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Energy Minister doesn't expect Saudi attacks to impact Aus. oil prices

0 Days ago Politics Source: Abc.net.au

Angus Taylor downplayed the risk to Australian oil reserves in the aftermath of the drone attack on the world's largest oil refinery. read more

Intelligence agencies pinned parliament hack on Beijing: report

0 Days ago Politics Source: Smh.com.au

Intelligence agencies found the Chinese government was responsible for a "sophisticated" hack attack on MPs' emails and networks of political parties, Reuters has reported. read more

Australian media has an asylum seeker problem

0 Days ago Politics Source: Crikey.com.au

Traditional media has been out of step with its audience on this issue since Tampa — and the government knows it. The post Australian media has an asylum seeker problem appeared first on Crikey. Read more on the blog... read more

Fire and drought on the New England

0 Days ago Politics Source: Feedproxy.google.com

It’s very dry in Armidale. Sitting outside at the back table I look across an expanse of dead grass stretching to Queen Elizabeth Drive, the main drag to the University. Fortunately, it’s been close mowed. Otherwise I would be worried about fire... read more

Monday Message Board

1 Day ago Politics Source: Johnquiggin.com

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please. If you would like to receive my (hopefully) regular email news, please sign up... read more

Is it the social scientists job (or anyone else’s) to make models of reality? (Hint: no).

1 Day ago Politics Source: Clubtroppo.com.au

There is still, I think, not enough recognition by teachers of the fact that the desire to think – which is fundamentally a moral problem – must be induced before the power is developed. Most people, whether men or women, … Continue reading → read more

Extinction Rebellion activists: The climate crisis is an ‘extraordinary emergency’ that warrants breaking the law

1 Day ago Politics Source: Greenleft.org.au

Extinction Rebellion climate action civil rights Paul Gregoire Issue  1238 Australia anti-protest laws Queensland Adani coalmine September 15, 2019 The science has long been in on the climate emergency, yet despite this governments have... read more

NSW police forced to apologise after strip searching activists

1 Day ago Politics Source: Greenleft.org.au

police Kerry Smith Issue  1238 Australia strip searches New South Wales Sydney September 15, 2019 The Commander of the Inner West Police Area Command apologised to Socialist Alliance members Rachel Evans and Susan Price on September 11 for... read more