Why Combet rejected PM offer, and tweeting
That was ex-cabinet minister Greg Combet's gruff response when asked by then prime minister Julia Gillard to increase his online presence.
Rolf Harris celebrity plaque stolen in WA
A COMMEMORATIVE plaque dedicated to fallen entertainer Rolf Harris has been stolen from a Celebrity Tree Park in Western Australia - but he's not the only pilfered "star".
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Shorten on principle
Bill Shorten's decision to deliver the keynote speech at the Australian Christian Lobby's 2014 national conference in October proves Labor has learnt very little from its mistakes of the past.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
Gillard offered to make me PM, Combet says
Former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard offered to resign in favour of Greg Combet at the height of Labor's leadership instability ahead of the 2013 election.
Australia has let down world's poor - Geldof
Australia has broken a promise to the world's poorest people by cutting its foreign aid spending, activist Sir Bob Geldof says.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Heartland Institute
Australia shoots down climate lobbya s scare mongering
Thursday, July 17 was a big news day. The world was shocked to learn that a Russian-made missile shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 on board as it flew over Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Gillard's 'disastrous political decision'
Julia Gillard was not across the details of climate change policy early in her prime ministership and should bear some responsibility for the demise of a price on carbon, Greens leader Christine Milne says.
A Carbon Tax That Can Rise From Australia's Ashes
As the post-mortems arrive to determine the cause of death for Australia's carbon tax , a couple of questions emerge: Why did this happen? What lessons can we learn? The answer to the first question is fairly simple: A politician - Julia Gillard - promised she wouldn't tax carbon , and then she broke that promise.
Sydney Morning Herald
Getting the politicians we deserve
Tony Abbott made a mistake, stumbled on a word, coughed out "Canadia" and copped a shellacking back home.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Push to ask more of school teachers
THE Clovelly Park groundwater contamination scandal has now engulfed neighbouring Mitchell Park, where 1400 residents have been warned of a potential threat.
Labor vows to bring back carbon policy
BILL Shorten yesterday staked his prime ministerial ambitions on a pledge to resurrect carbon pricing, just hours after the carbon tax was finally repealed.
Australia Repeals its Hated Carbon Tax
Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish its hated carbon tax - in fulfillment of an electoral "pledge in blood" by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Heaven forbid - it's as if Abbott and his cohort were blessed
The very moment the carbon tax was repealed, after three parliamentary attempts, several years of political warfare and the killing of a leader or two, a rainbow appeared over Lake Burley Griffin.
The Sad, Sad, Cancellation of Australia's Carbon Tax
If you think that the whole idea of climate change is just something whipped up in the labs by scientists hungry for research grants then of course you'll be delighted that Australia has just cancelled their carbon tax.
If the shoe fits, give Aussie firms a fair go
RULES governing Federal Government procurement must be changed to even competition between Australian manufacturers and cheaper overseas suppliers, a parliamentary inquiry has found.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
'The carbon tax is gone!': PM rejoices
Kevin Rudd argued for an ETS and lost his job. Malcolm Turnbull argued for an ETS and he lost his job.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Canberra City News
Grattan / Just how rubbery is Tony Abbott's carbon saving pledge?
EVEN before the Senate has finally voted to repeal the carbon tax, the debate has moved to a new stage in which the government's claims will be tested against what Julia Gillard would have called the "lived experience".
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Parliament imposes taxation, not the Executive
These tax cuts were dumped by Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan in May last year on the eve of Labor's last budget.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Government faces 'new paradigm' in the Senate
TANYA NOLAN: The unruly scenes in Parliament yesterday have raised questions about the Government's strategy in dealing with the new Senate crossbenchers.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin
A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day.