After hiding the entire ministry in his basement for the duration of the campaign, the Prime Minister has decided all he needs to run the country is his own fair dinkum attitude, a few baseball caps, and the unconditional backing of a few billionaires.
Federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon and Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk both said the Indian billionaire industrialist and chairman of the Ahmedabad-based multinational was a “true Australian hero”.
Democracy was the real winner.
Meanwhile the only half-decent candidate, Tanya Plibersek, has withdrawn from the contest because the patriarchy is patently fucked.
Nation’s media offers shocking endorsement of the status quo.
I’m, like, the smartest non-Asian in year 11.
Looks like progressive Australians will have to stay here and fight this shoey of a government.
Morrison credits quiet Australian Rupert Murdoch for miracle of concentrated wealth, power, and influence.
But then they realised that would remind everyone of the Iraq War and Children Overboard, so they let him live.
We must offer hope to those hurting in the wake of Saturday’s infuriating result. Alienating the masses and tearing each other apart will get us nowhere.
It may be tempting to draw reactionary lessons from this calamity. These are the lessons of establishment journos and smug politics, and they are lessons we can ill-afford in an age of climate emergency.
From climate crimes to crimes against humanity, from coddling white supremacists to closing Indigenous communities, from attacks on public broadcasters to assaults on media diversity, from cutting funding to schools, hospitals, penalty rates, pensions and community organisations to cutting arms deals with terrorists, from prosecuting whistleblowers to protecting the banks, from its war on civil liberties to its war on the poor, from Islamophobia to homophobia, from rigging the tax system to ruining the NBN, from naked corruption to never-ending corporatism, the fight against extremism compels Australians to give the Coalition an electoral flogging of painful proportions.
A frank assessment of Hawke’s role in tipping the scales in favour of capital is fair enough. Ignoring his many progressive policies is not.
What they really deserve is prosecution for climate crimes.
A mining magnate who steals his party name from the 1930s, takes his slogan from a reality TV President, and rips his advertising budget from 800 of his own workers, can do so with reckless abandon because “there’s no limits”. We must change the system which feeds him.
Rupert Murdoch has been poisoning our democracy for decades. It’s time for a united front to offer an antidote.
Much has been written about the spread of the Murdoch empire’s “cancer on democracy”. What started as a localised malignancy close to a century ago has metastasised and now threatens all the vital organs of democracy in the US, UK, and Australia. Much less has been written about the treatment options for this ravaging sickness. Parts two and three of this series try to redress the balance, starting with framing Rupert Murdoch as the true enemy of the people.
Dissident News Corp voices are making out like their papers have recently fallen from once great heights of fair and balanced reporting. Tell that to James Scullin, Billie McMahon, Gough Whitlam, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull.
The familiar awfulness of Australian politics is clearly a curse but the familiarity of the revue itself is a mixed blessing.
Powerful theatre which gives a truer account of our past than much of Australian history.
Spectacular entertainment for lovers of the Disney film.
A beautiful brew of intelligent writing, stimulating critique, and compelling crime drama.
Glorious entertainment which honours international struggles for justice.
Entertaining and playful with moments of exquisite beauty, Three Acts captures the spirit of This American Life.
Powerful performances portray the immense human costs of capitalism.
A fascinating depiction of how human beings try to absolve themselves of wicked deeds.
A diverse, thoughtful and amusing take on freedom under late capitalism.