Mardi Gras – we were there from the start!

Did you know? The Australian Democrats were the first party in Australia to have a written policy requiring the decriminalisation of homosexual activity. Sounds odd now but former Democrats Senator …

Call to action on Timor prosecutions

Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery are accused by Government prosecutors of being a threat to national security. Why? Because they blew the whistle on Australia’s shameful behaviour in …

Targets must come forward

Will Steffen, climate researcher at the ANU, says Labor’s targets of 45% reduction by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050 won’t contain global heating to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. …

Brexit & Australia

Australia should be looking to develop and strengthen trade with the UK now that ‘Brexit’ is really happening.   Our government should be encouraging businesses to establish or strengthen their links, realising …

PM’s sympathy meaningless without action to stop murders

Men murder, on average one woman a week. This man killed his own 3 children too. This atrocity was committed in a peaceful Brisbane suburb this week, when a woman …

Nanny needed

Photo: Mick Tsikas/AAP Once again, politicians are in the news, but not about the work of Parliament. Again, it’s about themselves. The Nth sequel in leadership assassinations was about the …