Category Archives: Government

Video: Big coal’s network of influence over the coalition government

By Ugly

When Greenpeace, with the assistance of journalist Michael West, took on the ground breaking task of investigating the reasons why the fossil fuel industry has so much influence over politicians, using them to further its own interests in Australia, what was found proved to be revealing. Continue reading Video: Big coal’s network of influence over the coalition government

Build unity to get rid of the Coalition

By Jim Hayes

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for Labor winning the federal election next year. The alternative of an ongoing Coalition government would be a disaster in many ways. More so, when it is hell bent on transforming the Australian political landscape into an ugly expression of entrenched inequality, exploitation and repression, which is far worse than anything experienced before. Continue reading Build unity to get rid of the Coalition

Australia no longer trusts what passes for democracy here

By Joe Montero

The Museum of Australian Democracy and the Institute for Governance and Policy analysis at the University of Canberra have just released their findings from joint research. It tells us what everybody knows already, that Australia does not trust politicians and the existing political institutions. Continue reading Australia no longer trusts what passes for democracy here