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In my schooldays in the bush, the farmers around my little timber town often had the unpleasant task of putting down an animal.
by Everald Compton - 25/08/2017 - 27 comments
Given the High Court's rigid, formal interpretations of section 44, the chances for exemption are questionable.
by Binoy Kampmark - 28/07/2017 - 11 comments
A replication of previous political outings with closed shop decision making will only go so far as the political graveyard testifies.
by Stephen Cable - 26/07/2017 - 5 comments
It is a provision that nabs the unsuspecting member of Parliament who discovers, by self-pursuit or otherwise, that he or she is, in fact, seized of the loyalty of another state.
by Binoy Kampmark - 21/07/2017 - 56 comments
We donít seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
by Graham Young - 21/07/2017 - 7 comments
In a throwback to the 1950s, the divisive demons of the Catholic Church versus the state still plague the ALP in South Australia.
by Malcolm King - 18/07/2017 - 11 comments
Neither George Pell nor Malcolm Turnbull are experiencing happy days at the moment.
by Everald Compton - 10/07/2017 - 6 comments
He ought to be allowed to say what he thinks without his automatically attracting the 'naughty boy' label by doing so.
by Don Aitkin - 6/07/2017 - 18 comments
If the Coalition were to bleed a few thousand votes to One Nation over its newfound support for gay marriage, this could mean the difference between holding and not holding marginal seats.
by Tim O'Hare - 30/06/2017 - 62 comments
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
by Peter Bowden - 30/06/2017 - 9 comments
The one which failed has had as important implications for the workings of government in Australia as the one which succeeded.
by Gregory Melleuish - 13/06/2017 - 5 comments
The problem with the Government's claim of Senate obstruction is that most of the abandoned zombie measures were never debated or voted on in the Senate.
by David Leyonhjelm - 9/06/2017 - 9 comments


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