Category Articles - Opinion
State Governments can’t control the economy. There, I’ve said it ...
Harriss Amendments Threaten FSC
Lost opportunity the real NAPLAN Story
News Corp cuts up rough ...
Why a drover’s dog* will win the next federal election
Triabunna and Government: Victim of cognitive capture by self interested promoters and groups
I sat ... where my ancestor sat, transported for machine-breaking ...
Global rock climbers alarmed at cable car proposal
Tarkine: Another mine struggles ... and greenies blamed
Hobart Baroque and the Tasmanian economy
Forestry Tas: Devoid of commercial purpose
The Mitchell Judgment
Sue Neill-Fraser – fundamental failure of the rule of law
Well sinners ... welcome to the launch ...
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (25)
Mediocrity: The New Normal
Campbell Newman's solar fee ...
Council Spray Policy
Techniques of neutralisation – a framework of prejudice
Hundreds rally to oppose Tasmania’s repressive anti-protest laws
Guy Barnett and The Witch Hunters: Answer these questions, Mr Barnett ...
Tasmania faces a budget emergency
Chip Mill Inquiry: 'A political witch-hunt and waste of public money'. Graeme Wood responds ...
Tasmania has Important Role to Play to Progress Medicinal Cannabis Trials
Answering some questions on Solis
'Mike Kent For Mayor'
NATION: Abbott’s flight of fancy
At Franklin, desecration before deconsecration
Burnoff policies could be damaging habitats for 100 years
Explainer: back burning and fuel reduction
Forestry industry out on a limb
Down Memory Lane
Poor Jan really cops it ...
Sick of this market-driven world? You should be
Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is Powered by a Dream
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (24)
Boosting Humanitarian Efforts in Cambodia
The Vietnam experience
Woodbridge deflated ...
A major task ...
What is a woman?
Investment is the Key to creating jobs
FLIGHT CONTROL: Boeing ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System, Drones & Remote Hijack
The brief life and swift death of Hobart Baroque
NATION: Unemployment hits highest since 2002. Hewson warning. Abetz, Visa fraud ...
Hobart Baroque Festival
Abbott fiddles as the nation burns
Taswater's $1.1 million spend on consultants ... 'Speak up and you're sacked' ...
Social media post 'damaging and unprofessional'
Ripping off hospitals
Logging can 'greatly increase' fire severity for 50 years, researchers say
In politics, keeping one’s word is sacrosanct
Reducing Youth Homelessness
ROCC calls on Cascade Brewery to give 'cable car land' back to the city
How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?
Aiding and Abetzing
Australian government now engaged in psychological torture of its citizens
This is insane
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (23)
Tasmania's newest attraction - a barren pit in the Tarkine
Organ Pipes 'under threat'
O&A (Objections & Answers) Why should Dr Bob Moles be heard by MPs?
WikiLeaks gag order: open justice is threatened by super-injuctions
“Say it Again Tony” (And Again, And Again)
NATION: No job snobs, says Eric. Sending job applications to Senator Abetz ...
Hodgman has questions to answer on FIFO spin doctor
The pervasive power of Rupert Murdoch. The Bullying and Hypocrisy of Andy Coulson
My anger at the instant blaming of the Ukrainian resistance and Russia
The Torquay Ferry Cross the Mersey
Forestry Tasmania's Blueprint for Entitlement ...
Michael Ferguson: Rebuilding Tasmania's Health System
Tassie: Public Servants make up carbon tax shortfall
2012-13 Child Protection Australia Report Highlights Need for Change
When the mayor’s away, a relaxed council plays
Damon painting his last canvas
Righteous pollies come down hard on Jacquie ...
Catastrophic failure of justice system in Sue Neill-Fraser case
Public opinion and democracy
Nothing more than a one-sided comparison of various chunky gifts to the porcelain gods
No ʻBravoʼ ... Australia!
Growing up Queer: Caleb Nichols-Mansell
Asset recycling no dream for Hockey, but efficiency boost likely
Beyond the Craic Down Under
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (21)
Five years on since the US recession ‘officially’ ended in June 2009….
'Science the biggest loser from Tasmanian World Heritage decision'
Charlie's cows: To whom it may concern ...
All Will Be Well: The Radical Optimism of Julian of Norwich
How cannabis compound could slow tumor growth
Rupert’s red top: the rise and fall of Rebekah Brooks
Don't conduct any due diligence ... Just throw money ...
Cribb's dire warning on global food will be ignored at our peril
Just out: Third Audit of Mine Safety Unit, Read for yourself. ABC: A damning report
New poll shows record 72% support for marriage equality
TasWater pays out more than $330,000 for HR Consultants since Oct 2013
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (20)
'Praise for Thorpe coming out'
Hemp's hamstrung potential
Massive loss to Tasmania when the Carbon Tax is repealed
Liberal Cadart stands firm on his grand vision
TAP derides proposed anti-protest laws
Restoring Lake Pedder - a project for Tasmania's future
Women forced into sex industry - Abbott must fund Exit Programs
A Poem in Anger
Cable car: 'Shock at tower heights'. No leak, says Damon Thomas
Hello Jan Davis ... Do you a deal!
The price of power
'One law for one, another law for others'
The Hunter of Franklin
The Truth and Ukraine
A threat to our water, soils, forests, people's health, and food production
Solar: The unfair Economic Regulator
Tony Abbott criticised for "unsettled" Australia remark
Save the Tarkine seeks a Statement of Reasons for decision to approve Mt Lindsay Mine Lease
Organ Pipes 'under threat'
NATION: Innes broadside. Lambie's Abbott 'political psycho' lash. Burnside blast
Bryan Green’s Asbestos Mine
The Broken System
More than 25 years after 'the clever country' little has changed
MSM consistently leaves out the word 'uninterruptible'
Poverty of the progressives
Rolf Harris: Mail and Sun blame Leveson inquiry for his 'secret' arrest
Cable car: Serious questions. Adrian Bold responds ...
The truth of the plundering of our State Forests by vested interests ...
Federal Liberals’ repressive anti-environment vendetta
Free from senseless and uneconomical exploitation that has ravaged them over the past four decades
Phone-hacking trial was officially about crime; but in reality, it was about power
Dark day for democracy but Tasmanians will not be silenced
A phyrric victory for Abbott. The good news for Tasmania
Giddings/White: Time for a new approach to the medicinal use of cannabis
Paul Harriss: We will accept the umpire's decision
Forestry Tasmania Preliminary FSC Assessment: I am outraged!
Foxes: Please check your facts Nick ...
Foxes: I was surprised by the extent of mistakes ...
Peter Greste and Al Jazeera: Death on the Nile
Dear Mark and Eric ...
Rebuked, Rebuffed, Reviled!
Kim Booth: Pressure Builds on Hodgman to Release Myer/Kalis Loan Details
Low returns for Tasmania’s big mining subsidies - Greens
When words are bullets
Call for Federal corruption watchdog
It would signal the end of the ABC and must be strongly opposed ...
Indigenous people appeal to World Heritage Committee
Dark MOFO proves Tasmania can be a Winter Events Mecca
Will Hodgman, Matthew Groom: Tasmania Opens for Ideas
Tell the governments you're mad as Hell, and you're not going to take it any more
Racism, imperialism and sorryspeak (1)
Racism, Imperialism and Sorryspeak (2)
Another perspective on the NDIS
It would be a tragedy if this historic icon of the Franklin village ...
“This isn’t good, we shouldn’t be breathing this.”
Complaint to Salil Shetty on Amnesty's sex work policy
The Last Train ...
Wikileaks reveals Australian government on global deregulation bender
Tasmania’s World Heritage debate needs to look beyond the trees
Lost in translation: Iraq III, Rorts for Oil and the Coalition of the Killing
Support for asylum centre processing centre in Pontville
Mr Nikolic was unable to show the same understanding ...
Country towns: death or deliverance. A visit to Scottsdale ...
New campaign to recruit job-seekers
Who is picking up the tab for the Myer redevelopment?
