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The Crisis at the ABC is About More than its Management

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The internal affairs at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC) that have led to the dismissal of its general manager, Michelle Guthrie, and the board chairman, Justin Milne, had the effect of pushing parliamentary politics to the side. This may have been a good thing for newly installed prime minister Scott Morrison, as commentator interest…

Scott Morrison will be PM no. 30 of Australia

Dutton pledges loyalty to Morrison Scott Morrison has defeated Peter Dutton in the leadership spill by 45-40. Julie Bishop was also in the fray, making it a 3-way contest but was eliminated in the first vote. Having attempted and lost the leadership vote, the position of deputy leadership became vacant. Josh Frydenberg has been elected…

Tables turned on super Saturday by-election

What a difference a by-election or five can make to the national political debate. Some weeks ago, with by-elections due in five federal districts resulting from four disqualifications by the High Court of Australia and one Labor member stating a desire to spend more time with his family, Labor leader Bill Shorten looked to be…

Super Saturday could be fatal for Bill Shorten

By Nick Economou On Saturday 28 July by-elections will be held in five federal electoral districts across the country. Four of these by-elections were caused as a result of the “citizenship crisis”, and one by an early retirement of a recently elected member of the lower house (Labor’s Tim Hammond in the seat of Perth)….

Building on Australia’s Migrant Success Story

By Alan Tudge Migrating to a new country can be an enormous gamble. People take huge risks to uproot their lives in order to come here to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities Australia has to offer. People do not come here to fail, but to succeed. And for generations, many have done just that. Migrants…

Old Issues for a New Political Year

by Dr Nick Economou The political year is back in full swing. Australia’s state and federal parliaments have resumed, and general elections are imminent for Tasmania and South Australia. Indeed, Victoria is to go to the polls in November. In Canberra, meanwhile, parliamentarians have regathered amidst revelations that top secret defence documents were obtained by…

Carmichael Mine & other Adani Australian ventures have tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands: Report

Adani Group’s $3.5bn debt-funded ‘investment’ in Australia including Carmichael Coal Mine at risk Canberra, Oct 3: An investigation by the ABC has alleged that the Adani Group’s Australian operations have “previously unknown tax haven ties in the British Virgin Islands”. ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ programme has uncovered the British Virgin Islands links of Gautam Adani’s Australian…

Dutton: people are gaming the system

  Sydney, August 28: Peter Dutton is again causing consternation among asylum seekers and their families and sympathisers. This time perhaps some or the gurus and commentators it is pure economics versus social responsibility while human beings and their families are at stake. At least some say that. While supporters of Peter Dutton most of…

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