2020 anniversary passes without a word, except from Costello…

April 2, 2009

If we don’t hold politicians to their promises, can we blame them for lying to us? Asks Jeff Sparrow.

Foresters seize the moment to set Victoria ablaze. Again.

April 2, 2009

Lighting fires is now a Victorian growth industry driven by a bureaucratic conglomerate of what used to be separate managers for National Parks, State Forests and Crown Lands, writes Lionel Elmore.

Surveillance: an unregulated part of our everyday lives?

March 31, 2009

There are concerns that because the line between genuine news and entertainment has become blurred, surveillance isn't always carried out in the public interest, writes Neil Rees.

Government advertising falls from Howard high of $180 mil

March 31, 2009

The precipitate fall in Government advertising under the Rudd Government has been confirmed by the first of the Government’s reports on advertising expenditure, writes Bernard Keane.

PTSD is not the only issue for the ADF

March 31, 2009

Society has embraced the reality of war, but continues to avoid confronting that of the sexual abuse of children or the brutalisation of women, writes Michael Robertson.

QLD Speaker’s Office gets political

March 31, 2009

The perception of conflict of interest is the biggest problem with partisan officials in a Speaker's Office. And the Queensland Parliament has it in spades, writes Bernard Keane.

Sydney: can’t plan, can’t build, can’t run

March 31, 2009

Sydney's paralysis by power failure late yesterday is a reminder of how stuffed the city's infrastructure is, writes Ben Sandilands.

Defence is simply too big for Nick Warner

March 30, 2009

Of course Nick Warner is the wrong man for the job of Secretary of the Defence Department. That’s because the job is beyond any single individual, and certainly beyond any single Minister, writes Bernard Keane.

Fitzgibbon and the shadow of the Yellow Peril

March 30, 2009

Behind the Fitzgibbon debate -- and not very far behind it -- lurks the spectre of the Yellow Peril, writes Jeff Sparrow.

Comitatus: Newspoll reveals real “Yellow Peril”

March 30, 2009

The politics of Yellow Peril reeks of the political desperation it is, writes Possum Comitatus.