Category Articles - Regulars
NATION: All you need is talk ...
NATION: A hole in the heart ...
NATION: the Bill Shorten Show Trial. Hewson on the rise of Isis
Gay Marriage Will Ruin Childhoods: Nikolic
NATION: The dreadful, dreadful Abyss
NATION: Captain Abbott flags full steam astern ...
NATION: Abbott trashes the Rule of Law. Housing bubble. Q&A ...
NATION: A record-breaking tally of red cards. Abbott at odds with the Pope ...
MONA Proposes Giant Yoni For Kunanyi
NATION: Facing mutiny ... Abbott goes on the attack
NATION: Hairy-chested, Tough Guy stuff ...
NATION: Abbott's boatload of accountability
International Museum Day ... and TMAG was CLOSED!
NATION: Hockey's incredible Budget Back-Flip
NATION: Where there's smoke there's Joe (and Tony)
NATION: Balls of steel and feet of clay
NATION: ANZAC makes week a long climb in politics
Wildlife To Be Hit Hard In Tas Budget
An ANZAC reflection ...
NATION: Surplus to requirements ...
Lost wolves in sheep's clothing ...
NATION: Taxing times for Senate sub-commitee
An Aldi Easter ...
NATION: Morrison's bogus call for a coalition of ideas
Stop flip-flopping Abbott and help all women
Julie Bishop gets her message out
NATION: The Energiser-Bunny ...
NATION, STATE: National conversation called by those who are deaf to all form of entreaty
Endangered Species Makes Last Stand At Bellerive
IGR: An alarming piece of sloppy propaganda
The Intergenerational Report and Triggs' TFC: What it says about us. Thursday: Living to 100
Brandis must resign
NATION: A dark new chapter ...
NATION: National security ...
NATION: Unfunded empathy. The Gillian Triggs offer ...
Joe Hockey calls for a conversation ...
Glenorchy: A place in the Guinness Book of World Records
Abbott: the slathering junkyard dog ...
Tony Abbott snatched a victory of sorts ...
LNP spills Abbott's guts
Abbott dealt out of the game
Tony Abbott is 'a very good captain ...'
Abbott at the Press Club: A tin-pot General of open-market ideology ...
A nervous 24 hours ...
Abbott, Credlin, Murdoch ...
Hicks, Brandis, Guantanomo ... and fear
NATION: Manus; We must act ...
NATION: Caught like a bunny in a spotlight
Razer: Je ne suis pas Charlie ... Urban Wronski ...
Spinners who would sell their own grandmothers ...
Doctors versus Liberals (2)
NATION: Satirists' rallying cry is being made by Tony Abbott, a caricaturist's dream
Abbott's secret trip to Iraq
Stand up ... before our capacity to do so is stolen from us ...
After the Charlie Hebdo attack, we must resist the clash-of-civilisations narrative
NATION: Tony Abbott's Reshuffle ...
'Old Chook' Retirement solution
I could go to jail for this next month
Poor Jan really cops it ...
The Hon Eric needs an Electorate Officer. Send, Send, Send to meet your obligation ...
Ten Days ... what is going on?
Winter Rats Festivals Draw Weird Acclaim
Tas film industry taking off
Who is picking up the tab for the Myer redevelopment?
Barry O'Farrell To Guest Star At Dark Mofo
Stable Vision Takes Shape
The Bradbury Effect (or Why the Liberals Can't Win in 2014) Part 2
Sorell Council redundancies ...?
Biker Gangs Battle In SoHo
Giddings' Green Clean Dumps Antony
Abbott: Think Of Me When You Smell Incompetence
Bad Taste: Food Festival on the Ropes
Show, and tell ...
Halloween Terror Grips Lindisfarne
Whereas the others have actually made a transition, Tasmania has been a relative failure ...
Hobart Indies Embrace Palmer
What is going on at Greens Point, Cygnet?