Abbott left in Obama's wake as US acts on ocean conservation. PLUS: Chaplains
Network announces powerful new Global Paper Vision
A miracle of job creation? It's genius!
A Royal Commission on the Iraq War, not more troops
Another reason to block the Appropriation Bills ...
Tony Abbott's budget quicksand
Australia must not repeat John Howard's sins in Iraq
ISIS, Boko Haram and The Tea Party are just the beginning ...
Evidence for foxes is discredited
Being respectful at work is NOT optional
Bringing up the bodies in Ireland
The Values Ratchet
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (16)
No fracking way, says Swiss professor
Why is there a feral cat on the Tasmanian flag?
The Fall of Jane Holden and why it matters
Thousands protest governments' efforts to log Tasmania’s World Heritage forests
Will Hodgman: Dark Mofo Igniting Hobart's Winter Again
Final preps for Doha departure – release of new World Heritage images and lobby document
Blocking Supply Or Busting the Budget ?
Howard, Bush, Blair should hang their heads in shame ...
Grassroots revolt against Federal Budget
Save the Tarkine launch Tarkine Hero
Is the Abbott Government fascist?
Kim Booth: Shree Minerals Cannot be Trusted
Public Hospitals: Cost up, Services down, Safety poor
A letter to The “Honourable” Christopher Pyne MP Member for Sturt
And more to the point, Jan Davis, where was the protest from the TFGA when this happened?
Where was Carol Brown or any other Federal Labor MP when this funding was ripped from women ...
Have we placed too much faith in our forensic sciences?
The Fearnley dispute: What they told Charlie
GetUp: The fake environment group ...
Tasmania, the island with a shameful past and a hopeful future
Australians unfazed by government spying on other countries
Time capsules with a difference
WATCH: Elizabeth Warren And Thomas Piketty Discuss Nature, Causes Of Economic Inequality
Shree: Tom Ellison right on the (lack of) money ...
Divide & Conquer In Tasmania
Abbott Government wastes World Heritage Committee’s time ...
Broken promises and shameless lies ...
The Fix is in: Families to pay for Forestry through their Electricity Bills
The Greens have called my intention to vote against the Budget a ‘stunt’
Business, government and community sector meet to discuss tackling state’s big problems
Casting the first stone of breaking convention might come to haunt Abbott
An ideological crusade against the poorest and most disadvantaged ...
Open Letter To Eric Hutchinson MP On The Economic Action Strategy Pamphlet
No soft landing with Captain Abbott
Learning from the mistakes of the US prison regime
The Fearnley dispute
Us v Them, Australia vs Asylum Seekers, Slaves vs Everyone Else: Is there a difference?
The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System
Fear ... and Mercury
The Hollow Man
Peace ... v Anzac Day
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (13)
Remote Wilderness Eco-Lodges for the Stranded
AMP Fund drops fossil fuel investments
Tasmanian household income will suffer most from Federal Budget measures
Flawed forestry repeal bill huge risk to forests, industry
Greg Hall and the unspoken Sins of Omission
So, where is it?
Jan Davis: Wisdom prevails in GM case
Respect for Women Please!
Health: Integrity Commission's damning indictment
The future of organic and non GM food in Australia is uncertain ...
End this Nation's Shame
Federal parliamentary leadership code and anti-corruption is off the agenda
Nepotism, even perceived, will haunt Abbott
Equality and community inclusion starts with us
A New Political Sport: The Demonizing of Age
Questions raised over deletion of '300% of secured investment' ...
Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy
Men have a right to prostitutes? Really?
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (12)
The four-letter word which could save the world
Evan Rolley's vineyard
Modern fashion by design-short back and sides in a world of the “undercut”
Vigils in Parliament House Gardens
Tas Queers: Once the most marginalised, now the most considered
Deforestation graphically told ...
Andrew Wilkie: Who is running the RHH? Ferguson. O'Connor
The Great Western Tiers Tasmania - Listed or Logged?
A myopic, selfish and ideologically driven vendetta
Abbott trapped by radical ultra-dry pseudo-Christian social engineering creed ...
Oh ... for a Tassie ICAC ... ?
Residents opposed to cable car question consortium
Joe’s pretty pleased with himself ...
The Quid pro Quo of Political Patronage
Celebrities Join World Heritage Campaign
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (11)
First book on MH370 mystery blames US war games
Adoption green light raises questions about marriage
Premier Hodgman and the GST, a true baptism of fire
A colder, meaner, narrower place ...
Double-Dissolution ... now. The bond of trust is broken
Health: These newest cuts simply worsen an already dire situation
An attack on pensioners, families, students, workers, the disabled and small business
Senate calls for Tasmanian World Heritage cuts withdrawal. World Heritage Committee beseeched ...
Leading the Australian economy to the Abbott-oir
All-powerful Paul Harriss. Mendicant ($45 million) Ta Ann ...
We love freedom, yet our fabulous wealth is created by slavery, genocide, and militarism
Why the Official Explanation of MH370’s Demise Doesn’t Hold Up
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (10)
Elizabeth Kolbert: The Sixth Extinction
On the level ...
Will Gaming Save the Earth?
Paul Harriss: Ministerial Statement - Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014
Jan Davis: TFGA supports continuing use of 1080
Shree: Tasmania will certainly never see a cent in royalties ...
Foxes: Read for Yourself; The Background Briefing Transcript
Japanese whalers issue plan for harpoon boats to return to Southern Ocean this summer
Cannabis a health issue not a legal one, a Hobart forum hears
'BandAids’ for HVC’s Cygnet medical centre
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (9)
Doctors raise the alarm on climate change and pull the pin on fossil fuel investments
Christine Milne: Tarkine mining jobs lies must be exposed
The great Tasmanian fox hunt ... the Background Briefing report
The Verdict: MLC for Huon and Rosevears
Three Capes Project - A Monumental Lemon
Who in fact are the adults? Hockey, Polls ...
Tasmania's Transport Future: Part 2
Can the Fox (Leopard) change its spots?
MH370: Simulation stymied as it all gets curiouser and curiouser
Shree Minerals: Few prospects, even less cash, and virtually no credibility ...
Audit: Staggering ignorance of health care funding. Diesel rebate: Policy insanity
My Twitter dialogue with Sam McQuestin. Robocalls ... and Will
Where is it? MH370 Flight To Be Simulated
Last Rites for MIS
Abbott's credibility crumbling
Andrew Wilkie, Diary of a Manus Island guard: 'They went into tribal mode'
The Gunns have fallen silent. Anchorage Capital profits at Tasmanians' expense
Chicanery and political deception of the highest order
RHH: A tragedy on all fronts
Evil Was Only a Visitor
Shocking violations of live export rules
This is how empires collapse
Lest We Forget indeed!
Selling state assets is ideology rather than logic
The Lives of Brian
The Mass Mobilization of Populations
Much learning does not teach understanding
Whither the Liberal Conscience?
Liz Smith - Why I’m standing for the Legislative Council as an independent
The Politically Corrupting Bottle
Leg Co candidates' pitch
An interim report on the state of play regarding MH 370
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (7)
To be a decent citizen
FT submission: It is not acceptable ...
In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business
Government department libraries being closed to public access
Apartheid-style boycott to save the planet, says Tutu as Bolivia enshrines natural world rights
Why a cable car won't work
Health: Copping C cell: The permit extension ...
How about this TasWater!
Tasmania can capitalise on its renewable energy advantages
The Schilthorn cable car ...
Live export industry leaves Wilkie on the dock
Tough times for the Tasmanian Greens
Vested interests are undermining our democracy
Road to Utopia ...
What would be the effect on farmers if there was contamination of the water table ... ?
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (6)
What is Organics?
World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in US Mothers’ Breast Milk
A decent sawhorse ...
Forests: Reality bites for Paul and Will ...
