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By tigtog on September 29, 2014
The Shorten Opposition is there voting with the government in the House without rigorously debating the bills or using the Senate conscientiously as a House of Review, so these bills are being fast-tracked into legislation without adequate scrutiny let alone electoral transparency. Why?
Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
By tigtog on January 7, 2014
The original version of this post was published almost exactly 4 years ago (2010-01-11) when extreme storms and snow caused havoc in Western Europe. Given that many of the same “so where’s your global warming now?” gotcha tropes are flying around again since the severe cold weather hit Northern America this week, it seems like it needs repeating.
By Orlando on November 14, 2013
A large network of events is planned for this coming Sunday 17 November to send a message that Australians want action to combat climate change.
By tigtog on September 30, 2013
So, how’s that “global warming hiatus” (aka a small slowdown in the rate of warming although the globe has continued to heat up during this “hiatus”) looking now, denialistas?
By tigtog on February 25, 2013
What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
By tigtog on January 30, 2013
A Federal election in September, violence in Egypt and Syria, Obama proposes immigration reforms and appoints John Kerry his new Secretary of State, deaths and damage are being tallied in Tasmanian/Victorian fires and Queensland floods. What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By tigtog on January 22, 2013
What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By tigtog on February 3, 2012
And that’s just one of the datasets supporting the fact that the planet’s climate is warming. The Bad Astronomer provides a case study of the tactics of climate change denial: it’s a textbook case of denialist sleight of hand, of distraction, distortion, error, and misdirection.
By tigtog on December 12, 2011
Delegates agreed to start work next year on a new legally binding treaty to cut greenhouse gases to be decided by 2015 and to come into force by 2020.
By Chally on October 18, 2011
So, as we’ve probably all noticed, Australian news is kind of… Australia-centric? I’m wondering what news stories you’ve been encountering that really should be getting wider coverage. Here are some of mine: After years of military dictatorship, Burma is on the verge of democratic reforms… or so it would seem, because the new civilian government, […]
By tigtog on August 29, 2011
Stories about Irene will be all over the news today, and many of them will say that the evacuation orders for low-lying areas, particularly in NYC, were an overreaction. They will say this because there have been so few deaths, so few tragic images for the news media. The people who will be saying this will be wrong.
By tigtog on July 19, 2011
Shorter Antony Green: Nothing that is happening in Parliament right now is capable of providing a constitutional trigger for a double dissolution.
By tigtog on July 12, 2011
Over the last few years, the idea of treating the atmosphere with the same level of care as we (now) treat our neighborhoods and our waterways has become an ideological football.