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Poll Bludger: the argument for fixed four-year terms for federal pollies

Poll Bludger: the argument for fixed four-year terms for federal pollies

William BoweFeb 22, 201711 Comments

It's not merely coincidence that our last remaining hold-out on the question of fixed parliamentary terms is the national Parliament.

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments

George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneFeb 21, 201726 Comments

Posturing by business on energy policy is a disguise for self-interest and a demand for more handouts and protection for companies like BlueScope Steel, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Rudd-Turnbull UN Wickr chats go missing

Rudd-Turnbull UN Wickr chats go missing

Josh TaylorFeb 21, 20174 Comments

Conversations between Rudd and Turnbull over UN bid have evaporated, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

Rundle: the rise and fall of the absolutely fabular Milo Yiannopoulos

Rundle: the rise and fall of the absolutely fabular Milo Yiannopoulos

Guy RundleFeb 21, 201714 Comments

How did this this self-parodic media chancer get so far with the "conservative" right?

LEAKED: Deep State emails reveal treasonous Trump traitors

LEAKED: Deep State emails reveal treasonous Trump traitors

CrikeyFeb 21, 2017

Satirist Ben Pobjie has discovered a harrowing email exchange among members of the US "Deep State", which illustrates the extent of the white-anting against Trump's administration.

Facts on the ground: the open-air misery of Israeli occupation

Facts on the ground: the open-air misery of Israeli occupation

Bernard KeaneFeb 21, 201715 Comments

While Australia welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu, his government presides over an illegal occupation that inflicts the logic of a nightmare on every aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians.

The problem is not that men don't want women to work. The problem is there are no damn jobs.

The problem is not that men don't want women to work. The problem is there are no damn jobs.

Helen RazerFeb 21, 20172 Comments

Naked sexism popped up this week in the personage of James C. Green, who says women should stay home because men earn more anyway. But the real problem, of course, is that there are no jobs.

The Shoppies' last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

The Shoppies' last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

Ben ChieflyFeb 20, 20174 Comments

South Australia is the last bastion of Shoppies domination, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

QUT students not told of 18C complaint at uni's insistence: Triggs

QUT students not told of 18C complaint at uni's insistence: Triggs

Josh TaylorFeb 20, 20171 Comment

The Human Rights Commission tried to inform students involved in the QUT 18C case multiple times, but was told to hold off by the university.

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