So long and thanks for all the fish
By Mark Bahnisch on September 20, 2013
The ACT government has introduced legislation into the territory’s Assembly to provide for same sex marriage. Unsurprisingly, when not distracted by plans to Defend Freedom and re-introduce the title of QC, Attorney-General George Brandis QC has been asked by Tony […]
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 September 19, 2013
The news from the Action Man PM comes thick and fast. Climate Commission abolished, public sector heads sacked, Tony Abbott appointed Minister for the Status of Women (see also a petition here). It must be time for a thread on […]
By Paul Norton on September 18, 2013
Today’s Age reports that, according to research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women’s representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows. Whatever the […]
By Anna Winter on June 13, 2013
When the first female prime minister of the country makes abortion an explicit topic for debate, surely we can take a moment to acknowledge what a big deal that is.
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By Paul Norton on March 23, 2013
The MSM has extensively reported Martin Ferguson’s statement, in his resignation speech, that “The class war rhetoric that started with the mining dispute of 2010 must cease. It is doing the Labor Party no good…”. The Murdoch press, and its […]
By Kim on March 11, 2013
I’ll take as my text today a contribution from Helen Razer to the discussion about the impact, effectiveness and value of Destroy the Joint. It’s provoked a lot of debate on Twitter and in the femosphere.
By Mark Bahnisch on February 29, 2012
While, seemingly, the rest of the world was focused on each twist and turn of the Labor leadership shenanigans, the FAQ Research team was on a field reporting trip to Queensland’s Western Downs. Often we were on the road, driving […]
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By Kim on December 7, 2011
At The Drum, Andrew Catsaras has crunched the polling numbers, noting that “since July, the trend has been with the ALP”, and that: the ALP can win the next election – and, yes, with Julia Gillard as leader. … Go […]
By Mark Bahnisch on November 25, 2011
Marcus Campbell provides some good reading, and a good basis for reflection on White Ribbon Day at The Drum. In the piece, to my mind, this quote from sociologist Dr Michael Flood epitomises the challenge that faces us, and the […]
By Anna Winter on November 2, 2011
I really wanted to write a good review of this book, but this was not the book to do it. Abbott is a conviction politician, no matter how angry certain commenter may be when I say that. He wants power, yes, and he is ruthless in his pursuit of it. But he wants power for a reason, not just for its own sake. I just hope that the debate this book sparked gets people talking about what those reasons are.