the plug on the latest slew of parliamentary dual citizens.