Andrew Wilkie: The rebuild is a mess and the previous State Government misled the community
ABC: PM Abbott risks being branded a liar
Bob Carr diaries: foreign policy was subcontracted to Jewish donors
400,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests to be logged, not reserved
Shree Minerals admits acid-producing waste to be twenty times higher than approvals for Tarkine mine
More Tasmanian jobs threatened by PM Abbott’s environmental assault
We must have the Precious Forests
Found wanting in the fight for the future of RBF ... ?
Environment Protection Authorities – ultimate off-side spin-doctors?
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (5)
And the problem is ...
Look here, Senator Abetz ...
Andrew Bolt Is Powered By Your Tears
Drunk in charge of a state ...
Fat Cat cull is not enough
What Jim Bacon told me ...
Jim Bacon: The Emperor has no clothes
Launceston, Tasmania: Bogan Capital of Australia ... ?
World heritage fabrication exposed at Senate Inquiry
This government is governing for big business, not for the interest of most Australians
Moral values and religious doctrines
Our daily grind
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (4)
Tony Fitzgerald QC slams Qld LNP, Newman and Bleijie's 'old, bad habits'
Listen to the message of Orlando, Will ...
Brandis amendments to RDA an effective attack on free speech for Aborigines
Over to you, Mr Bond ... The Search for Truth ...
Will Hodgman's declaration of war
Bled dry by Macquarie Bank ...
Premier Hodgman Starts A War He Will Not Win
Andrew Wilkie: Parliament turns its back on problem gamblers
Sick of the useless fighting ...
Greed, pure and simple ...
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (3)
Too Big, Too Fast, Tooooo Close!
GUNNS – The life and death of a rogue corporation
Imagine if the winning team told the losers to suck it because they lost? SA ...
Winning was easy ...
Another Sad Birthday Lucille
Tony Abbott: Renaissance Man ...
The March March against Abbott ...
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (2)
Take a bow, Aurora ... and they did, sensitively!
PCBs: “Monsanto and BAYER must be held liable”
The Bradbury Effect (or Why the Liberals Can't Win in 2014) Part 2
Abbott’s Forest Plan Opposed by Most Australians
Mt Wellington: Key Points raised from Public Forum on Feb 26th
Happy Voting ...
Glamorgan Spring Bay's special meeting ... ?
The Great Big Pulp Mill in the Sky
GST must rise, says ex-head of Treasury Ken Henry. Direct Action Doom ...
How to kick-start the economy: swap the paid parental leave scheme for small business tax concession
Bob Brown: Liberals’ Lie to Voters on World Heritage Forests
Pollie-Speak ... from the Spiegeltent. The Guggenheim Vision ...
The Red-and-Green-Tape Mantra: A simple gutting of all our rights
Unrepresentative Swill ... Yes or No?
The Angry Summer
CONSULT … before the first stone is turned, or the first load of fish-gut is delivered
Tasmanian elections: historical concerns match contemporary anxieties
Fishing authorities say super trawler 'Abel Tasman' banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (1)
Hobart ... and architectural masterpieces
Barbara Etter: PUP is a real threat. Concept Paper on an anti-corruption authority
Tasmania's NBN tangle is a shocking mess
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
This mantra is seriously delusional ...
Spring Bay Mill chips in for innovative technology investment
Keeping power at home
Greens Senator To Tony Abbott: “We Want Our Country Back”
Special timbers need to get real. The Honey Trap. Abbott rebuffed
Tasman National Park Goes Under The Knife
What Will Russia Do ~ NEXT?
Senate vote confirms Greens only party standing up for farmers against big mining
Light rail among Greens' major policy initiatives
Greens introduce Bill to protect the Public Interest against Trojan horse provisions ...
The Zombie Pulp Mill. Doctors' warning
CSIRO report supports climate change
Labor, Greens to hold Senate inquiry into Manus Island violence
Liberal and Labor Both Out-debated
Liberals score zero on honest government plan
Crikey list: the 20 most powerful people in Tasmanian politics
Delisting WHA: What It Means. Homes lost, $16m unspent, says Booth
The key to who forms the next government ...
Hobart Bypass Unaffordable
The Gutwein Budget: Enid Blyton would be proud
Where the rot begins
A Government Funded Forestry Legacy
World Heritage mockery ... An act of real bastardry
Honest Government not on the election agenda for the Major Parties
Things aren't that bad ...
Five Ideas That May Change How You Think About Privacy
For women’s organisations, a historic step forward towards gender equality ...
More whales slaughtered in whale sanctuary
Big majority sick of forest war
Pulping State Politics ... or Ducks on a String
Asylum seeker attempts suicide after deportation notice
Cape Barren urgently needs law and order before someone gets killed
Nick McKim's Tasmania Speech
Liberals make key commitments but Greens and Labor streets ahead
Liberals to give 4WDs open slather in Tarkine coast
Sea Shepherd Australia takes Western Australian Government to court over shark cull
Delivering a taste of Tasmania to the rest of the world
It doesn’t pass the fact-checker test
Cable ... Mountain: Public Forum Q&A
The NBN and Me – A Cautionary Tale
Major Tasmanian Political Parties Confirm Support For Permanent Super Trawler Ban
Wilkie's bid to end live animal exports
AFL and James Hird: A sad history of ignorance ... The Love-In
I'm a conservative, but this asylum seekers comic is disgusting
Rupert Murdoch's attack on 'our ABC' like a mediaeval siege
Arm End: Reserved for the Public or a Private Development?
29 MPs let corporate interest dictate their votes ...
Just ask someone trying to get an operation ...
Michael Mansell calls for 7.5 per cent of state land tax ...
It's time for a footpath from Hobart to Launceston ...
The Traitors' Club
The best way to stop the boats and drive down tourism? Demolish what they have come to see ...
Save the Tarkine applies to Supreme Court for release of secret EPA documents
Find me ...
The Rule Of Law – Tasmanian Style
A Wave of Unreason
Big Coal’s annus horribilis
Barnett Government's Shark Cull Program delivers first cruel and barbaric fatality ...
Why I am standing for the Palmer United Party
Pray As You Go
The Dictatorship of Majority Government
McKim on royalties - too little too late
A new Devil: Cost benefit analysis
Organic farmer vs. GM farmer facing trial on February 10
The art of the reptile
Doubts removal legislation is really democracy removal legislation
The still unanswered questions about Bob Chappell’s disappearance
Asylum-seeker policy could amount to crime
Bass Strait: What we need is action
NATION: Plus Ça Change in the Liberal Party ...
MOFO Oh, Oh
STATE: Mr Gordon, please answer these questions
We are no longer The Lucky Country
Taken for a Ride
You disgrace the word politics. Politicians aren’t much better.
Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance
Tell me a story… about free trade
Tour Tasmania's mining legacies from the past and in the making
How Lara Giddings comprehensively failed ... and why her demise is certain
Indonesia's Marty Natalegawa says asylum seeker lifeboat plan a 'slippery slope'
STATE: Call it Now! The Qantas Downgrade
Sue Neill-Fraser: the sentencing, blow by blow
7 Days, 8 Friends, 140km. 1 Rainforest
Call to suspend oversight of police complaints
GMO: We supported a continuation of the existing moratorium; Merc, TC columns ...
Conflict of interest in the ACCC and its possible affect on Tasmania
Willink's plan for Police Specials
The real reason behind the whaling backflip
Ungagged, will Cassy O'Connor fess up on Rosebery fiasco?
Integrity comes from within - but it also needs to be seen from outside
A selective high school in Tasmania would be greeted favourably by Christopher Pyne
Tasmania's ban on genetically modified crops made indefinite in bid to protect clean, green brand
Missing millions and the law of triviality
Running Ghost Tours in Tasmania?
The Low Down on Falls 2013: From Inside the Tent
Gilmour ... have you heard about a Tamar Valley power station?
Evan's last extract: How to get justice ...
Focusing on systemic corruption and injustice
Justification and excuse
Abbott's eco folly will cost us
Climate change models underestimate likely temperature rise, report shows
Fresh Thinking -- For Our Grandchildren
Grammar - A Selective Public High School
Martin Gilmour: Here is a quick lesson ...
