On this day…. Janine Haines

On 18 August 1986, Janine Haines became the leader of the Australian Democrats and Australia’s first female party leader. Janine Carter, later Haines, was born in Tanunda, South Australia, on …

Why the nation needs the crossbench

Thanks to Senator Rex Patrick for successfully challenging the so-called national cabinet and all its secrecy. Yesterday Justice Richard White of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ruled that the national cabinet …

Holgate $1.1 m settlement

Once more taxpayers will foot the bill, this time for the reckless act of the Prime Minister in demanding Christine Holgate resign as CEO of Australia Post for no good …