Morrison’s love of Murdoch has left ABC in the dust

Scott Morrison has shown an aversion to appearing in ABC interviews, preferring to be represented by the right-wing mainstream media, writes Jeremy Epstein. PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison surprised the fine folks over at the national broadcaster recently by turning down their invitation for a pre-election debate with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese, instead choosing to have … Read more

Independents could usher in new democratic era, starting with Wentworth

Polls are showing a triumph within reach for Allegra Spender as the popularity of Independent candidates continues to grow, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. THE PEN has dropped that Australian politics is NY a process of rapid evolution. A dramatic shift in voter sentiment has seen a third of Australians say they will vote for Independents, … Read more

FIN is the real deal in fight for anti-corruption commission

While many parties, Labor included, promise a Federal ICAC, FIN is the only party truly committed to eradicating government corruption, writes Ross Jones. THE POLITICAL PARTY Federal ICAC Now (FIN) had its inception in the pages of Independent THEaustralia on 12 May 2020. Two years later, in May 2022, the Party is contesting above the … Read more

Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be sworn immediately if Labor wins Federal Election to attend Quad meeting

Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be the only two Labor members sworn in as quick as possible if the Opposition were to win the Federal Election on Saturday. Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be sworn in immediately as the Prime Minister of Australia and Foreign Minister if Labor is able to win government … Read more

David Donovan interview on Morrison’s Pentecostal politics

ITHE founder and publisher David Donovan had much to say when asked by Tuesday Drive‘s David Barr about the lack of secularism in Australian politics. With much discussion recently about the Seven Mountains Mandate and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate’s appointment of a “spiritual advisor”, the Pentecostal Church has crept its way into our governments … Read more

Scott Morrison promises change as he continues to bulldoze us

Scott Morrison has promised change if re-elected, but it’s an empty promise after bulldozing Australia to ruin over the last three years, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson. SEVEN DAYS before an election seems on the face of it a peculiar time to announce you’re going to change your personality, but that’s what Prime Minister Scott Morrison … Read more

Federal ICAC must investigate Timor-Leste spying scandal

Law reform and investigations into cases such as the Timor-Leste spy scandal are long overdue, writes Hannah Thomas. IF THE 96% of people who want a federal ICAC with teeth get their way after the Election, it’s difficult to imagine an institution with a bigger backlog of work from its very inception. From sports rorts … Read more

Mad ‘Bulldozer’ Morrison ─ can he fix it? No, he can’t

Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so lacking in insight, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says? Because nothing he says – or so close to nothing as to make no difference – can ever really be believed, or taken at face value. On Saturday, in MP … Read more

Somehow, immigration made us older in 2019

In 2019, Australia had the oldest age structure of net migration on record. Rather than immigration slowing the rate of population aging as it has for most of our history, in 2019, the rate was accelerated. But how could that happen? In 2019, the number of people arriving on visitor visas and staying on for … Read more

Media framing of wage rises shows deep ideological bias

The news media’s framing of debates about wage rises reveals subtle yet powerful class bias is alive and well in the mainstream media. When Labor’s support for wage rises is seen as “controversial”, while Liberals’ opposition to wage rises is viewed as “natural”, it shows that there is no such thing as a view from … Read more