Why the Tasmanian Fox Eradication Program has been worse than a complete and utter failure
Abbott breaks election promise on whales
Bushfires: Little pressure on the state government to show leadership
Plantations: Economic reality and common sense
Words, meaning and Hobart architecture
2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs in Tasmania
Taken on trust
Legal aid funding crisis
Tasmania is run by unrepentant idiots. TAI damns forestry industry ...
100 days, 40 failures: a preview of a secretive, cruel and chaotic government. MYEFO
The Case for a National Criminal Cases Review Commission
Nepotism claims at the government's north-west health organisation
Bass Strait: This ridiculous catfight
Kay Seltitzas responds to censorship at The Mercury, The Advocate and The Examiner
MMG Rosebery Mine to close in 4-5 years?
The Remedy: The investigative system is better in every respect ...
Copping: A Community Shunning
This trade agreement is big — and much too secret
Nitens plantations worth more than just pulp
The last time the word Fascist was used. COAG's 'black day for the environment'
Professor Mark Taylor responds to Mercury on Rosebery
Gaza Animal Cruelty 'the most shocking'
EPA Director Alex Schaap misleads Tasmanians over nationally binding emissions standards
The Wedgie and The Fox (2)
Andrew Wilkie: Inquiry needed into Sue Neill-Fraser conviction
Cygnet’s sheltered agony
A Festival of Waste
Debate on Government’s economic plan for Tasmania
The New Forest Way?
No Country for New Profits?
We’re in the [adversary system] tart shop now, boys
Marine reserves help fish resist climate change invaders
War's terrible legacy ...
Japanese killing fleet sets sail for the Australian Antarctic Whale Sanctuary
Memo to Tasmania: ’twas an industry done-deal
STATE: Boganland and Jacqui. Education lag. Greens' poll surge. Marti row. Power.
Australia Needs a National Response to Miscarriages of Justice
Copping not the right location for toxic waste
He was the guy who got the dingo off
The Dream Boat
Abbott: Think Of Me When You Smell Incompetence
A Very Deliberate Destruction
Some Things I Need to Know Before the Election (in no special order)
Dealing with Korda Mentha ...
Should freedom ignore fairness?
The irony that proves the point
“How do those judges sleep at night?”
Pokies drop is good news
Turning politicians into corporate servants ...
Exceptional circumstances in the Sue Neill-Fraser case
Federal Hotels: End of a chapter
Things have to change ...
24 truth-defeating devices (5): Why rape victims vomit on the witness box
Arrest Me Too? Amazing Bravery Of One Small Child!
I won't pay West Coast Council Abatement Notice
Tanya MLC: I've never been up Mt Wellington ... but I'd like to shop there ...
Last week, without warning, Barnaby Joyce ...
It's time for Aussie Aisles!
The Lost is not lost ... it is alive and kicking
I don't want my money supporting these things
In the face of all this unspeakable cruelty to Australian animals ...
It's OK to love yourself
24 truth-defeating devices (5)
If, one day, the proverbial hits the fan ...
NATION: Turn Back The Boats confrontation. Spying. Climate. Animal Cruelty
NBN rollout proposal less than ideal
In calling for revolution, this half-Messiah has hit a nerve
The Nation: The idea of a mandate
The State: Community opposition to the pulp mill will never stop; Chinese buyer? 'Hands off Hydro'
The Nation: PM Abbott must break silence and act for Colin Russell
Don’t let our mentally ill be misunderstood
Delegates frustrated as talks to create huge Antarctic marine reserves fail
Mining starts in existing Tarkine reserve
Rupert pushes for immigrants ... but no mention of Andy 'n' Rebekah's six-year affair
Jonathan Moylan pleads not guilty in Supreme Court
It’s a Father Knows Best, big brother, nanny state ...
The Red Queens
Live export horror caught on camera
C Cell update: Works starts June 2014
Tassie NBN fears confirmed
Whereas the others have actually made a transition, Tasmania has been a relative failure ...
Cracking the Egg Code
Falling Into the Sound of Water
Foxes: Ivan Dean and the Kitchell report
Born to rule ... Abbott. And Rio Tinto ...
As the Upper House votes against ... advocates vow to continue campaign ...
Grassroots footy continues to suffer ...
As Mercury examines three decades of Tassie inadequacy ... is Russell Brand right ... ?
Law, morality and the legacy of HLA Hart
Dead-tree media stirs for resurrection ...
Now the Tassie gay marriage bill has been found to be constitutionally safe ...
Antarctic marine reserve threatened by sunset clause. Vigil/Rally, Hobart, Monday
Put Your Feet in the Street for a Safe Climate
A widow's son outlawed: Ned Kelly versus the emptiness of Chopper Read
NSW bushfires Q & A: How firefighters contain a massive blaze
24 truth-defeating devices (3)
Michael Mansell cannot accept Australia Day nomination
Climate change raising fire risk
The conservative – and quite bizarre - view that growing industrial hemp ...
Teacher stress, Simplot, Carbon ... In Their Own Words
Hydro Tasmania: The fall guy?
The Moral Irrelevance of Christian Doctrine ...
Australia: Climate laggard lashed. Al Gore responds to Tony ...
Advocates call for Upper House to act on marriage law ...
The Universal Threat: Believists!
The crucial Tasmanian vote: Supporters in new push for scaled back Antarctic reserve
Adam Bandt ... and 'the great moral challenge of our generation'
Beautiful Tasmania and a Sublime mountain
From Green Warriors to Greenwashers
eBay Founder Commits $250m to New Media Venture with Glenn Greenwald
The Fall Guy and the Bobbies
This issue will not go away ...
Release of 'game-changing' same-sex marriage legal opinion
Can Do Campbell establishes a New Order
Snollygostering in Port Macquarie: The Numpty Abbott Entitlement. Randall's '$5,259 trip'
GE-free status is the key to markets, Jan Davis
Tears on the handling of the Western Tiers ...
Tasmanian doctors support voluntary euthanasia laws. MPs lobbied
Greens back Wellington Park Trust
Report sheds light on Aurora Energy sale collapse
Law Reform Report "Tasmania can pass same-sex marriage laws"
Cynics Corner (a jaundiced view of the world)
Open letter to Bryan Green
Leaking or whistleblowing!
WorkCover Tasmania launches workplace bullying research
Battery-Stored Solar Power Sparks Backlash From Utilities
Why Afi came to Australia
Losers! Ditch the old ways of thinking ...
Climate change ‘unprecedented’ by 2050: study
Oak Lodge ... and the incredible stories it can tell ...
Why I no longer support the Blues
The Eradication of Scepticism (and foxes)
Education: Change is easy – it’s improvement that’s difficult
State sponsored drug growing and media promotion of drugs
Compassionate Italy. Callous Australia
When scientists attack
The Dread Pirates Greenpeace, Hobart rally speech ...
The Billion Dollar Opportunity
Tasmanian markets in danger from noisy pro-GE lobby
24 truth-defeating devices
Human rights crisis in Sarawak, Hydro Tasmania culpable as Murum Dam floods
Is it illegal to turn back boats in international waters to Indonesia?
Mansell welcomes Bill Shorten’s call for Aboriginal quotas - and suggests alternative idea
We support Bill Shorten as Labor Leader
The Pearl of Para(lysis) has sailed
TASMANIA: Fox, FIFOs, Tarkine, NBN, Aurora, euthanasia, tourism ...
Look Who’s Laughing. Flannery, Booth
The Thistle and the Drone: The Real Story Behind the War on Terror
Woolworths and its worth to winos
Drop the divisive national anthems from the Grand Final introductions
Politics, State and Federal: Stick with Minority, says Nick. The Rudd salvation
Shooters push for weaker gun laws
Solar: A missed opportunity
Don't believe the miners' hype
Advocating for the jobless ...
Abbott-Abetz: Environment? What environment?
New danger for Australian World Heritage wilderness. Ferguson joins plantations panel
We are on an insane and irreversible path to environmental destruction
Afghanistan's cabinet has more women
Divestment from fossil fuels, an important health measure?
