So long and thanks for all the fish
By Cat Herding Cabal on September 20, 2013
An open thread in which to complain about the new Government and speculate on what happens next.
By Cat Herding Cabal on August 27, 2013
Dedicated thread for discussion of Syria and related Arab Spring/Middle East geopolitics in light of the recent massacre of civilians using chemical weapons and the international responses.
By Robert Merkel on January 30, 2012
If you can find anything substantive – anything at all – in the unclassified summary report of the Independent Review of Australia’s intelligence community, perhaps you should apply for a job at one of the agencies reviewed.
By Kim on January 25, 2012
I think everyone of a certain age can remember a certain mantra from John Howard. Symbols, he intoned, are not important. “Symbolic Reconciliation” is not important, he couldn’t say Sorry. The Republic was just a symbol, of interest to “elites”. […]
By tigtog on October 21, 2011
“For Libya’s interim government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), the aftermath of the bloody nine-month conflict may prove as difficult and treacherous as the conflict itself.”
By tigtog on June 29, 2011
Quite a lot, when the word is “invasion”.
By tigtog on June 23, 2011
The #GoBackSBS hashtag on Twitter over the last few days has been running hot and garnered worldwide attention – “ordinary Australians” on a reverse-journey – from Australia back to where some of the immigrant refugees they meet at the start came from.
By tigtog on May 15, 2011
I have absolutely no idea what Bahnisch thinks is more important right now – please, share your thoughts on what’s happening in Düsseldorf tonight. UPDATE 11:30pm: the Eurovision Song Contest winner for 2011 is Azerbaijan!
By Robert Merkel on April 25, 2011
As part of her visit to Korea, Julia Gillard helped to unveil a memorial to the Battle of Kapyong, described as “the forgotten battle in the forgotten war”. But it’s hardly the only aspect of Australia’s wartime experience that has […]
By Paul Norton on February 15, 2011
Engage is a website originally formed by left-wing activists in Britain’s University and College Union opposed to proposals for an academic boycott of Israel. Engage’s current focus is as follows: Engage is a single issue campaign. It focuses on one […]
By GuyB on January 26, 2011
In honour of Australia Day, the 2011 NSW Australian of the Year, Larissa Behrendt, has had an opinion column full of heart-warming bonhomie about “national values” published in the Sydney Morning Herald. It’s quite difficult to disagree with Behrendt’s sentiment […]