• New government, same attitude

    Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be claiming a lot of mandates during the coming term of Federal Government. Some, including his determination to repeal the carbon tax, are likely to meet formal opposition within the Parliament. Other parts of his “Real Solutions” policy platform, however, can expect far easier passage through both the

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  • The asylum seeker political game

    The asylum seeker political game

    As we all waited with baited breath for the announcement of Rudd’s new asylum seeker policy on Friday, speculation mounted.  Rumours were rife, especially as the expected 2pm press conference was delayed to 4.30pm.  The asylum seeker and refugee sector waited nervously as Rudd and his contingent appeared before the throng of media along with

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