John Richardson's blog
Exactly 26 years ago last week, peace was breaking out in a manner that the world had not experienced since June 1914. The Berlin Wall - the symbol of a century of state tyranny, grotesque mass warfare and the nuclear sword of Damocles hanging over the planet - had come tumbling down on November 9, 1989.
Ashbygate roars back into life as the Australian Federal Police raid James Ashby's house, looking for material relating to three Turnbull Government frontbenchers.
At 8am on Tuesday, 17th November, eight AFP detectives raided the property of James Ashby’s mother.
Tony Abbott: a few cartridges short of a full clip, says Bob Ellis.
from our friend, Dr Vacy Vlazna …
Aboriginal dispossession served capitalist interests, argues Paddy Gibson, but Aboriginal people have remained a “problem” from the point of view of Australia’s rulers ever since.
In 2009, Swedish documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten released his film "Bananas!*", telling the story of a lawsuit brought by 12 Nicaraguans against the multinational Dole Food Company.
But before it was due to premiere at a Los Angeles film festival, the company filed a lawsuit against Gertten and his company for defamation.
Trying to get anything other than the GST onto Malcolm’s ever shrinking tiny table is nigh-on impossible, but if we could, what’s wrong with introducing a financial transactions tax (FTT) to meet our growing financial requirement?
The Turnbull government minister in charge of scrapping generous travel entitlements for former MPs was himself a major beneficiary of the scheme, racking up almost $90,000 in taxpayer-funded flights.
If everything is on the table, rather than raising the GST to 15% and further increasing inequality, Malcolm Turnbull has a range of other options to help resolve Australia's current fiscal imbalance, writes John Passant.
‘Special intelligence operations’ grant ASIO officers immunity from prosecution if they break the law; they are also protected by an impenetrable wall of secrecy.