Opinion Pieces

Dutton’s Airport ID Checks Are Ripe for Abuse and Take Us Closer to a Police State
9 October 2018
“Your papers please!” It’s a phrase associated with workings of a police state.
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Our Future Submarine Project Is Too Little, Too Late And For Too Much Money
2 October 2018
Two years after the selection of Naval Group as our Future Submarine Project partner, negotiations on a Strategic Partnering Agreement have stalled.
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A French-led Lithium Revolution for Australia
22 May 2018
Australia has historically mined minerals and shipped them offshore to subsequently be turned into product for importing back here as much more expensive product.
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Senate Not Given Enough Information To Properly Vote On Murray-Darling Basin Plan Water Extraction
6 May 2018
This week the Senate will likely vote on whether to allow irrigators to legally extract an extra 605 billion litres of water from the Murray-Darling.
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New National Security Laws Include A Very Disturbing Attempt To Curb Press Freedom
1 February 2018
In August last year The Advertiser published an article on Australia’s Future Frigate Program based on tender documents that had been leaked to one of...
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Freedom From Information In Canberra's Utopia
30 November 2017
There’s an episode in Utopia – the ABC’s cynical satire on the role of government, the public service and spin doctors – that sticks in...
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