What is a bastard?

Apologies for the coarse language in this one – we know not everyone is a fan. But ever since our founder Don Chipp used the phrase, we have been known …

In praise of the Senate

Michelle Grattan reminds us today (Saturday 13) of the great value of Senate Committees in scrutinising the executive of government, 50 years after they were introduced. And she should know …

Alan Jones

Racist, sexist, opinionated, offensive and contemptuous. Worse, Jones is a bully who wielded power over politicians, incited hatred and violence, promoted our most base instincts. Who could forget his vicious …

We live in changing times

Australians are living through unprecedented changes in their daily lives and movements, especially travel – between states and internationally. Western Australia, with its long history of flight connections to Europe …

Democracy under threat

Two things have happened in the past two weeks that should be of great concern to all Australians. Craig Hill, National Vice President Australian Democrats @AustDems First, the Prime Minister …