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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, 201725 Comments

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

Who said it, Donald Trump or North Korea?

Who said it, Donald Trump or North Korea?

Charlie LewisAug 16, 20171 Comment

Malcolm Turnbull has made a point of agreeing with Donald Trump on the subject of North Korea. But with the despotic regime matching Trump's rhetoric for reckless bombast, can you tell which is which?

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. 

LEAKED: secret emails reveal Bill Shorten's NZ conspiracy goes all the way to the top

LEAKED: secret emails reveal Bill Shorten's NZ conspiracy goes all the way to the top

CrikeyAug 16, 20176 Comments

Is the Australian Labor Party colluding with a foreign power to bring down the Turnbull government? Patriots, it's worse than we feared.

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, 20179 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?

Know your Nazis: these are the people outing far-right extremists online

Know your Nazis: these are the people outing far-right extremists online

Max ChalmersAug 15, 20173 Comments

After the violence of Charlottesville, those who identify and out white supremacists believe their work is increasingly important -- and dangerous.

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201748 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, 20175 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?

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Helen RazerAug 15, 20177 Comments

Of course, a monarchy is ridiculous. But I can't help but love Queen Elizabeth.