What’s in a claim?

What’s in a claim?

In November, when Israel attacked the Al Shifa hospital, the largest in Gaza, it did so based on “concrete evidence” that the hospital was used as a Hamas command centre. Later, the Washington Post would find the “concrete evidence” presented by the Israeli government...
You can handle the truth

You can handle the truth

It’s incredible that it’s even a topic for debate. Truth, in Australian politics, is such a rare commodity that anyone who dares raise their head above the parapet and speak it invariably gets inundated with an avalanche of lumpy bile from those who find truth an...
How low can Australia go?

How low can Australia go?

Callous. Heinous. Inhumane. These are just a few of the words being used to describe reports that multiple Palestinians have had their visas cancelled by the Australian government mid-transit, having passed security checks and made it out of Gaza, only to be told they...
Playing with fire

Playing with fire

Shadow energy minister Ted O’Brien said the quiet part loud during last night’s nuclear disaster of a 7.30 interview: the Coalition’s recent nuclear push is about keeping coal alive. After several minutes spent quibbling with host Sarah Ferguson about how long it...
Feeling the heat

Feeling the heat

The Coalition is ramping up its anti-renewables, anti-EV, anti-science crusade, as it does whatever it can to keep fossil fuels alive. No amount of experts pointing out that nuclear doesn’t stack up here, that it is “by far” the most expensive energy, that it will be...