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High Court rejects challenge to $900 bonus payment

April 3, 2009

Australia's $42 billion recession-fighting stimulus package has survived a court challenge. Cue rejoicing on the streets.

Labor vs Greens: Fremantle casts another vote

April 3, 2009

The lid was officially lifted overnight on the worst-kept secret in Western Australian politics, writes PollBludger William Bowe.

Corporate bribery for gullible Tasmanian government

April 3, 2009

The Tasmanian Premier has handed over taxpayers funds -- he won’t say how much -- to a company that has made so much money in recent years it is now the biggest meat processer on the planet.

NSW Public Service Association’s sexist Facebook campaign

April 3, 2009

The NSW Public Service Association has hoodwinked The SMH into publishing a very high-minded story about freedom of opinion, neatly masking the fact that the union’s members have been running a dirty and s-xist campaign of abuse via the Internet.

Hot dentist with famous sibling to lead LNP

April 3, 2009

Queensland has a new opposition leader: former Liberal and Member for Surfers Paradise, John-Paul Langbroek, writes Mark Bahnisch.

Kevin Rudd: the PM who can do no wrong

April 3, 2009

Empathy for politicians from the public is invariably scarce, and yet here are talkback callers putting themselves in Rudd’s position and supporting his behaviour, writes Bernard Keane.

The Ellis view: Kevin Rudd the Chinese lesbian

April 3, 2009

ALP wordsmith Bob Ellis appears to have outdone himself with a biting salvo at the PM’s “muscular timidity” in the latest edition of Overland magazine, writes Andrew Crook.

Planes flying blind at regional airports

April 2, 2009

Australia has tolerated, at airline insistence, the criminally insane mixing of scheduled passenger aircraft and smaller objects, writes Ben Sandilands.

Prison cost-cutter set to run migrant detention

April 2, 2009

An international services company that has attracted extensive criticism of its human rights record is likely to be awarded the new contract to operate immigration detention centres by the Rudd Government, writes Bernard Keane.

Give me Latham any day

April 2, 2009

I'd rather have Latham any day over the boring shallow personality types that populate every nook and cranny of Canberra today, writes a bored Greg Barns.