Masking healthcarer risks

322 new cases in Victoria today is tragic, but there is some relief in the assessment by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that the numbers of new cases now appear to be stabilising and trending downwards. …

Mute and inglorious?

“The ultimate aim of the Trust must be to establish a native drama, opera and ballet which will give professional employment to Australian actors, singers and dancers and furnish opportunities …

Good news/bad news on job payments

JobKeeper and JobSeeker supplement ‘extensions’ to end December are welcome but what is the rationale for reducing the payments, particularly halving the JobSeeker supplement? Part-time workers will have their JobKeeper …

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 …

Waste not want not

The Federal Government’s recently announced $190 m fund to stimulate recycling initiatives is needed but it must seriously reduce waste at source and waste going to landfill.  Clive Jackson, Democrats …