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.
Treasurer Wayne Swan has used comments by former prime minister John Horward to defend the economy's global standing.
Greens and the ALP are in freefall, arguing over who gets the emergency parachute.
NSW State of Origin hooker Robbie Farah says people who use social networking sites as a forum to launch abuse need to be held accountable for their actions.
Rudd is once again making hardly-muffled noises. He believes he is close to having the numbers to topple Gillard. He hasn’t... not yet.
Political leaders have sent their condolences to the family of Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the death of her father.
We offer Ms Gillard our sincere condolences on the death of her father. It is an awful time for anyone when suffering the loss of a parent. Ours is not a contract of hate... it never has been. We want to debate political issues with which we disagree. This will be a very sad period for Julia and we feel for her and ask our followers to show respect in this period of mourning in the Gillard family as we have no ability to moderate all comments.