The federal government is quite open about its plans to interfere with the independence of academic research, and to shut down according to its whim any research they fancy that falls outside a narrow selection of medicine and technology projects. I hope the only reason that this hasn’t been howled down instantly is that we haven’t yet processed what this really means.
Media Circus: Abbott’s Xmas gifts to the nation edition
If it looks like us pesky citizens might demand a say in what will happen to our country, the Abbott Government’s response is to simply stop the flow of information.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?