No man is an island ... except in Tasmania
Abbott Takes Command Of Lodge Renovation
Bowen Determined To Undermine Himself
“And the ice will refreeze”
Denison: “I'm Not Trying Too Hard.”
Abbott the boatie
Learning nothing and forgetting everything ... the Liberals crash into reality again
Abetz Claims Clear Lead
There is only one conclusion ...
Together We Can
Farewell Dear Friends
Rudd: Australia Is At War
Now the Police are farmers as they 'harvest' the highways
Fred Fridley Finds Freedom Chapter 3
Michael Polley's whale of a time ... ? Skywhale upsets Ald Waddle
Fred Fridley Finds Freedom Chapter 2
Guns and Solar
Fred Fridley Finds Freedom Chapter 1
Fred Fridley Finds Freedom
The first duty of every government: namely, to preserve the nation’s finances
We sentence you to Ten Days on the Island
Stock, standard licious
The Bradbury Effect (or why the Liberals can’t win in 2014)
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are
Fox Eradication Just The Beginning
The all-powerful Paul Harriss
The Angry Summer
UTAS Launches JAPS Research
Mercury Contamination Scandal Widens
Tony’s god dam(n) madness
Slade Runs For Pope
Over The Clifford
The New Normal
The three-day Mercury ... ?
And Ta Ann will hang around. Paul Harriss knew that ...
Bio-morph – experiments in simultaneous biography No. 8: Bryan greEno
The Naked Emperors (2)
The Australian defies the evidence on the climate again
The Dinosaurs of the TCCI
Super Trawler plans sunk!
Gunns Ltd ... the worst disaster!
Coalition Working Group to Grow Tasmania. What Tony told the faithful. What HAG saw. YouTube
The Naked Emperors
'Next month' ... and 'APRIL' ...
Alderman Sue Hickey to stand for the Senate ??? Senator Bushby's response
We don't need saving from our media. Be careful what you wish for
The anti- depressant/placebo smackdown
Gunns Ltd: A pig without lipstick ...
Running hot and cold
Who exactly has the frontal lobe damage?
Travels around Tasmania with some latte sippers - the sequel
An over-abundance of hyperbole ...
A child protection system under serious stress
Notes for a kind taxpayer
MARGOT'S BACK: Forensic coverage of the HCC resumes ...
Back in Brit: Did this bloke save Nicola Hodgman?
Back in Brit ...
Window to Togatus (8): A Chat with the Director of The Hunter
Slash and burn in Tasmanian Polytechnic?
Into the Abyss. IGA secret agenda, says TFGA
Window to Togatus (7): Go Forth Wharfie, Punch Someone
Bio-morph – experiments in simultaneous biography No. 7: David (O’)Byrne
Will Lara be drowned in The Spill? Michael Field warns of disunity
Rotten, stinking and crawling with maggots
Gunns posts $355m loss
Better get a lawyer, son. Permits. Code Green strike. Forestry incorrect
Window to Togatus (7): Hannah's Devine response
Window to Togatus (6): Beautiful Lies
Window to Togatus (6): Nancy v. Warnie
Window to Togatus (5): My Q&A night with Lara and Tony ...
Lara: Like a spoiled rich teenager with a spending problem ...
You've got to be joking
Window to Togatus (4)
The buck stops here – Part Two: The Chronicles of Despair
Tasmania: 20 years behind, even Queensland.
Window to Togatus (3)
Contract signed to turn forests into pellets: Is this true?
Not the GFC: 12 years of Labor neglect, Stupid
THE BUDGET: Ignore the rhetoric ... is Giddings up to it?
Window to Togatus (2)
The buck stops here
TT Line - Tasmania's Own Titanic
TT Line and the footy bill ...
Window to Togatus
Colony 47: It's all in the name
Government Set Top Box program to be expanded in Tasmania
Bio-Morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Lin Thorp
The Budget: What's in it for mental health ...
Gunns last days...?
