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.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her father was her inspiration and she will miss him for the rest of her life.
Gillard’s deficient ethics are in play again. Her sympathy for families affected by gambling addiction is nothing but arrant crap. The “trial” is utterly pointless as everyone knows. It will not be the faintest indicator of addicts’ intentions or habits. But the $40million to be gifted to ACT Clubs for the privilege of conducting this “trial” will be well spent, just ask Gillard. You see, the ACT Clubs are the ALP’s biggest donors. Why would that be? Well, ACT Clubs are owned by the Labor Party and the powerful CFMEU. I guess the working man’s interests are still in good hands.
Kevin Rudd has called for a rethink on super-trawler fishing in Australian waters.
A committee to oversee a pokies reform trial in the ACT has been set up.