Relying on smaller trawlers to catch fish quotas is only favoured by ignorant GetUp and Green gophers. The fact is that by fishing inner areas with small trawlers the bycatch imperils seals, turtles and other species that frequent peripheral coral outcrops.
A resident who lives near Melbourne's Al-Furqan centre, which was raided by counter-terrorism officers, says there's never been any trouble there.
A Liberal MP has accused the government of insulting Australia's fish scientists as debate on the super trawler resumes.
A man accused of collecting documents to facilitate terrorist acts has faced court after a series of police raids in Melbourne's southeast.
Objectivity and Michelle Grattan were always items of unfamiliarity. She is now pushing 70 and on an ALP mission to degrade Abbott (for punching a wall 35 years ago) while at the same time religiously defending Gillard and her farcical recent Press conference “explaining” the Wilson scandal, with terms like, “...that should now be the end of it.”
Chutzpah, hypocrisy and a rhino's hide are the virtues you need to make a mark in our out-of-control federal parliament.
Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan says Tony Abbott has gone silent for the past week because he is having trouble selling his anti carbon tax message.
The Queensland government's decision to increase the rate of royalties on coal puts a further dent in the federal government's mining tax revenue.
The true Minister for Fisheries, Big Bill Ludwig’s little boy Joe Ludwig, has been kept noticeably absent in the Margiris debate. This has the smell of his “live export ban” debacle.
The operators of the controversial super-trawler Abel Tasman are hoping the federal government's legislation to ban the boat will be defeated.
Rudd’s dismantling of Nauru processing was part of his determined tilt at a seat on the UN Security Council.
Not all of the super-trawler is a trawler, according to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
Emotive and visibly horrific, this giant trawler was to replace three other trawlers that were collectively confined to exactly the same quota of fish. Not one extra fish was to be caught. Funny thing is the Greens will get exactly what they didn’t want.
The ALP’s “no advantage” assurance for asylum seekers is about as empty an assurance as our “investment pipeline”.
The rot has set in and the hounds are baying for blood as two prominent QLD unions call for tenders from polling companies to quantify Rudd’s appeal in marginal seats.
Gay News Network, which delights in pics of blokes snogging blokes, is wild with excitement that their gay darling, David Marr, is demonising Abbott.