Developing new gas fields could hurt the Tasmanian economy. The Yes Minister moment
Another live export disaster
More than 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered: How you can help
Geniuses predict how the world will end, and how to avoid it
Asylum Seekers: Julian Burnside's Tasmanian solution
Julia Gillard: losing power 'hits you like a fist'
Nick McKim’s response to the Greens Vote
Call for fracking moratorium
Bass Strait: The Tasmanian Government can act right now
Something Phoney Happened on the Way to the Senate. Albo v Shorten
Tasmania’s election results and the forest deal
“And the ice will refreeze”
Faster, simpler, fairer justice
Judgment Day: Abbott triumphant. Rudd concedes, won't recontest Labor leadership
Tony Abbott’s Great Big Carbon Tax Lies – Part 2
Timber!!! Strange bedfellows in Huonville. Advice from a truckie ...
Pulp Mill: Back on the Agenda ... ?
Wilkie and the Miners
Jan Davis, TFGA CEO on party policies: It's like herding cats ...
What Christine told the National Press Club
The Debt Fallacy
Pull the other one ...
Daggy Abbott v Rude Rudd. The Labor Launch
If You Care About Gay Rights, Vote Below The Line In The Tas Senate ...
To allow or to disallow, that is the question, Thursday: Progress 'insufficient'
Call for an apology for Bass Strait schemes that isolate Tasmania
A Tasmanian Houdini ...
Frank Nicklason on John Gay: I have a bad case of indigestion
TT Tasmanian of the Year Award 2013
Wynyard pokies forum calls for better deal for the North-West
What the government’s feed-in tariff announcement means for you
A very special grace
Capricious and partisan – Is that how the Legislative Council wants to be seen?
Lake Pedder: Inundation and Restoration
Lucy’s Story: Media Manipulation
Abbott the boatie
Are vulvas so obscene that we have to censor them?
Internet muddies ethics on child pornography
All about Hemp!
Riots and suicide attempts are very likely
Misled! How Hydro-Tasmania Played Down Its “Essential” Role In Sarawak
They intend to cut prices more ...
The Great Political Myth
Rec Fishers and Environmentalists Unite To Call For Super Trawler Permanent Ban
Loosing the Dogs of Xenophobia
Tasmanian conservationists target Ta Ann on World Orangutan day. Ted Mead Picture Essay
Woolworths and Coles - There are Alternatives
Attributions to climate change
Corrupt libel law
She's prepared to put up with death threats and cheap jibes for a greater cause ...
Free speech is not free activism
Organic non-GM food production is the way to go
Greens to help tourism industry break dirty Coca-Cola habit
Andrew Wilkie: The Crikey chronicles. Labor polls woe
Leading barrister asks A-G Wightman to hold Inquiry into ‘unsafe’ conviction
Doctors warn of CSG health risks
Luxuriating in a lock-it-up mentality
Mansell warns against any threats to Aboriginal delegates campaigning against mining on West Coast
Shrieking like a pack of seagulls ...
Love and fairness are not radical fashions
Libs' plan to make hay while the sun shines
Misleading and defamatory Labor Party election material. PM refuses to intervene
Launceston ... Sewerage systems can’t cope with more extreme weather
Tasmanian Forests Disagreement Act 2013
Heritage in Hock
Party-political ads disguised as official notification?
It's on: Rudd gets the Col shoulder as Murdoch telegraphs his punches
Open letter in support of free speech and reform in Tasmania
Mansell accuses Federal Minister of pork barrelling on $1m west coast Aboriginal funding
Daily Telegraph Election Coverage Undermines Australian Democracy
Our Food Future: Greens’ plan to secure future of regional Australia
Tasmanian farmers are watching ...
Help End Marijuana Prohibition branch launches in Tasmania
Farewell Dear Friends
Getting moving with High-Speed Rail
Legacy Thinking's Tarkine mine triumph ...
Refugee Imperialism: Kevin Rudd and Dumping on the Pacific
How to Build an Electric Luxury Scooter Out of Hemp
Say ‘no to Taib’s blood money’
An error of fact
At Last: Breaking through the Tasmanian Paradigm
No moral limits to what Rudd will do to win
This obnoxious residue
Don't underestimate rightwing desperation in media attacks on greens
'Mine impact minimal on devils'
Landowners might just Lock The Gate
Bicycles helping save the State millions
Murder conviction does not comply with law, legal expert says. The Herald-Sun report
Australian Greens invest in refugee safety
Meanwhile ... just how long will it take to crack the Tassie Paradigm ... ?
He is the quintessential whistleblower
Environmentalists urge Rudd to scrap 'failed' forestry deal with states
It will be the fault of MLCs, not us, say activists. Fear of 'Terrorism'
Death sentence for 'virtually indigenous' wallabies
'Greens lost in wilderness on toxics'
'Powerful doco shows justice gone feral'
How to fix our hospitals
It's not too late to hand back the $2.2 million ET
ReachTEL – Tas Federal BaByLon Still Falling
Humanity is on a crash-course with carbon
The cartel: law as business
It's a boy! D.O.A. Christmas Island July 2013
Sarawak multi-million dollar company benefits again from Australian taxpayers
The false illusion of a commercial public native forestry nirvana must be abandoned
Shadow of Doubt cast over grandmother’s 23 years' sentence for murder
$1 bet limits: I'm already on board. The Greens Policy
Lurch Beyond Brutopia. The Manus Whistleblower ...
Councillors behaving badly
FSC Changes Chemicals Criteria Again ... Incorrect, says FSC Australia
Feeding frenzy on the far right of Australian politics
Marti Zucco: Tasman Bridge must be made safer
One purchase, one vote. One life saved?
Ripe for the plucking
Abbott’s Great Big Carbon Tax Lies – Part 1
Taxpayer-funded forests become a burning wreck. Logging halted
Rudd's pulling power puts poll on knife edge
The Final Acceleration – Just Waiting for the Great Disruption?
The rise and fall of Julia Gillard - what it means to women
Council Stealth in Action
Cash for no comment tramples free speech
Judicial corruption in our system
Pragmatic answers to the asylum seeker question. Rudd and Indonesia
GE-Free gives Tasmania competitive edge
Andrew Nikolic, The SMH ... and the Press Council
On the Abolition of All Political Parties
No more live exports
Greens release “Tasmania 2030” vision for a green, dynamic, and prosperous economy
The biomassacre report - or the truth in campaigning
What does it say about the Legislative Council ... ?
MIS class action makes slow progress
Leaving Australia, a confounding and complex country
The moral failure of law schools
A Hundred Year Plan for Human Survival
Farmers are copping it more than anyone else
Rise of the Ruddster ... 7PM ... ? 6.38PM: Shorten backs Rudd ...
Jesus would not have turned 'them' away ... from Dark MOFO ...?
Why light rail is the perfect fit: Public Information Session
Mining boss John Lamb's comments on 'economic terrorists' are inciting hatred
Australian taxpayers pay millions to controversial Sarawak timber cartel
The Question of the Royal Derwent Hospital ... as then-Minister bids for comeback
Reason and unreason on same-sex marriage
When will the mythologies stop? The Final Speech of Judy Moylan
Salmon farming taking toll on marine wildlife
Doing the Climate Maths with Bill McKibben
'WHA forests logging ended'
Looking to the Stars
Why I’m Not Drinking The Water
Watch: The Denison Debate
A health issue, not a criminal one. MLCs delay bill
Convenience stores left to go stale in bread barney
Special Timbers: The Broken Business Model
Understanding Budgets: A Better Way
DHHS surveillance on poisoned Rosebery patients must stop
Time to Stand Up and be Counted
Plantations and Forest Stewardship Council Audits
Who are the beneficiaries of this 'extremely restrictive' zoning?
Union anger over prison boss exit costs
Nine dead, 60 missing in another asylum tragedy
Seven Myths About Bradley Manning
Treasury Issues and Supplementary Papers are Fundamentally Flawed
To Save Our Planet ? … People Power !