LegCo - why an informal vote should be legal
Scaremongering by police association unfounded
Media release - stage two of the NBN welcomed ...
Misguided enthusiasm at The Ex
Mr Gordon: Set the record straight
Bio-Morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Mr Aird
Euthanasia: Do we really want this?
Premier Lara: Let them eat Cake
A depressing Australian Story
Why don't the Libs like this vid ... ?
Islamists waiting in the Arab streets
An Aus/Tassie conundrum ... or just plain stupidity?
Brighton: Echoes of the Franklin, says Brown. Independent review? Emergency listing.
Bio-Morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Kerry O'Brien
Dear Minister for Mental Health
The Coming Dark Ages (or how Labor turned paradise into a parasite)
TasRail teeters 'on the brink' ... confirming TT's Jarvis Cocker ...
Off the rails ...
For a few dollars more ...
The Travelling 'Roo-oil Salesman
Bio-Morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Paul Hogan
Is the Strengths Perspectives to blame?
Commonwealth Games and journalistic scum
Bio-morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Doug Parkinson
Major parties (still) failing on the environment
Growing up is certainly hard to do with many lessons for the immature
Forests: Jarvis reveals the deal
Is Abbott right to end Marine Protected Areas
Rudd the Lonesome Dud
Once were universities - Once were scholars
Australia’s soccer World Cup Bid Rankings
Another one gone
World First: Cross-benchers discovered in Tasmania
Mill: Gunns is stuffed
Voters hammer Rudd for dumping ETS
Bio-morph – experiments in simultaneous biography: Brett Whiteley
Strategic review.... or yet another downgrade?
Thank you Ken. But how much is it costing us?
Lara to replace Dick ... ?
Brooksy ... maaaaaaaaaaate!
I'm tired of seeing his mug in the paper every day
All set for the next EMRS poll ...
Bartlett's vision: Burn baby burn
Slipping up again
Poll: Pretty boys, religious weirdos, and ... who cares?
Here's the award, Mercury
Hot rocks a cool idea?
Tiptoeing through the trees
David Bartlett: Tell us the truth
The Writer's Wrath
No Carbon cut makes a nonsense of Abbott's approach to a safe climate
The leak is the beginning of the story ...
The feral right is salivating already
Tasmania: The Fairer Isle?
Tasmania's BBB Rating
They said it ...
The Australian in denial
Tony Abbott’s new old Liberal Party, whither do they wish us to go?
A National Cultural Commozssariat
Tell us it aint true, Mercury
Report from the end of the Stupidocene ... and the new Copenhagen Diagnosis
HCC: A very taxing evening
Lisa eyes Duncan's seat
Mawson Place 14.11.09: Set in Concrete
Reports from the end of the Stupidocene 15NOV09
Councillors at Work
Reports from the end of the Stupidocene 2nd November 2009 [5 weeks to Copenhagen]
A potential pot of gold
phill Parsons reports from the end of the Stupidocene 23OCT09
Meander Valley Council Candidate phill Parsons Supports Commitment to a New Planning Scheme
Welcome to the climate of the middle Miocene
RETENTION: What happened in 2005?
The Parsons Climate Report: Danger, Climate Destruction Ahead, Reduce CO2 Emissions Now
Some questions for Mr Aird
The painful tyranny of time
The Parsons Climate Report
Robert's interesting background
How to get elected
The Parsons Climate Report
SCOOP – secret minutes of Gunns’ board meeting
Reflections on Tasmania - the sad state
The Parsons Climate Report
Forestry Tasmania: further definitive analysis ...
Forestry, Hydro: Someone's trying to pull the wool over our eyes ... but wait, there's more
Forestry profit: Even the ABC fell for it ...
Faults of the old parties
The Parsons Climate Report
Australian story ...
Lovers of quality journalism ...
Mirror, Mirror ...
It's spun as 'child-centred education'
The Parsons Report
Parsons Report 01August09
Well, he would say that, wouldn't he ...
