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Opinion pieces

The PM Must Realise That Christensen And Co Are The Real Bullies When It Comes To Safe Schools

18 March 2016

Since becoming Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull has presided over one of the most significant outbreaks of hateful, ugly anti-LGBTI rhetoric coming from our politicians in recent memory in Australia. Not from external sources, but from inside his own party.

Why Malcolm Turnbull Should Reverse The Destructive, Clumsy and Dumb CSIRO Cuts

16 March 2016

CSIRO is not a glorified consultancy. It is not a start-up looking only to maximise profit opportunities. It is one of the most important scientific institutions in the world with an obligation to do research that is in the long-term public interest, not just the short-term interests of the private sector.

George Brandis Has Failed The Test On Appointments To The Bench

18 December 2015

Making the right choices goes right to the core of the attorney-general's responsibility to maintain the integrity of our legal system. It is right that those who hold that office are held to account for these choices.

If George Brandis won't stand up for the Rule of Law, why is he the Attorney-General?

28 August 2015

Abbott and his attorney general should learn something from the fate of the Newman government and immediately abandon their attack on the rights of Australians and the rule of law.

Thuggish attacks on the Human Rights Commission should not be tolerated

17 February 2015

Australia wants governments with the ability to weather criticism with dignity, that have the integrity not to attack those institutions we have put deliberately beyond their control. Abbott and his ministers should be ashamed of themselves.

George Brandis, The Dangerously Divisive Attorney General

12 May 2014

The vast majority of the Australian public have made it clear that they utterly reject Brandis' deeply misguided views about bigotry in public debate.

We Can All Be Proud Of This Victory

03 April 2014

Australians from all sides of politics should be proud of the principled position our nation has taken against commercial whaling, a position we have fought for since the time of Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke. And Australians from all sides of politics should be proud that with this legal victory we have brought an end to Japan's whaling program - a program that has killed over 10,000 whales under the guise of scientific research.

Libs' sovereign risk talk is a cheap shot

01 November 2011

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and the Liberals have made it clear that they will oppose every government policy - lobbing everything they've got at us by way of attack.

Making an ally of the land in the fight against climate change

01 November 2011

The creation of the Biodiversity Fund demonstrates Labor's continued commitment to deliver good outcomes for the Australian environment.

Stop campaigning against our economy

01 November 2011

Australians are proud of their economy and so they should be - it is one of the strongest in the advanced world.