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By Kim on January 31, 2012
With apologies to Tracy Chapman. The Gonski Review into School Funding is to report shortly, and yesterday an Essential Research poll found opinion split largely on partisan lines over the BER projects, but intriguingly with a much more favourable view […]
By Robert Merkel on January 31, 2012
The Victorian government’s “scientific trial” of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park has been stopped permanently by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke under the National Heritage Act. Here’s the Ministerial press release, and here’s the formal notice of the […]
By Robert Merkel on January 30, 2012
If you can find anything substantive – anything at all – in the unclassified summary report of the Independent Review of Australia’s intelligence community, perhaps you should apply for a job at one of the agencies reviewed.
By tigtog on January 30, 2012
Our weekly (mostly) look at media spin tactics: Cui bono? What’s really going on?
By Mark Bahnisch on January 29, 2012
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
By Kim on January 29, 2012
Before the formal election campaign starts when Parliament is dissolved on February 19, I’m going to keep people updated with a series of Queensland election roundups. The big question, of course, is how politicised things get before the campaign kicks […]
By Kim on January 28, 2012
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything you like.
By Brian on January 27, 2012
I’m currently working on another project, which is taking up much of my time. This week we had about 200mm of rain in one day. That could have been why my cable connection to the internet disappeared for 36 hours. […]
By tigtog on January 27, 2012
It’s the last week of the month, so it’s time to condemn yet again! Which evil political, cultural, social, musical, religious, and other phenomena need condemnation? (Or loud denunciation?)
By Kim on January 25, 2012
I think everyone of a certain age can remember a certain mantra from John Howard. Symbols, he intoned, are not important. “Symbolic Reconciliation” is not important, he couldn’t say Sorry. The Republic was just a symbol, of interest to “elites”. […]
By Paul Norton on January 25, 2012
Here is a very interesting article about the emergence of anti-semitism (parading as anti-Zionism) as a key element of Soviet and Eastern European Stalinism after WWII.