Blogotariat

Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network

Does Barnaby Joyce actually deliver for regional Australia?

February 21, 2018 - 01:05 -- Admin

The line being very strongly pushed by the Nationals is that Barnaby Joyce “delivers for regional and rural Australia like nobody else”. But is it true? After the 2013 election, Tony Windsor spoke to Barnaby Joyce about continuing the campaign for funding for Armidale Hospital.  Barnaby’s response was informative in showing who he cares about.…

The Caring Profession: Peacekeeping, Blue Helmets and Sexual Abuse

February 20, 2018 - 08:00 -- Admin

It’s the sort of thing to turn many an otherwise calm stomach, but the revelations that UN peace keeping staff have been involved in sexual assault has done its fair share of upsetting. Legislators in the United States, many sceptical of the body to begin with, are taking note. Such revelations draw out the worst…

My best friend

February 19, 2018 - 20:00 -- Admin

By Samad Abdul That’s such a moment of blessing when you are with your best friend but that’s such a horrible moment when friends get separated forever. Being detained without any guilt in Manus prison camp where each day is equal to a month, every month is equal to a year and each year is equal…

The post My best friend appeared first on The AIM Network.

Turnbull’s metamorphosis

February 19, 2018 - 17:15 -- Admin

By Ad astra Once upon a time there was a boy christened Malcolm Bligh Turnbull. Bligh is a name the family uses in honour of Governor Bligh, of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ infamy, the fourth governor of NSW. Greatly admired by the family, this moniker evokes the aura of a distinguished person. Born in 1954,…

The consequences of a job not done

February 19, 2018 - 13:42 -- Admin

By Andrew Chambers Dear Barney, You have my sympathy. An ordinary bloke should be able to navigate the complexities of the heart and the trousers in privacy and with respect, for this is one man’s business, one man’s life to lead as he sees fit. But Barney, you’re no ordinary bloke. You’re the Deputy Prime…

The Renaissance man

February 19, 2018 - 08:00 -- Admin

Nineteen years after his passing, former South Australian premier Don Dunstan is still fondly remembered by the Italian community. Here is their tribute. A RICORDO DI  DONALD ALLAN ‘DON’ DUNSTAN (21.09.1926 – 06.02.1999) by Giorgio Venturini for Resistenza and A.N.P.I., the Associazione Nazionale Partigiani Italiani in Australia. One of the last – possibly the last…

Pages