Scott Morrison doesn’t think about legacy

When asked if he had thought about his legacy, Scott Morrison replied a fast ‘no’ during his comprehensive interview with Nine papers on the weekend. Journalist Deborah Snow said despite not being entirely surprised by this response given Morrison’s own take on being “very mission, task focussed”, she was taken aback by the speed of … Read more

The government’s handling of Djoker truly is a big, hypocritical joke

Men’s world tennis no. 1 Novak Djokovic is officially en route back to Belgrade, sensationally ruled out from playing in the Australian Open set to commence tonight. It follows a decision handed down by the Australian Federal Court late yesterday afternoon backing Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s (subsequent) call to deport Djokovic from Australia “on health … Read more

Why has my child’s vaccination been cancelled? We’re reliant on overseas supply and a complex logistics network

This piece was authored by Associate Professor Archa Fox from the University of Western Australia and first published by The Conversation. Reports of GPs cancelling or postponing COVID vaccine appointments for 5-11 year olds are piling up, with desperate parents expressing anger and fear about how their as-yet unvaccinated children will fare as Omicron case numbers explode. Just received this from … Read more

One Nation sinks to new low with violent Christmas video

As we all return from a couple of weeks of well earned R&R, you’d be forgiven for having switched off your phone and laptop to the world and focused on things that are happy and positive in your life. But now, back in the midst of all things reality, we thought we’d bring you this … Read more

PCR testing rules eased, some free rapid tests but no universal access

As Australia inches closer to 100,000 COVID-19 cases a day, more testing sites were closed on Wednesday and new rules on free access to rapid antigen tests (RATs) were issued following a national cabinet meeting. Up to ten RATs will be provided free over three months to pensioners and those holding concession and health cards, … Read more

Canning all Covid restrictions will come back on women

Christmas is coming, borders are opening and cases of COVID-19 are rising. Understandably, many of us are feeling nervous about the weeks ahead. There were 3057 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW on December 20th, with 284 of these people in hospital and 39 in intensive care. This is a stark increase in comparison … Read more

Linda Aitken to replace Christian Porter as Liberal candidate in Pearce

The West Australian Liberal party has preselected Linda Aitken, a clinical nurse specialist, to replace Christian Porter as its candidate for the federal election in the seat of Pearce. Aitken won a preselection vote on Monday night over the party’s other nominee, former navy officer Miquela Riley. Aitken’s preselection is expected to be endorsed by … Read more

Perrottet’s “women-boosting” Cabinet reshuffle is a joke

Seven. That’s how many women NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has appointed to his Cabinet overnight, with the other 19 positions divvied up amongst the blokes. And believe it or not, this is actually an improvement from former Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s Cabinet make-up, with just six women holding positions previously. And to make matters worse, some … Read more

Ita Buttrose calls for increased funding for the ABC

ABC chair Ita Buttrose is calling for increased funding to support the public broadcaster saying she’s “optimistic that after the election, the funding of the ABC will be given proper consideration.” Speaking with The Australian, the media heavyweight said the broadcaster remained a critical platform and service as it enters its 90th year. Appointed to the … Read more