parties and factions

The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them – Phillip Adams, journalist

Media Circus: March in March edition

Thousands of people around Australia marched this past weekend to express their dissatisfaction and disgust with the Abbott government.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Time to End the Valorisation of Ignorance

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.