Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
Last week, as I pointed out, there are plenty of coal mines up for sale. So why is Adani so determined to build a new one?
On the face of it, we have one of those “silly” court decisions. A mine that’s going to create more jobs than we could possibly imagine is being held up over concern over a couple of animals.
As our illustrious leader put it:
George Bernard Shaw observed that; “A reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, Shaw argued; all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Within Shaw’s definition, Bill Mitchell is an unreasonable man.
Saturday 1 August
1 I recall being shocked when Tony Abbott was Opposition Leader and the cost of running his office was revealed. I cannot accurately recall the amount but it was way in excess of Julia Gillard’s and I wondered, at the time, how that could be.
Hardly a day goes by where we don’t learn of something utterly terrible happening to our environment, our economy, our reputation, or our people. And the underlying thread to all of these is an incompetent government. The Abbott Government, to be precise.
Whilst we have all been distracted by Choppergate and passionately discussing Adam Goodes and marriage equality, I have a sinking feeling we have been sold out and not just by the TPP. The tea leaves are telling me that the crossbenchers may have sold out on higher education reform.
How do you create a superstar among the Right-wing opinionistas? Pay attention to them. They crave attention, and when the Left argue with them, their stocks go up. Editors care about the traffic they generate, and they don’t care if they are Lefties, Righties or those apathetic of politics. Click! Click! Click!
One of the biggest political scams in Australia is unfolding and the only people seeing it are our first inhabitants, writes Vanessa Kairies. Vanessa, a proud Indigenous lady, wants to share her story with the wider community.
The saga continues, it’s been going on for longer than the Star Wars’ movies.
“What is it?” you may ask? It is hard to condense, given that the rort has been going on for 225 years.