Parsons' report: Rich trawling at the end of the week
Questions over the curious case of the Education Foundation
Dead can vote on merger
PM Kevin Rudd told nuclear is best hope by Rio Tinto
Credit Unions and the Profits of Doom
Mill: The Pipeline starts...?
The Parsons Report
Goodwin to dodge debate?
More in sorrow than anger: Nostradamus and the Three (plus 1) wise monkeys
Trouble a t'college?
Keeping it in the Family?
The stench of decay is everywhere
The Chasers War on Sentimentality
The Parsons Report
C E Chipping Reports
Hawks... the claimed benefits ...
The Parsons Report (4)
The quality of pollie is not strained
Climate: The Parsons Report
The Parsons report (3)
The Parsons Report (2)
But she doesn't exist anymore ...
Obama Mia!: Nuzzling David Bartlett
The Parsons Report
A raving whacko, cum sex symbol ...
Told you so!
Freedom of speech at risk?
The perfect storm...
Politics, Police and the Mall
Tasmania's very own Royal Family
Tough at the top (1): His and hers
Lennon set to return
CE Chipping reports ...
What you can do ...
New World in the Morning?
Election Night in Queensland
Get set for Heritage cuts
Friends, Romans and... er; my fellow Tasmanians
CE Chipping reports ...
AFL: Give me back my $4,500 in Stamp Duty, Airdy
Fires: The Debate
Restoring faith in human nature - via a trip down memory lane
Gunns' half-year result
Jarvis wishes to be persuaded ...
Years of sea change
Governor's step-daughter for Denison
Our fate is not always in our own hands: a morality tale
The Government Meets the People
Wooden Boat Festival 2009
A husk of Labor principles
Greens climate dilemma
Gunns: she'll be right ...
Real action is the only hope for our planet
Labor loses backing on emissions
Fourteen months but who's counting? I am!
Great promotion Michelle. Gunns wines?
Nostradamus: sincere and moving
Tasmania 2009 -- Plus ça change... plus c'est la même chose?
Green cloak over Labor's coal-black heart
We are individuals
Hawks: Well, she would, wouldn't she?
Dickens stuffed it in Oliver Twist
Clever politics, diabolical end
Arrest them all Captain Watson
Climate Change - More New Problems
PIRATES, POMPEY & PRAGMATISM - Or HOSTIS HUMANI GENERIS
Winds, hail and rain
Tasmania, you're standing in it!
Have we got rights for you
Tasmania, situation normal
Wee Davey: Log, baby, log
The sad and sorry state of the South Island
Why is it important to give all primary products a carbon value?
The massive breakdown in public trust
Flying pancakes and other phenomena
Are you being served?
Nostradamus - Waiting for the other foot to fall.
TMAG - Embrace the Past and the Future
Airdy's lovely din dins
Climate Policy, Greenhouse and Governance Disconnections
One hundred days, but who's counting?
You could have fooled me
Do we need a Bill of Rights?
Governments Dysfunctional in Time of Need
Gunns: why things are grim
Moving on from talking the talk
A very unusual week in Tasmania
The misuse of power
In thrall of the machines
Life on Mars
Sea Star thanks the HCC
Political crisis driven by climate instability
Mammon v culture
Bartlett’s new climate changes less day by day
HCC: the aldermen sit back ...
No to bizarre sculptures and travel jollies
Rating the leaders
State growth fears
HCC: Party to a holey mess
HCC: Hands up for a trip
HCC: A nice little side trip
The talentless rump
Six weeks, but hey, who's counting
Arrogant AFL pricks!
A very exciting political future ...
Still Yes Minister in Hobart
A Scottsdale Fairytale
Investment analyst or pokies player?
An open letter to the Premier, the Hon. David Bartlett
Rates and rorts
Marti in Chicago
HCC: Gosford hasn't got the same pulling power...
