So long and thanks for all the fish
By Guest Poster on August 29, 2013
I’m not talking about a verbal or newspaper attack, a political attack or a funding cut. I mean that somebody threw a bomb out of a car at a group of people at the One Mile Community in Western Australia.
By GuyB on March 18, 2013
Tony Abbott’s address to the Sydney Institute last Friday went little remarked or reported, but offered the nation a glimpse of the Coalition’s planned approach in government to the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio. This strange little wishy-washy excerpt from the speech […]
By Mark Bahnisch on February 29, 2012
While, seemingly, the rest of the world was focused on each twist and turn of the Labor leadership shenanigans, the FAQ Research team was on a field reporting trip to Queensland’s Western Downs. Often we were on the road, driving […]
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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 Kim on January 17, 2012
The peak body representing Australian Universities has adopted The National Best Practice Framework for Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities. Not something, if you read the key points, I’d have thought should be overly controversial.
By Mark Bahnisch on November 23, 2011
The Queensland Wild Rivers legislation bubbles its way in the political pot, occasionally bursting forth to inject a shot of steam into state and federal political debates. Most notably, recently, has been Tony Abbott’s promise or threat to introduce a […]
By Kim on November 22, 2011
When Labor came to power in 2007, one possible consolation for those who opposed the Northern Territory Intervention, and indeed those who were sceptical of its efficacy, was the prospect that under a new government, its effects would be rigorously […]
By Mark Bahnisch on November 1, 2011
Julian Assange, a little late to the party, penned an op/ed for Fairfax last week defending Andrew Bolt’s ‘right to free speech’. It’s an odd piece of writing. Assange asserts, all John Stuart Mill-like, that: The best policy decisions result […]
By tigtog on June 29, 2011
Quite a lot, when the word is “invasion”.
By tigtog on June 9, 2011
The prisoners get all the risks (including death during transport to remand for a misdemeanour), the corporations get all the rewards. The taxpayer turns an unseeing eye.
By Robert Merkel on February 11, 2011
The push to return cattle grazing in Victoria’s Alpine National Park relies heavily on its claim to be preserving a vital part of Australia’s heritage – the mountain cattlemen romantically portrayed by Banjo Paterson, and George Miller a century later. […]