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The world is about to end!

April 19, 2018 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Anthony Andrews The world is about to end! Not really, it’s just that, like on the TV news or at the box office, real world events that aren’t at the extreme ends of the spectrum don’t grab anybody’s attention … we want monsters. We want heroes and villains. We want drama! Unfortunately, most of the…

Tony Shepherd is well paid to tell the government what it wants to hear

April 19, 2018 - 11:03 -- Admin

Tony Shepherd has been paid $55,000 for 17 days work producing a report which recommended that the rules governing the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund be changed to allow the government to pretty much do what it likes with its five billion dollar slush fund. That’s the same Tony Shepherd who was paid $85,000 for a…

Day to Day Politics: Greg Hunt’s for Free Speech.

April 19, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Thursday 19 April 2018 The first headline that attracted my attention yesterday was “Greg Hunt interview goes off rails over ‘free speech’ and gay conversion therapy.” Now I was well aware that the conservative fight against homosexuality didn’t end with the success of the marriage equality legislation. Plus I was also aware of the “gay…

Day to Day Politics: Only in America, but then we willingly shake his hand.

April 18, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Wednesday 18 April 2018 How has it come to this? Australians have always had a sort of love-hate relationship with America. Whilst we come from an English heritage, it has been the United States that has had the most influence on our maturing as a Nation. You agree, “guys”? Rightly or wrongly we have followed…

Ho, Ho, Ho, Scott Is Santa, While A Shorten Government Will Fail To Balance The Budget!

April 17, 2018 - 20:08 -- Admin

There’s an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me! Fool me over and over again, you must be the Murdoch Press telling me that the Liberal Party are great economic managers…” Yep, I did think that most ridiculous thing I heard was Sean Hannity’s denial that he was…

Macron’s Syria Game

April 17, 2018 - 15:00 -- Admin

There is a certain bullishness in French circles these days, even if there was an initial attempt, with the Macron government, to calm matters down. The need to assert Gallic might in the face of brutality has again surfaced; and has a familiar ring to it. With Syria’s Bashar al-Assad getting more comfortable with military…

Day to Day Politics: A new way forward. The case for a Federal ICAC.

April 17, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Tuesday April 17 2018 In February of this year Transparency International announced that Australia had slipped to 13th on the global corruption index. Transparency International measures bribery and the diversion of public funding.  I suppose – at first blush – to be ranked 13 out of 180 countries isn’t a bad thing, but it’s the…

Wanted: three hundred good people

April 16, 2018 - 17:45 -- Admin

The AIMN needs the help of 300 good people. I’ll get to the “who” and “why” shortly. When The AIMN started up over five years ago we were just another WordPress blog, unaware that within six months we were going to be among the widest-read political blogs in Australia. Admittedly we did have high expectations,…