After last night’s edition of The Drum, there was plenty of criticism from the left of Daily Grind editor Joe Stella.
The leader of Myanmar’s banned pro-democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest following last week’s national elections.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used the launch of a book by journalist Paul Kelly to savage the Howard government’s failure to deliver on economic reform.
Labor’s plan to reintroduce compulsory up-front student activity fees faces a tough fight in the Senate, with claims the measure is an attempt to reintroduce compulsory student unionism by stealth.
The career of rugby league personality Matthew Johns is in tatters following the broadcast of a Four Corners programme naming him as a participant in “the depraved practise of group sex with vulnerable young women”.
Labor’s plan to censor the internet has hit another snag, with the Australian Communications and Media Authority failing to keep its blacklist secret—and revelations that the blacklist contains a Queensland dentist, a canteen operator and a number of other legal websites.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has dismissed the past 30 years of economic reform as “personal greed dressed up as an economic philosophy” and promised to regulate Australia’s economic affairs.
Around 80 drunken youths draped in Australian flags had a simple message for the world at Manly’s Corso on Australia Day: “fuck off, we’re full.”
Canada’s separatist Bloc Québécois has backed an effort by two left-wing opposition parties to bring down the recently re-elected Conservative government.
It is sometimes said that there is nothing more powerful than a good idea whose time has come.
The vast suffering caused by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar has been exacerbated by the country’s brutal military rulers, with foreign governments and international aid agencies unable to reach as many as 1.5 million victims.
Fred Dalton Thompson, who plays tough New York District Attorney Arthur Branch in the hit legal drama Law & Order, is being touted as a Republican presidential candidate for 2008.
We don’t have a letters to the editor section, but after receiving this missive from Mr T Hayes of Melbourne, Australia, perhaps we’ll start one.