It’s time for Labor to come out swinging. It’s fine for Tanya Plibersek to say that Labor needn’t comment on Liberal leadership tensions because the Liberals are doing it for them. But Labor can’t just hope that the Liberals will free fall, and allow Labor to coast into office in 2016 on a wave of anti-Liberal sentiment. The Liberals may be doing their best to lose the election, but Labor still has to win it.
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
Since Federation, the Australian population has changed dramatically, and now Australia has become one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. We are now becoming a new country and a new nation. Old assumptions no longer necessarily apply, writes JD Anthony.
The Nation, Flag, People and the Continent itself
Now before you start screaming, and wondering what kind of drug is this stupid bastard on, let me take a moment to explain.
Yes, it’s true I have been mainlining schardenfreude and it’s heady stuff, the real deal, not that synthetic crap you’d score from some guy called Sir Rupert behind the dunnies at the Melbourne Club.
Happily, there are many more like me and it’s all due to the efforts of Tony Abbott.
WILLY: Don’t be so modest. You always started too low. Walk in with a big laugh. Don’t look worried. Start off with a couple of good stories to lighten things up. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it—because personality always wins the day.
Death of A Salesman, Arthur Miller
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The West, whilst insisting that others seek peaceful solutions, has resorted to the sword on many occasions, writes Dr Strobe Driver.
“You know, if there is one lesson to be learnt from the fate of the former government in Canberra, maybe even from the fate of the former government in Victoria, is you do not change leaders,” Abbott told 3AW on Thursday.
“You rally behind someone and you stick to the plan and we’ve got a good plan.”
The Guardian 22nd January, 2014
Now why does this sound familiar? Oh that’s right!
Kirsten Tona’s article on Newpolitics.com.au – Government ignoring climate change while the planet burns (and published on The AIMN as Canberra fiddles while Australia burns) – contained a number of links to the CSIRO website where climate change data and modelling were available to the public.
Cutting for Stone (2009) isn’t directly autobiographical, but it has a bit of a documentary feel to it. This is because Verghese did have some of the Ethiopian and American experiences he writes about, and also because his career, other than being a writer, is as a doctor. The extensive medical detail in the book reflects his lived experience. It took a while for me to get into this book, but then I found it hard to put down.
The scenes of social collapse in movies of a decade ago are now everyday scenes in allegedly democratic countries, writes Melissa Frost in this letter to The AIMN.