In the long history of blatantly protectionist decisions on the media, the Howards Government's decision on digital broadcasting takes the prize.
No less a green haven than Canada has dealt the Dutch-based environmentalist group Greenpeace a massive blow to its credibility and fundraising effots by denying it the charitable status it had sought for a decade.
In this year's Budget, the Commonwealth Government announced the introduction of 'Lifetime Health Cover'. Like the 30 per cent rebate scheme, it is aimed at slowing or reversing the decline in private health insurance.
Despite its many successes at home and abroad...the Australian film and television production industry is immensely paranoid about changes to quotas for Australian television content.
All the great and good told us that the national gun laws were a great idea. Just like the Republic. But what are the facts?
Whether we like it or not, we've already got it!
Western societies are not 'layer cakes' where the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. They are more like roller-coasters: people go up and down.
Bruce Heady and Ruud Muffels on social and economic mobility, the media and the forestry debate, the effectiveness of national gun laws, TV quotas, radioactive waste, health insurance, book reviews and much more....
In the last few decades, Aborigines have won freedoms long denied to them. The paternal hands of church and state have largely been removed from their lives. They now have to build a new life out of the ruins of dispossession, and with the full...