the view from billinudgel

South African farmers: we will decide

Australia, refugees and the politics of fear

Manus Island tourism

Is the former detention centre site a tropical paradise or hell on earth?

The Commonwealth Games: inspired integration

The level of inclusion on the Gold Coast has been a breakthrough

It’s just not cricket

Sledging is unlikely to improve, on the field or in politics

Don’t bank on it

The banking royal commission is unlikely to lead to lasting reform

Unholy trinity suffers a setback

The sacking of Roman Quaedvlieg is only a minor impediment to Dutton’s plan

The PM faces failing his own Newspoll test

What next if Malcolm Turnbull loses 30 successive polls?

Pokies industry wins in Tasmania

Gaming is the next corporate interest to govern in the state

Labor has the most to lose in the Batman by-election

Ged Kearney might be the right candidate in the wrong battle

Oh the hypocrisy

Last week abounds in examples of double standards