Riding the roads and rails
Mayor defends trip to France
Summer in Europe
An unhealthy role
Train lines in the sand
A fractured state, within the state
Life: A Day at the Magistrates Court
Where to from here?
The day after tomorrow
HCC: All front
Bombshell: Mr 17 per cent and Federal Labor
Rudd breaks the wrong promises
C'mon boy, do it!
2020 Tokens, Tracks and Tossers
The unrelenting assault
Wish it'd rain!
HCC: pay pals
Don't you worry about that, Mr Parkinson
Hydro hard times
Hobart City Council vs The Walking Frame
HCC: Foreshore for sure, hoons and histrionics
Gunns and subsidies ... but wait there's more
Young drivers today
Guy Nicholson: Honourable and unbending
HCC: Those battery hens
The Premier and climate change
Mill: project on hold ...
HCC: ANZ and the mill
Garnaut: my submission
The Deckchair Shuffle
Pots ‘n’ kettles talking colour
As others see us ...
Capitalism – the root cause of global warming
Carbon trading is coming
Boarding house gets court OK
HCC: Personal touch
HCC : The Shed
Failing to meet the Menzies model
HCC: Signs of the times
Lennon, exit Stage Right
Hobart City Council and Your View
Out of the frying pan
HCC: The new-look council
HCC: Wish list
Are tax cuts the only choice
The new high tide line
Dumb and duller?
Don't hoax us
Voters: a poll
The ancient tribal HCC
HCC ... and Family
Say sorry and become a human
Meeting more people
Who's up for Deputy?
Lord Mayor: the personalities
HCC: Questions for candidates
Meeting the people
PM to sign Kyoto!
Some questions for new candidates
Garrett: hypocrisy alive and well
Mill: the national issue
HCC: The candidates
The most appalling charade we have ever seen
There oughta be a law
Go with the floe towards Malthusian catastrophe
Stihl the one!
HCC ... behaviour
HCC: Anti-social behaviour ...
Boiled by oil and not a drop to drink
Robbing the future
Wedges or chips
HCC: the Briscoe trajectory
More good news on the benefits of climate destabilization
An issue heats up
Failure requires no preparation
A Tasmanian revenant
HCC: Payments for Aldermen
The real question
I'm so angry I could spit
Who will swindle whom?
Turn your back
It beggars belief
Star St: why
Star St: Appeal!
The Mawson dilemma
Socrates recommends a re-examination
Time to move forward
Why delay matters
Star St: Appeal dismissed
Marieville to Sandy Bay Rd
On using all the tools
The Philistine (2)
Goodbye Simon Bevilacqua
The Menzies era and the Delphic Oracle
Paying teachers for performing what?
The Menzies era
A form of denial
To support justice
It's about David Hicks
A draught please
Terrorists of Tasmanistan
Orange Friday No. 4
One question for the aldermen
Debunking a sceptic
More Oranges, please
Pulp mill paranoia
Kons reveals USA A-G invite
This is worse
The dust settles
The costs of global heating
The new Chairman
Beautiful and political
The art of navigation
Confusion follows clarity
Coalition of the Villains
Questions for the council
Beyond a king
They don't get it
Boys' town! Where are you Lord Mayor?
Is HCC a Gentleman's Club?
Paint it black
Who gets the Chair?
The blame game
Moving times in BP
HCC: the ceiling didn't fall in
Climate change denial
Empty chair: still empty!
Voters' Block against the Mill
The Empty Chair: Hobart City Council
Gimme Shelter ...
The real conspiracy
Pissing Away The Good Times
Sceptic blackened by Greens
Greed above need
A very Merry Christmas council
Could fascism arise in Tasmania?
You reap what you sow
Dear David Llewellyn
Point of Interest
North Hobart: the burning question ...
Scoop: Staggering times at The Walkleys
The growing contempt for politicians
Paper mill: Bring back Lara!
