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Is the Australian general public losing confidence in the future under the Abbott Government?

January 24, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 21 January 2014 Essential Research published the results of an online survey of 1,087 respondents conducted between 17 and 20 January.Trust in government and political leadership has dropped since the Abbott Government was elected in September 2013.There is a strong expectation that job security will reduce, cost of living grow more expensive and personal financial situations worsen.In fact respondents believ

Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott desperately avoiding being photographed under this particular art work?

January 23, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

World Economic Forum art work in January 2014 at Davos, Switzerland.Top row, third from left - former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard whom current Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott never managed to beat at a federal election.

This is what happens when you put a right-wing political ideologue and an army general in charge of sensitive naval operations

January 23, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

I am well aware that Royal Australian Navy ship drivers can be very gung-ho, but I also know that in the past they were trained up to be accurate navigators and better officers than the type of men who would deliberately cause international incidents in peace time at the behest of federal politicians.So what has happened to the professional discipline and ethical perspective of senior naval officers and ships' captains since the Abbott Government came to power?

Cabs for hire?

January 22, 2014 - 00:05 -- Admin

While not quite being in the same league as John Mortimer of Rumpole of the Bailey fame, Aussie barrister Stuart Littlemore has shown he's more than just a pretty face with a clever way with the spoken word.The third in Littlemore's Harry C

Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, exhibits signs of political madness

January 19, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Hazarra Asylum Seekers website on 8 January 2013:

In an email circulated to registered Migration Agents, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison has said that his department will no longer process applications for family reunion lodged by those who came to Australia on a boat and after being recognized as ‘Refugees’ (and clearing security checks) and therefore became Australian permanent residents . The email states that ‘Family Migration visa applications sponsored by IMAs (Irregular/Illegal Maritime Arrivals – a term used for asylum seekers and their boats)  will be given the lowest processing priority.