The haunting of Parliament House

The haunting of Parliament House

If you were Anthony Albanese, you’d be asking yourself, is it me? Or is it him? Am I that boring, or is Peter Dutton’s charismatic presence catching fire? Either way, there can be no news worse for a sitting prime minister than to be told that more Australians would...
Murdoch v Big Tech

Murdoch v Big Tech

So what represents the biggest threat to Australian democracy? Is it Big Tech? Or the Murdoch media group? The question is relevant today because the Murdoch media’s most senior executive in Australia, Michael Miller, has painted a dire picture of social media...
Nuclear circus

Nuclear circus

Nuclear bill shock is a taste of what Australian consumers can expect, if the Coalition’s quixotic policy to build new nuclear generation in this country ever comes to pass. As any expert can tell you, including the CSIRO, nuclear power is one of the most expensive...
Peter Dutton vs. international justice

Peter Dutton vs. international justice

There’s disingenuousness, and then there’s Peter Dutton. In the first category fall the leadership of Israel, the United States and numerous Western countries, along with the Murdoch media. Their reaction to the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor’s...
The build up

The build up

“When you have no solutions, blame immigrants.” – Australian proverb. This seems to be Peter Dutton’s election strategy based on his budget reply last week. Dutton proposed three key measures to address housing affordability: allowing first home...