Visit to #BentleyBlockade on the eve of police [email protected] Twitter report






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Frontline on #BentleyBlockade: @trisholaviolet reports






  Can You Hear Us – Bentley Blockade April 2014 [email protected] Dawn at Bentley is magic. It’s the time when we most deeply feel the preciousness of the earth we’re standing on, and reaffirm the imperative of protecting it for future generations. Soft mist shrouds the gentle landscape. Rolling green pastures, trees just peeping through […]






Will Libs bite bullet, withdraw Howard’s over-the-top entitlements to self-funded retirees?






By Margo Kingston [email protected] 9th March, 2014 When Samantha Maiden reported today that the Audit Commission wanted super-generous seniors health card benefits to self-funded retirees reversed, I dug up my 2002 SMH budget comment on the matter. The Libs are to blame for this totally unsustainable entitlement culture they knew would help cripple the budget […]






Loggers ‘the ultimate conservationists’: Abbott’s environment vandalism policy






Speech delivered by Tony Abbott to the Forestworks Dinner in Canberra Tuesday, 4 March 2014 Julie, I want to thank you very much indeed for that kind introduction. It’s nice to have a list of things recounted to an appreciative audience – it really is nice. But the most important fact, at least insofar I suspect […]






Family First Face in Hindmarsh: @JackieDettman reports






By Jacqueline Dettman  2 September 2013 Interview with Robert Randall, Family First candidate for Hindmarsh. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? In 1979 I was elected state MP for Henley Beach, by a margin of 110 votes in a traditional Labor area. Prior to that I had volunteered in local council as a […]






What Abbott’s #PPL is really about: @stephaniedale22 comment






By Stephanie [email protected] 21 August 2013 The Coalition’s controversial Paid Parental Leave policy – what’s it really about? Actually, first of all I’m confused about why it’s called ‘parental’ leave, when according to the Liberal Party’s website it applies only to mothers? Oh yes, a second aside, I’ve called it the ‘Coalition’s’ policy, even though technically […]






Time for policy meat from the incoming Abbott government, but how can we get it?






by Margo Kingston 19 August 2013 It’s over for Labor. I knew it intellectually when I saw Rudd steal from the Coalition the Northern Australia policy Labor had already destroyed, then hold up a bottle of vegemite to scare voters about a GST Abbott had convincingly ruled out in his first term. I felt it when […]






Is the world ready for PM Tony ‘what he meant to say’ Abbott?






By Noely Neate May 8, 2013 I was not going to go here, because all manner of Feminists, accredited and self-proclaimed, have had a say.  Some I agree with, some I think are getting hung up on exactly what many of us on Twitter are always complaining about, that is, focussing on a ‘gotcha’ instead of […]