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?
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.
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.
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?
What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
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.
What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
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.
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.
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, backed by the military, is… Read more →
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.
Shorter Antony Green: Nothing that is happening in Parliament right now is capable of providing a constitutional trigger for a double dissolution.
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.
Aaaaand this is why I love Kudelka.