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Brandis must GO!

March 14, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

By Ross Hamilton The Attorney General is the nation’s first law officer. That makes her or him our highest law officer in the nation. So it is not unreasonable to expect our Federal Attorney General to be a paragon of legal virtue. However our Attorney General, Senator George Brandis, is anything but. There are plenty…

Why Barnett lost

March 13, 2017 - 21:15 -- Admin

By Tracie Aylmer As the election finishes up and Upper House votes with preference deals are finalised, I would like to give another perspective on how Labor won so significantly. There were a number of issues. Two of those issues involved the selling of Western Power and Fremantle Port. A third issue was the destruction…

Brisbane school continues dominance of 4×4 STEM technology competition

March 13, 2017 - 20:36 -- Admin

By Craig Hingston Representing Australia at World Finals for third year in a row. Pine Rivers State High School from Brisbane has totally dominated the National Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology Challenge in Adelaide by taking out every award. Two student teams, Fair Dinkum 4×4 and Mud Ruts, claimed all seven engineering, innovation…

An open letter to the LNP regarding the Cashless Welfare Card

March 12, 2017 - 10:33 -- Admin

By Tina Clausen After having worked as a professional Social Worker for twenty years, including in agency management and interdisciplinary team leader positions, then having to leave the workforce due to illness, how dare you assume that I am suddenly incapable of managing my own income and decide that I should be treated like a…

Speaking freely of the dead

March 11, 2017 - 17:45 -- Admin

The death of The Australian’s controversial cartoonist Bill Leak yesterday provoked a storm of polarised emotion on Twitter, as colleagues expressed their shock and sorrow, and representatives of groups Leak humiliated and ridiculed in his work refused to abide by the rules of what was referred to as “common decency and good manners.” These rules apparently…