NBN: This is progress? No. This is shame ...
Stop the slaughter of native ducks
Clear and sustained opposition to pokies ...
Liberals are putting politics before people. The church billboard controversy
Will the Toxic Dump get its Funding?
Briefing Paper on Feed-in Tariff
Royal Assent of Tasmanian Forest Agreement Bill is a right royal mess
The Order of the Universe – its Source and Implications ...
The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’
Andrew Mellon and the lessons for Australia
It was all so much better in my day ...
A story founded entirely upon a myth
Ta Ann v Swift Parrot ...?
Withhold Royal Assent
Silence on peace deal is telling
Undermining due process
The Magic Wand of the Confidence Fairy
Climate Change Alarmism as a Moral Responsibility
Australia’s greenhouse gas reduction targets are being reviewed
Greens introduce bill for independent Office of Animal Welfare
The first duty of every government: namely, to preserve the nation’s finances
Unscrupulous Business in a Broken Landscape
Our national parks must be more than playgrounds or paddocks
The Next War Won’t Have Guns
Our cry from the heart ... the pictures
You can't eat cars!
Brown v Adair, Crean in Sarawak ...
Forest deal 'greenmails' the green groups
Pokies: Woeful arguments of Bacon and Rockliff
FSC meets TAP: A Citizen's Report
Beach Bums Triumph
Rudd's gay change of heart
Make your vote count
The Hydro steamroller
Austerity pitfalls and alternatives
Life–support turned off
Foolhardy to risk a fragile peace in forest wars
The ‘blackmail provisions’ in the TFA Act
We sentence you to Ten Days on the Island
The Four Reports of the Climate Apocalypse?
Minister needs to show leadership on feed-in tariffs
WikiLeaks Party demand federal shield laws for journalists
When Your Playlist Dates You
Why the 5:1 ratio should stay in family day care
It’s what’s left unsaid
Richard Denniss: The Poison Pill. Tom De Kadt: Nothing to lose
Dear Richard (2),
I don't agree
No more chances - Live exports must be banned
Why Tasmania's Upper House election was a step forward for marriage equality
A challenge for Tasmania to adopt a much needed reform
Is this what our planning schemes are designed to do?
Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized – Not A Human Right
Why we voted for the Bill. Silence, says Gillard. Never, says Milne
The Feed-In Tariff/Aurora debate ...
Tonight I watched Four Corners ...
Bob Brown: a refutation
EU to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths
The big gay marriage election fraud ...
What is happening to Antarctica’s ice?
Can’t you just see Bob walking towards you, in your mind’s eye?
Vampires and Sex Toys ... La Dolce Vita
Balance is appeasement. Fairness is truth ...
The Council's Torpedo
The Dismal Science
Gellibrand: The Amazing Son of Tasmania
Legacy of another war ... ?
French leaders show true leadership in face of violent opposition
Sarawak Report: “Forced To Become Coolies In Their Own Lands”
Special Timbers sector 'would be gutted'. Mulder passes. Wreckers, says Milne. Bill passes
1000 Letters and Counting
Pulp mill dreaming
Would you protect our individual freedoms or take them away?
A monumental failure of regulatory authority ... ?
To Sing Among Stars
Tasmania, Tourism and the Elephant in the Room
Public Office is Public Trust?
Abortion: My Real Story
Leatherwood: A business struggling to survive, because of ...
Salamanca Declaration welcomed: further backdown on abortion bill needed
The Bradbury Effect (or why the Liberals can’t win in 2014)
It's time to kick the can ...
A Firey Spectacular
Tigers in The Weld: The Sequel
Tas abortion forum hears impacts on decriminalising abortion
What is justice?
International Coalition Supports Iceland’s Legislation on Porn
Evan Whitton: Investigative v Adversarial Law
Dear Bob, this is the 21st century ...
Bolt the Alienated. Heiss the Luminous
FSC International and Tasmania: Irreconcilable Issues and Values
New anti-corruption commission No. 1 on the election agenda
The metaphorical fox in Tasmania
Ordinary Australians may be giving up on politics
Labor’s hand forced on size of Parliament
Tonight: 60 Minutes to Cover Sue Neill-Fraser Case
Unresolved Concerns with the Integrity of the Upper House
Fishy Business at John Curtin House Ltd ...
Police probe Observer Tree fire
The cost of hubris
Giddings knew Gunns was insolvent
The all-powerful Paul Harriss
We should phase out of the sale of tobacco in Australia by 2020
Property Council welcomes population target
How to make Government media releases disappear
The Underbelly of Forestry Tasmania. Julia pledge on pulp mill
The mining boom has not been a win-win
Tribalism is the greatest obstacle Tasmania faces
The Vigilante Mentality
Watering down of mine permit conditions unacceptable
Copping landfill: The Potential for Catastrophe
Tasmania is being cast as Australia's Greece
Disrespect, concentrated power and a lost narrative. Abbott's surge
Corra Lynn Toxic E-Waste Pit
Lost ... without the pulp mill ...
Climate Change is Real
Tipping Point ... ?
Australian Democracy at the Crossroads
A lack of confidence in the integrity of the Upper House
Destroy the better mousetrap
Toll road through wilderness
The aspirational Tasmanian: ready for the right kind of change ...
Will we Bite the Bullet and Buy the Rusich?
Pulp Friction - Fact not Fiction
South Vicmania? North Tastoria? Why merging three Australian states is a bad idea
No basket-case: Tasmania on the bumpy road to economic sustainability
Same sex please, we're British
Rising risk prices out new coal-fired plants: report
Solution to the Tasmanian Fox Saga
The Great Dry
The hope Jon West rejects
Democratic hemlock: saving earth from our animal selves
So did I
Former RSPCA CEO withdraws claim
UK marriage equality vote puts pressure on Australian leaders
The Committee Chair has a self-disclosed pecuniary interest in Ta Ann Tasmania P/L
Tony and the Whitewash
Intelligence-Led Policing? Not in Tasmania. The Sue Neill-Fraser Case
What’s wrong with Tasmania, Australia’s freeloading state?
What gives, Mr Mayor?
So bloody serious ...
Out with the old and in with the Nova riche
Harsh lessons of a bushfire horror
The Burning Question
Extremism: So Hot Right Now
Equality of the sexes
Climate Change: It’s time to speak up …
TFA: A small window of opportunity
Real Estate and Boosterism ...
Climate change: not a civilized problem
Human creature, vulnerable and heroic
A doco which could make you sick!
Sustainable Forestry ... I Think Not!
The inspiring heroism of Aaron Swartz
The Grime Behind the Crime
Urban Forests - Natures Remedy for Mental Illness, Health and Wellbeing
Three Ways Sensible Gun Control Could Have Prevented Aurora Shootings
Green arrogance burns fiercely
We’re so proud of all of them
The New Normal
Erich Abetz at Number 10 ...
Tarkine trashed in cynical pre-Christmas dump
What Miranda missed most ...
Reason and passion on Israel
Why the world didn't end yesterday
Christmas not a time to forget welfare of voiceless animals
The real hardships of homelessness
And Ta Ann will hang around. Paul Harriss knew that ...
Some leaders! Some vision!
What I really said ...
Time to design out the rot!
Bedtime reading for MLCs ... before the $50 million vote
There Must be a Better Way
Boat builders and woodworkers support the Tasmanian Forest Agreement
It would be brave to say no
The end of another climate conference ...
Tree-top vigil - First Anniversary
A story of two Tasmanians
The rise of Hamas
How not to make policy: Tasmanian forest deal
We let in the rich. We persecute the poor
We urge the Legislative Council to reject it
The publicly-funded Tallship rusting and rotting in Qld
That's typical dumb-arse Labor for you!
Tasmanian Fine Furniture – A Distinctive Language of Style
You give me inspiration
Bridging The Great Divide
Steal what you will from the blueness of the sea and the sand of memory
Smoking causes crime
Red-Green politics retrograde on prostitution
Open letter to Julia Gillard, Lara Giddings
Cygnet, you’ve been told!
