It is pretty clear that the Abbott Government's politics of austerity--known as fixing the budget in order to fix the economy --- is going to target welfare, especially the aged pension, whilst leaving the Coalition’s generous expansion of the paid parental leave scheme
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ICAC's inquiry into the corruption in the NSW political system, which effectively destroyed the NSW Labor Party, is now focused on the NSW Liberal Party. It is examining the influence of lobbyists in the NSW Liberal Party, political donations, corruption, and special deals for mates in the face of the politician's memory loss akin to amnesia.
Renai Le May has it about right on the Coaltion's broadband network. Nobody really knows what's going on. It appears that their policy of Fibre to the Node, which Turnbull took to the election, is quietly being dropped.
Greg Jericho says that the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet had issued new social media guidelines that included a clause instructing employees that there "is an expectation" to dob in colleagues if they see them do anything on social media that might contravene the code of conduct.
As expected the Palmer United Party is in the box seat in the new Senate and the ALP was mauled. Whilst Clive Palmer has been able used his wealth to buy enough political influence to force the Abbott Government to negotiate with him over their legislation for the next three years, the ALP continues to self-destruct.
Though the effects of climate change are beginning to take hold the economic and political forces arrayed against dealing with climate change are very more powerful. Ours is a civilization built on the continuing use of energy that fossil fuels provide; on cheap, accessible carbon-based fuels, notably oil, coal, and natural gas, that cause greenhouse gas emissions.
Federal Labor has come out in defence of the surveillance state. Tanya Plibersek indicated her in support of the mandatory data retention regime, which would compel phone companies and internet service providers (ISPs) to retain telecommunications data – "metadata" – for at le
UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Impacts volume of the Fifth Assessment Report ----- Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerabilities----- is the second of three reports to make up the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The first, The Physical Science basis, was released in September 2013.
After Monday's cabinet meeting George Brandis’ proposed changes to sections sections 18B, C, D and E of the Racial Discrimination Act, which maim to loosen constraints on racist insults and hate speech, is now a draft exposure bill. This tactic of a stalking horse gives the Abbott Govt wriggle room to make minor concessions.