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We await the actions to back up the fine rhetoric from Malcolm Turnbull.


Malcolm Turnbull and  Bill Shorten have in common that both are bigheads in both senses of the word. And their careers have a lot in common. It is not pretty, but shows what it takes to be leader in politics,


Abbott’s main achievements were stopping the boats and initiating a plebiscite.


The history books will characterise Abbott as the most blunder prone PM of Australia. The most noteworthy achievement which changed the course of events was stopping the boats. And hopefully plebiscites will become a way of letting Australians have their say on contentious issues.

An errata in A cry from the heart from those trampled on by the underground gas mining developments

If you have already read the post 'A cry from the heart from those trampled on by the underground gas mining developments' you may have found the map missing. This was due to the picture not transmitting to some browsers. When this was pointed out the software glitch was corrected and the map, a crucial part of the post, is now in place.

Canning by election - a chance to express concerns about population and immigration


The Sustainable Population Party has endorsed a candidate, Angela Smith, for the Canning by election on 19th September. It is a wide spread electorate and so she needs help, physical and financial, from people outside the electorate and outside the SPP. It is also an opportunity for voters in Canning to express an opinion on high immigration by writing ‘Reduce Immigration’ on the the ballot paper


Australia is fortunate to have the flag it does


Nigel Jackson presents arguments that we should firmly resist calls to change our greatest national symbol


A cry from the heart from those trampled on by the underground gas mining developments

It is easy to dismiss the concerns in communities, such as Hopeland, in the Western Downs, which has the richest soil in Australia, becoming a centre of unconventional gas developments. Hence TIA is publishing an article by Shay Dougall, spokesperson for Hopeland Community Sustainability Group.

Can Australia achieve the ALP aim of 50% reduction in emissions from stationary sources?


50% can only be done by adopting new technologies. Apart from financial incentives, strong persuasion from the top is important. Alas, that is not the current Government, but social and community pressures are building.

The May ALP Conference cleared some electorally harmful clutter and made vague promises.


The conference was the initial policy launch for the next election. Hence the voting on critical issues had to be sewn up before debate on the floor to make certain conference got it right, so that policies were not vulnerable to Coalition attack in the campaign.

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