Rodeo cruelty comes to Margate
A solution to the forestry wars: Am I wrong about this?
Keating urges Australia to focus on Indonesia
The dark side of the Australian sex industry?
The Glen Esk Road Fox
RSPCA: Dismiss the board
Simply locking up forests is a recipe for disaster
Embattled Abbott Thirty-Six Below The Wave
Lefties! throw off your tired affection to Microsoft or Apple!
The hero at the heart of the Royal Commission
Cash for Containers: A Solution to Pollution Choking Tasmania’s Clean Image
To the children and families ...
Minister backflips on sow stall ban
Turmoil in the RSPCA
Premier Giddings' opening of Brighton bypass insensitive
The Wacky World of Tasmanian Liberal Forest Policy
A sure bet? Perhaps not
Forestry Tasmania: Wilful deception and crass incompetence
Edmund Burke on politicians
We are all vulnerable
Rosevears Pub, Thursday, Nov 1: Tasmanian Times' Tasmanian of the Year ...
Brighton´s open Hand
Pippa's Dilemma: The Moral Demands of Affluence
Old feral cat’s fighting days are over. Bob Annells. Tony Burke. Gunns' last days
Thanks Aurora ...
The difference between Long Reach and MONA
The Ivory Tower is breached
To tweet or not to tweet?
How About Sexogyny
Rueful confessions of an outed plagiarist
The Examiner's letters policy ...
Rodney Croome: We will not be silenced. Friday's Glenorchy rally
The duty of politicians to principles, not mob rule
Inquiry not needed. MLC 'hate' campaign uncalled for
The Sirolli silence
Sex work is just work. Or is it, really?
Blue lights flashing
Queries on pokies levy ...
Greens call for a MYEFO that puts people and nature first
It's time to look forward
How to enjoy a mountain
And we thought that the worst atrocities had already happened
How to enjoy a mountain
Shock waves of a food crisis
Gunns, forestry, and the flawed notion of 'social licence'. Creditors' meeting. Monopoly Game
Misleading breach of process in cycleway. That sexist comment ...
Changing of the Guard among Tasmania’s forestry moguls
No, you're not entitled to your opinion
Bad boys and tattoos
The legal ambush that sank marriage equality
This pathetically weak government ...
Bushfire disaster fears. FIAT's bat-and-ball back in peace talks
Brooker Highway funding is last century thinking
Closed minds in newspapers lead to closed newspapers
Trolling and bullying.
Tomorrow and the day after
The Silence of the Lambs
Let us hope the days of the cargo cult are over
'Labor has lost its purpose - and soul'
Mr Elliott, stop this 1080 baiting!
Fish and Chips on Fridays
Women's place in 1963: why baby boomer women have no money
Disability, sex rights and the prostitute
Locked Up or Locked Out?
It's not mob rule ... it's protecting Tasmania's interests
Final push for a forests agreement
Greens vow on super trawler campaign. Responses to Dr Wadsley/Opinions. Dr Wadsley's response
Trashed already ...
Marriage equality: state laws the way forward
Wilkie: More cruelty in the live export trade
McCall: Set aside the IGA and the Roundtable. Green puts his foot down
If a child of an addict could ask the Federal Group why ... ?
Was Australia intended as a hemp colony?
Is this no country for old women or men?
Prostitution - exit strategies first
Where is the Devil Recovery Plan?
The whole story ...
Aussie sport's ugly culture
The Contribution of 'Corruption' to Miscarriage of Justice Cases
Super Trawler plans sunk!
The FV Margiris Quota: a case of Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Forestry Association still playing cat & mouse
A sawmill suitable for Nitens and other hardwood logs
Keeping it in the family
Schizophrenia is not so black or white
Super Trawler: Failing The Canberra Times test
Scale back: the corporate lessons of Tasmania’s forestry debacle. Forest carbon ...
Old Boys No Longer Run Tasmania
Dump the Dump
Paul Gilding: Prophet For Our Times
They call it couch surfing
Erich Abetz and Attacks Ads
Loving Our Democracy
Ta Ann is at the centre of any Signatory Deal
Bryan the Bashful versus the Nome King
The China Choice
Who’s watching our children?
Buddha and the Tamils
Harm minimisation: Is that the best we can do
Neil Armstrong's death should be a wake-up call for the world
Why tobacco prohibition won’t work
Fine; we can all relax. Can we?
When personal best isn’t enough
Back to the future for the forestry industry
We have to do better than this
Shame on us all
Frolicking with the pixies at the bottom of Lara’s garden
Give us untold confusion over unacceptable discrimination and fearmongering anyday
Turnbull's eloquence shows up the pitbull
Irregular maritime arrivals, anyone?
Ken Henry says quality of public policy debate is at its worst in 25 years
Pulp mill no part of Tasmania’s future
Gap narrows but Liberals still cruising
The Murdochratic State
Stupidity is on the rise in our age of enlightenment
Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers: Sex Party Policy - And Damn Proud of It!
No-show after school
Australian Public Servants Subjected to Soviet-Style Abuse
Guy Barnett's surprise about-face on same-sex marriage. 500 brave the rain ...
Science is integral to Hobart’s economic DNA
The Second Coming is more likely ...
Plantations: Putting the value above ... nothing!
Forest Peace Deal - a game of multiple hoaxes?
Denial piled upon delusion ... enough material for a whole round of psychiatric conferences
Here comes the sun: chilling verdict on a climate going to extremes
Super Trawler: Shame on all you scientists ...
D-Day Today: Decision or Deferral or Dead. The Cost. And another pause ...
Political party or lobby group? The dark side of the Australian Sex Party
Defining ‘Waste’ In Old Growth Forests
Plantation Isle Forever!
IGA: We should all be very, very nervous
Australian farmers are being driven out of business
The End for the Pulp mill and a New Victory for Social Licence?
Super Trawler: Questions for Mr Geen. Green's doubts. National campaign launched
The ultimate contradiction. Let the market decide (in our favour of course)
Arrogance, hypocrisy and wilful ignorance
People of the Void, or Why I am Better Than a Christian
Is prevention really better than cure? And how much does it cost?
Why are oil prices going wild?
Huge Win for Tassie: Hot Shot Advisers!
Cut down The Triffid. Pokie barons plunder carbon compo money
Will the Lara-Nick double-act have to come to an end?
Smoke and Mirrors
Torture ... by Greg
Time for Turnbull to walk the talk on gay marriage
The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia
Two ex-premiers blast minority governments
The gross failure of animal cruelty sentencing
Theatre of the World ...
Push v Pull: The Morality of Offshore Processing
This is the way the world ends ...
Truly stupefying ...
What Mt Wellington really needs
Lonny in trouble ... again. Libs pledge to dredge
“A significant gap remains”
Losing strength? An alternative vision of Spain’s indignados
Public Commission for A New Major Party in Australia
Red tape rage
ALP attempts to Thorpedo the past
Laying waste ...
SOS: Save a Mainlander Campaign
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Electroconvulsive or Shock Therapy
Standing up for sex workers is standing up for pimps
A canary in a coal mine
We all have shackles
Does the 2010 election herald a return to Van Diemen’s Land?
Dr Warwick Raverty: Many acts of bullying and intimidation in CSIRO
Outside the tent
This is just plain wrong. Why is it allowed to continue?
Perceptions and how they shape our lives
Hope for the Huon ... and Tasmania?
Are we not capable of solving our own problems?
The Shape of Things to Come
But wait! There’s worse!
Is Labor the least worst?
Ashamed of our animal instincts
Two great hoaxes ...
Suffering the karma of killing
Hoodwinked by pulp fiction
Lost ... in the scandal
Reform Spokesperson Ignores the Simple Facts
I’ll Always Be Labor (but I don’t have to vote for them!)
Beware of conservatives
Foreign aid: moral imperative and national interest
How I stopped worrying and learned to love the stupid
Witnessing Margaret Court
An open letter to Forestry Tasmania. Booth: Rogue agency locking in contracts
It's Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider
The emperor has no clothes ...
