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Brendan O’Connor not pleased with lack of media interest

Brendan O’Connor not pleased with lack of media interest

Turns out it wasn't that journos had decided they didn't care what he had to say ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Diplomatic faux pas ... lonely Brendan O'Connor ... Devine's exclusive ...

Labor’s new-found love of small business should worry Abbott

Labor’s new-found love of small business should worry Abbott

Labor's sudden love of small business will seem, to many, about as silly as the thought of Pauline Hanson launching a multiculturalism policy at a world music festival, writes Rob Burgess of Business Spectator.

How the media will react to a right to privacy

How the media will react to a right to privacy

Belatedly, the government is acting on a longstanding recommendation about a right to privacy. But it's a little hypocritical.

The Snow White test helps overturn violent video games law

The Snow White test helps overturn violent video games law

A US judge observed that children’s and teenage literature is full of examples of violence and it is not banned. Snow White’s story is as bloody as any violent video game

Federal government on privacy: do as I say, not as I do

Federal government on privacy: do as I say, not as I do

The federal government is threatening to impose tighter laws on corporations over privacy breaches. But it's not in a position of moral authority ...

Christmas Island tragedy … PM’s reason irrelevant to radar system

Christmas Island tragedy … PM’s reason irrelevant to radar system

I am disturbed at the information the media are getting from senior ministers, and from unnamed or non-official sources, claiming great difficulties in detecting wooden boats moving in stormy weather across large areas of ocean.

Racism growing in the Cocos Islands

Racism growing in the Cocos Islands

The tiny Australian territory of the Cocos Islands is in trouble, with rising racial tensions and high unemployment. However, its strategic geographical position means that the federal government is beginning to take notice.