Current Issue Why do Andrew Bolt and company love to hate the national broadcaster?
The conservative crusade against the ABC
It’s such an ABC discussion to end with a discussion about “Lou Reed”. This, you know, heroin addict and transgressional. So ABC … What about Dvořák? … Or Tchaikovsky? … Well?
—Christopher Pyne, Q&A, ABC1, 28 October 2013
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Current Issue The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
The Tasmanian election
In Tasmanian politics, there is an obsession that the Liberal and Labor parties share: if only the Greens would go away. It’s like some pesky virus from another planet, and not even the most drastic medicine can effect a cure. In 1998 the ALP and the Liberal Party went so far as to collude in altering the state’s constitution in an attempted shut-out of minor parties. The amendmen