June 28, 2014

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After recently cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  now claims that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must be confined […]
June 27, 2014

Cutting Dementia Funding

This week the federal government announced it was dumping the special payment for people with dementia in residential aged care from 31 July 2014. This will have a direct impact […]
June 20, 2014

Murdoch’s Media and Global Tobacco

Every now and then you see a headline that makes you think, ‘hang on a minute, that’s wrong; what is going on here?’ The Australian’s front page story (June 6, […]
June 16, 2014

‘Australia’s Gulag for Children’ or ‘Tony Abbott’s Welcome to Refugee Week’

‘We have all been horrified by nations that run concentration camps and gulags. Now we are running a special gulag for children and their families.’ said Rev’d Dr Lucy Morris, […]