Oh Kenny, pleeeeease
HCC: Decisions, decisions ...
Bolted on to denial
The poets' paradise
Missing the boat
The Ex gets a makeover: Hello Illawarra Mercury
The social event of the year
Toe the line or you don't work in Tasmania
I smell a rat
My hero Terry
The Queensland poll
Smoke gets in your eyes
Hawthorn: what Lennon signs away
Pulp mill: distracted by Greeny
Lebanon as an orographical expression or perhaps an arboricultural one
The stem cell debate
So, that's how ...
Biofuel babble (2)
Timber plantations to the rescue
Mr West turns in his grave
Stage 2 for Ralphs Bay
Howard, Indonesia, Papua
The slow train
CFMEU v CFMEU
Solar water heating v nuclear
The windfarm threat
Hag comes to the Premier's aid
Dazza and Dazzler
Is this true?
Closer to catastrophe
Flanagan: The truth about spin
Big Brother's dilemma
Jane's lazy foreign life
Drive 'em around the twist
V/AFL one-club 200-gamers!
What happens next
The black and white issue
The pollen of an electoral spring
Taz-mania: the review
A history of Australia
A doomsday scenario
Sucking up expensive piss
Heads in the sand
What I fear, hope for, in 2006
A big year
HAG-lets: A yachtie's jibe
Heat and noise
The scalpers' Fall
An end to onanism
A bit of goss from the old Hag
The conscience vote
Hag: Soothsayer (2)
Hag: Soothsayer (1)
Playing with globalised balls
The Cassy coup
The Grand Coalition
A right Royal coincidence
Well said Harry
Lisbon from the ashes
The Road to Serfdom
Betfair: done deal!
Climate of fear
Beersheba's great race
We'll be very, very sorry
Paul's Great White Elephant Park
Teaching ... a primer
Troubled Spirit and The Truth
The Freedom Fighters
Trafalgar ... 2005
Enough of this democracy
Bikie speed and skunkweed
Why Rene supports Howard's IR way
Reading, Riting and Rithmetic
Mr Green, log trucks, pulp mills
I was an influenza zombie
The climate crisis
Come and join us
Paul and the Gov
The runaway train
The myth of bad minority government
The Picasso in all of us
Ms Wriedt's mushrooms
Bitch back, bites!
An unhealthy obsession
The makeover of cuddly Paul
Hypocrisy and the politics of fear
Bring it on. Please!
Water, water ... nowhere
The stench of '89
The Thinking Reed
SPOT 3 moves to Hobart
The values love-in
The Howard denial
Happy as a pauper in Paradise
Four things John Howard wants you to believe ... and why you shouldn't
Time warp of denial
The contradictions of Jihad
The sound of Hillsong
London 7/7 ... why?
Gunns writ large
A complete Tasmania experience
Whales and hypocrisy
Movement at the station
Where the buck stops
No rescue for David Hicks
For Sale: the Fifth Estate
Monty Python and the holey rail
Going to water
The Big Picture
The Precautionary Principle
The trouble with unions
Time for an ABC review
Curiouser and curiouser (2)
It's not over
Rodney breaks cover
The exclusion zone
Tea drinkers asleep at the wheel
The bipartisan stone wall
Ripping off the goods of nature
Not the prisoners' fault
Sorry Brett ...
Little Johnny, Big Chris
Nice piece of sycophancy
Not proud to be Australian
Rene goes Poll dancing
Getting off the gas
Told you so
Streams of darkness
In the mourning
Once Upon A Time
The Public Sphere: A Primer
Sow the wind...
It's the Constitution, Stupid!
Hag, Paul and RBTs
The Bitch list
Company for Ken
People and glass bottles
Why am I not invited?
Banishing your Inner Brit
The Devil Disease: control-freak political management
Why do we eat what we eat?
Droooool ... kill me now!
Mont, Kenny? And The Examiner eulogy
Mary's amazing news
Divine dining in Hobart? No.