CONTROVERSIAL /ˌkɒn.trəˈvɜː.ʃəl/ You can probably guess the weaselly use of this word. Controversial and controversy are easy to use weaslishly because they’re so open-ended. Strictly...
No nuclear dump rally ñ Port Augusta, SA
All marchers entered Gladstone Square through the smoking ceremony. The welcome to country was given by Barngala elder, Dave, assisted by his grandson. He expressed...
The necessity of independent media in Australia
Racism, sexism, homophobia, irresponsible anti-science reporting, war mongering, and narrow political discourse are rife in Australian mainstream media, with a dominant Murdoch press that continues...
The systemic failure of child protection services
CONTENT WARNING: Sexual assault, racial victimisation, child abuse, and suicide, involving minors. An investigation conducted by the ABC has found that a staggering number of...
ABC under attack
The ABC’s integrity is being destroyed.
Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe
I want to like it. I like almost everything they do. I was really looking forward to it. I like a bit of it I’m...
ABC cuts need to stop
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been a federal budget target for the Coalition since it first returned to office in 2013. Since that time,...
“Exhausted,” “struggling to cope,” “let down,” “dangerous,” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst...
Robotdebt royal commission announced
Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially called a royal commission into the unlawful debt recovery scheme known as “Robodebt.” The Albanese government has selected...
The fight against public service austerity
No matter how much employers want workers to understand otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boom period for capital. Finance capital, represented most obviously...
Feet on the ground
After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...
Save our ABC!
2022 is the ABC’s 90th anniversary; however, for many, it won’t be one to celebrate. The ABC stated last month – the month of its...
ABC journalists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action as they push for a fair deal from management. Close to 90 per cent...
Creeping encroachment on press freedom
The Labor government has announced that it will hold a national roundtable with media organisations and “key stake holders” to discuss press freedom reform. The...
Queensland police to compile information on socialists, Marxists
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is enlarging and strengthening reporting on individuals with “extremist” views and beliefs as a result of the December 2022 killings...
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) members at the ABC have secured big wins after reaching agreement with management for their new EBA. The deal...
Anyone who wants a pleasant song to sing with children should look up the 2002 They Might Be Giants’ song “Where do they make Balloons?,”...
Fill up the ABC tank!
There is not a lot left in the tank at the our national broadcaster, either financially or morally. Financially, the Albanese government has not reversed...