Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network

Coalition MPs push for legislation to ban opposition to change to race-hate laws

March 22, 2017 - 18:56 -- Admin

Yesterday in Parliament several government MPs, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, decried Labor’s opposition to proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) as a claim that Australians are racist. “[The Opposition] believe[s] that Australia is a nation of racists only held in check by Gillian Triggs and section 18C,” said Turnbull. “We have more…

Vale Ken Wolff

March 22, 2017 - 17:58 -- Admin

We are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ken Wolff. For readers of The AIMN Ken will be remembered for his many wonderful articles we were privileged to publish. Long-term bloggers will also remember Ken for his years with The Political Sword, where his articles were originally published. Ken’s family, the blogging…

Liberal senator admits 18C changes are designed to win back PHON voters

March 22, 2017 - 10:19 -- Admin

In case you did not suspect that Malcolm Turnbull’s explosion of piss and wind on Section 18C yesterday was entirely self-serving, this morning on Radio National Breakfast news, Liberal Senator James Paterson confirmed that the exercise was part of a suite of measures designed to win back votes from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Oh look!…

Day to Day Politics: What’s happening in the bear pit?

March 21, 2017 - 05:54 -- Admin

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Author’s note: I have updated and re-posted this because it is of great public importance. Has Question Time in the Australian Parliament improved? Well just slightly since Tony Smith took over from Bronwyn Bishop. Bishop was an insult to the intelligence of reasoned people. Although it is only watched by those…

Protesters to March In March again

March 20, 2017 - 21:03 -- Admin

Media Release Three years on from the first March in March protests in 2014, the grassroots March Australia movement will host rallies on Saturday 25 March 2017 protesting the policies and decisions of the Turnbull Coalition government. “The 2014 rallies were a response to the regressive Abbott government”, said spokesman Loz Lawrey. “People thought the…