Rule of Law overturned for Rule of Spies

With the “massive expansion of espionage, which will now include any information that compromises Australia’s political and economic interests” we see  another step in the inexorable march by the Coalition government to turn Australia into a totalitarian state whilst Labor acquiesces without a whimper. – Reg Murray, CLA Member, Glen …

Compromising march, with wimper

With the “massive expansion of espionage, which will now include “any information that compromises Australia’s political and economic interests” we see another step in the inexorable march by the Turnbull government to turn Australia into a totalitarian state whilst Labor acquiesces without a whimper. – Reg Murray, CLA member, Glen …

Public tenants losing out

The Commonwealth government ran Canberra until 1988. From 1988, the Australian Capital Territory has been self-governing. Unlike the six state governments, the ACT government relies heavily on revenues from land-based taxes, rates, levies and stamp duties. Now to The Canberra Times: (“Land plan bit rich: Greens”, February 21, p1). The Greens …

Casting my vote in marriage debate

After much anticipation the letter arrived. I opened it and read the question a first time. I then wasted time, yelling abuse across the room and acting like a schoolyard bully by calling out childish names. At one point I nearly had to remove myself from the room. My lap …

When will Australia apologise over TL?

So, Australia & East Timor have reached a “confidential” agreement on a new maritime boundary & how they will jointly develop billions of oil & gas reserves in the Timor Sea … maybe, possibly, perhaps, we’ll see … (“Australia and East Timor strike ‘landmark’ deal to end Greater Sunrise dispute”, …