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Red Kerry leaving the 7:30 Report

He’s quitting at the end of the year. The ABC’s article/press release says says that: Director of ABC News Kate Torney says O’Brien’s retirement from the program marks the end of his reign as Australia’s leading current affairs presenter and […]

Abbott, pairing and legal advice

The federal government has released the text of the legal advice provided by the Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Stephen Gageler SC. In deciding to reject the Parliamentary Reform Agreement they’d signed up to, the Coalition, if Christopher Pyne is to be believed, […]

Soundscapes in the natural world

If this is a slow news day, you could do worse than have a listen to a talk by Bernie Krause of Purdue University, who has been collecting soundscapes from the natural world for over 40 years. While his focus […]

Rudd’s new role on the world stage is an ideal fit

That, believe it or not, was the title of the editorial in Courier Mail yesterday. A pity it isn’t online. This is how it begins: Kevin Rudd has always looked more comfortable on the world stage. It is there, far […]

Walden Bello on the political consequences of stagnation

Walden Bello is a senior analyst at Philippine think-tank Focus on the Global South, the author of more than 14 books, and was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003 for “… outstanding […]