It’s a scary time to be Muslim in Australia.
This is not a budget for Australia, it’s a budget for shredding the security of the most vulnerable.
Last year, the Liberal and National Party coalition won government from Labor with a pledge to “stop the boats.” While the boats appear to still be coming, the LNP have instead stopped the news.
The ABC asks the hard questions that make Australia a more reflective, informed and engaged society – not an unreflectively cheerleading one.
With Abbott focusing on merit and openly critical of affirmative action and creating opportunities for underrepresented groups, the tide is shifting once again against people with disability.
Far right parties aren’t going to become major parties any time soon, or, but that they could have any influence at all is a terrifying prospect.
Australia shares a possible future with Greece in the steady cuts to public services, in the continual diminishing of our expectations for government to foster the conditions that promote a good life for its people.
Australian politics is thus more volatile than an AFL team’s night out drinking.
Last week in Australia, Julia Gillard became the first female Prime Minister in the country’s history.
With an Australian Federal election coming up later this year, the truthiness of Abbott and his party will be of ever-greater importance.