The Senate passes voting law changes after a marathon all-night sitting.
(The Canberra Times, 19 March 2016)
Fairfax staff in Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle and Wollongong have voted to strike for 24 hours in support of colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne facing substantial job cuts. So no cartoon today!
Polling research by Essential finds public perceptions adjusting to the reality of Malcolm Turnbull PM, “a leader that opens up debates then closes them down; who calls for a contest of ideas then slams his opponents with scare campaigns when they engage; who lacks the will to take on his own party on the issues that had previously defined him”.
(The Canberra Times, 17 March 2016)
A spike in global temperatures in February has lifted warming beyond 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Australia has responded to the climate emergency by proposing to cut back on researchers working on climate monitoring and modelling, and by trying to claim that our emissions have peaked.
(The Canberra Times, 16 March 2016)
(The Canberra Times, 12 March 2016)
‘Oh Lord, give me the strength to change the tone of modern politics… but not just yet’
(The Canberra Times, 9 March 2016)