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High country high jinks

By Christian KerrJun 21, 2005

You couldn't miss the protests earlier this month over grazing rights in Victoria's Alpine National Park. Hundred of high country cattlemen and women on horseback rallied outside State

How John Howard's irony was lost and found

CrikeyJun 21, 2005

Here's a lesson on what happens to politicians who try to be ironic in public. At his press conference last Friday, when John Howard announced that changes to the mandato

Why wets are still drips

Christian Kerr writes:Jun 21, 2005

“What's the difference between a wet and moderate?” David Barnett once asked me. “Moderates win pre-selections,” I replied. The Australian offers a perfect example of how

Coal or gas for green Gallop

A WA political watcher writes:Jun 20, 2005

While a national debate rages about the merits of nuclear versus coal power, WA's government-owned utility is about to make a choice for the next base load power station in WA between g

Can the states walk away from Canberra?

A WA journalist writes: Jun 20, 2005

Congratulations on suggesting how the States should and could dump Canberra. Please also note, however, if the states forced the super centralist Howard Government to remove duplicat

Wets are still drips - probably for the site

Christian Kerr writes:Jun 20, 2005

“What's the difference between a wet and moderate?” David Barnett once asked me. “Moderates win preselections,” I replied. The Australian offers a perfect example of how

Left in the dark over power

A letter arrived in the Crikey mailbag from a subscriber who's been following the political debate over energy sources absorbing much of the Labor Party:Jun 20, 2005

The ALP don't know if they are coming or going on the nuclear energy debate. While Albanese was trying to sound vaguely clean and green on the weekend, uranium industry supporter Martin

Injustice in the military's justice system

By Christian KerrJun 20, 2005

“Defence welcomes the tabling of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Reference's Committee Report into the Effectiveness of Australia's Military Justice System,” General Peter

More weight for the Joint Strike Fighter?

Christian Kerr writes:Jun 20, 2005

Britain is threatening to pull out of the US$200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program if the US continues to refuse to share technology, the UK's

The proxy war at Liberal Federal Council

Christian Kerr writes:Jun 20, 2005

This polite press release came out from the Liberal Party last Friday announcing nominees for the federal executive,