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Whitlam believed that a foreign power should not control his country's resources and dictate its economic and foreign policies.
by John Pilger - 24/10/2014 - 10 comments
He did not enjoy criticism from someone like me, 21 years his junior, who wrote a weekly column in the National Times. And he loved to score off others, sometimes when it really was not to his advantage to do so. I got my share of it.
by Don Aitkin - 22/10/2014 - 10 comments
An ordinary Labor Party and born to rule conservatives did Gough in.
by Peter Coates - 22/10/2014 - 30 comments
Under Mr Abbott's policies, parents, families, communities and countries will lose their children and children will also suffer when their links with those parents, families, communities and countries are severed.
by Evelyn Robinson - 21/10/2014 - 12 comments
By spinning your achievements, or arranging with a famous author to include you in a book, you may convince voters that you are the right person to go the top, or return there, if they will back you right now.
by Everald Compton - 9/10/2014 - 2 comments
Previously derided for his errant pugilism and relentless negativity as well as his penchant for wearing skimpy Speedos and a swim cap, our PM has shown what a prolonged regime of physical fitness can achieve.
by Richard Hil - 7/10/2014 - 31 comments
But it's the middle class who know that the system isn't working. That for all the promises made, few have been kept. They will ultimately push for radical change.
by Malcolm King - 3/10/2014 - 31 comments
Clearly, the actual outcome under the Coalition is a cool $24.36 billion more than the debt forecast had Labor stayed on. Up 13.7%.
by Alan Austin - 1/10/2014 - 33 comments
Such is the esteem in which she is held that her appointment in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year as a Dame of the Order of Australia was seen as entirely natural and appropriate.
by Allan Pidgeon - 30/09/2014 - 2 comments
Will these histories, along with future academic texts, be kinder to Gillard than the Australian population was during her three years and three days in power?
by Alexander Morgan - 22/09/2014 - 16 comments
Question Time needs an overhaul if it is to genuinely meet the non-negotiable standards of accountability, integrity, and transparency sorely missing from Australia's current system of government.
by Dino Cesta - 4/09/2014 - 4 comments
Like any term drawn out of some faux nationalism (can there be any other?), it divides on the pretext of uniting.
by Binoy Kampmark - 1/09/2014 - 84 comments

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