Clear air exclusion
Book sales have fallen off a cliff: What next for the Australian publishing industry?
Clean water demands changed forestry practices
Dear Minister Wightman
The Lady with the Keys
Does the Lord Mayor trust his ratepayers
Gunns and Seaview
Nine problems stopping The Global Mail from getting an audience
The Naked Emperors
Without fear or favour
Bring It On – the Australian Greens Build Credibility?
White Australian Policy Affecting our Jobs!
The Corner Bakery
Is Tasmania a failed state ... ?
The flip side to Bill Gates’ charity billions
Geoff: It's far worse ... Forestry Tasmania’s shrinking estate
Wanted: Tasmanian Lorax
Once upon a night time ...
How to Vote Informal in Hobart
It's Time to work Blue
Tasmania’s Transport Future: Part 1
Murdochs: 'Not a fit person'. 'Wilfully ignorant'
An unedifying lack of perspective: Julia judged. Bernie's broadside. Rates slashed ...
UPDATE: Tasmania – Where 6 people have 33 government board positions
The Desolate Life of a Chained Dog ...
The Fox of Urban Britain
Ban quail killing
My dream of Secession ...
Forestry Tasmania – A Compelling Case for Reform
Is the thylacine still out there?
Greens cry wolf on Integrity Commission
Last Roll of the Gunns' Dice ... as Pulp World burns
Lest we forget about what?
Greed or Survival ... ?
The King is Dead. Long Live the Queen
The case of Julian Assange: do constitutional principles matter?
To be or not to be
Greg James: Nominate Kim Booth for the Senate
The seismic shift
Is it time for a little Truth & Reconciliation?
In Dog We Trust… or do we?
Get out of Afghanistan ...next year
House of Reps survey on same sex marriage
Tasmania Police Investigation Procedures - Are they Adequate? Eve Askew ...
Why is this important to members of the TFGA?
It's not war. Chameleon Gunns in Melb move? No tree spiking
Labor Death Wish – cutting umbilical cords
Adventures in Wonderland
Burning Tasmania: The Mercury Perspective
Who is Professor Jonathan West?
How About Some Easter Eggs for Gunns? No money, says Burke
Up, up and away: how money power works Down Under
White Like Me
Tasmania has a choice to make
Sterilisation Burns for Tourists a Must for Tasmania’s Future Prosperity
Tasmanian autumn killing time continues ...
Dream on ...
From Go to Woe… it didn’t make sense!
Tasmanian Sex Laws Paper is a Sham Poll
You need to seek to find
The Empty Ocean
Matter of Public Interest: MONA’s David Walsh and ObserverTree’s Miranda Gibson
Advance, Tasmania fare!
Biomass rejection is flawed policy
Thank god for that ...
Crafty Critters v Launceston City Council
WikiLeaks and other reformers: has Machiavelli met his match?
Faith no more ...
Time right to hear us
Paul Harriss’s Altruistic Trips to Sarawak. Ta very much. Rolley takes Ta Ann reins. MRs
Dark facts uncovered by White Knight. Will prefers Lton Cup to White Knight. Repeal PMAA Petition
It could happen to a heartbeat to Australian animals
Paul Harriss MLC should resign. Questions which must be answered
The $5 billion waste
My reflections from Fukushima, Japan
Time for new questions
‘MY TREE’ – Forest protection scheme
Confronting the Australian politics of resignation on prostitution
Send in the sock puppets: social media manipulation and Kony
From the paddock, not the shelves
In Tassie politics, it's hard to see the sense from the trees.
Time for new Aboriginal heritage legislation (Part 3 of 3)
The anti- depressant/placebo smackdown
Occupy Draws Strength From the Powerless
What about the rest, Mr Hanna?
End our state of dysfunction
Australia's problem? We never talked about Kevin Rudd
Time for new Aboriginal heritage legislation (Part 2 of 3)
Live export assurances are meaningless
If Kevin Rudd wins today ...
Prostitution laws - Towards a coherent philosophical underpinning
An Imbalance of Power?
Insight is lost
Time for new Aboriginal heritage legislation (Part 1 of 3)
Cliched, populist drivel
I won't be silenced on forestry by dinosaurs stuck fast in a swamp
Labor's rock and hard place. Andrew Wilkie and Kevin Rudd
Adding insult to the injury of prostitution
The psychopaths on cycle paths are coming down in pairs
Dying with Dignity
A very British summer on your ABC
Rinehart grabs for media control
Rich London, poor London – a tale of two cities
The Hypocrisy of Will Hodgman's Liberals
Working against the global sex industry
Towards an economic theory of capitalism - MACRO supply and demand
Report the failures of Tasmania's health system here
Dear Mr Chandler
Poor Bryan ...
Amid pride and prejudice, it's time for a new flag
Why the role of our Head of State is important
Who exactly has the frontal lobe damage?
Are 35 Fools More Talented Than 25?
The Tragedy of Tasmania's Forests: One act on from Flanagan
Historic Agreement, My Arse
Learning the Lessons from legalising prostitution: Response from a Sex Worker
Education: Change is easy – it’s improvement that’s difficult. Report released
The perception of the planning process in the media
How adventurers adjust to life back in the ‘burbs
The Final Countdown
Wind Power Australia – The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty In Tasmania
Killer Drones, Dieback and Democracy
‘Democracy does not apply to Aboriginal people’
On Australia Day ...
Why we can't trust Gillard any more. Greens 'still in touch'
Travels around Tasmania with some latte sippers - the sequel
The Justice Secretary “Resigns”
Travels around Tasmania with some latte sippers
The leopard has not changed its spots
Global Risks 2012
Is Poo Really Art?
Outrageous Examples of Hidden Charges Companies Pass Off on Consumers
An elegy to Hitch
Justice for the few: NAB v. Society ...
The joyful abandon of someone witnessing a spectacle
Towards a true democracy with the Australian Independents
Who is scarier Romney or Ahmadinejad?
Silence like a cancer grows
Gambaro goes the raw prawn
It is the coal barons, not activists, who threaten society
Guantánamo: Ten Years and Counting
When money talks louder than words
When I hear the word 'culture' ... I reach for my diary
IGA: Tear it up, says Colbeck ... as FT 'runs amok'
The Victorian Injustice System
The Tale of Two Forests
My heart is breaking
An over-abundance of hyperbole ...
Space development the key to our survival
Death ... and instant sainthood
Why don't they have a handicap race for line honours
Stick a Fork in Her: China's Done
Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?
Support Alison Bleaney to clean up our water
The thumb is proving mightier than a pen
The stupidity that has no end ... but is it Gunns end?
Falling forests. Ta Ann threats. Softwood fears
What is really needed to address climate change?
The Protester: Time Person of the Year 2011
Why Tasmania needs an independent inquiry into child sex abuse
How Lennon, Rolley and Gordon flogged the softwood resource
Why the mining boom should be slowed
Good reason to worry about our democracy
Julian Assange: he's not the messiah, he's just my boy
Sex and the Reasonable Man
West Papua: Slow-motion Genocide
Local Government reform: More people participation in smaller units!
Australian Party a potential third force as Katter shows he is not quite Right
Crises can be openings
Self disgust is the real justice
There's something missing ...
Peter Roebuck and the League of Gentlemen
Conflict of interest: The cancer within our public life
An eye on the future
Arts vs politics: We haven't got the balance right
Forget NIMBY—the new battle cry is ‘Not On Our Planet’
Looking forward to a smoking ban on the route of the Tour De France?
Those South Pacific Cane Cutters
Is Gillard attempting to revive China free trade
Beauty ... in the eye of Dr Amos
Lest We Forget: the need to morally justify Afghanistan
Observing Remembrance Day: a personal reflection
The best way to push bad policy is to wrap it in a ‘security’ blanket
A woman's opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet
Roundtable Creation Myth Has No Vision Splendid
Mayne on the Mill: Inaccurate puffery
In a move to compulsory voting, let's not forget community
Cassy O’Connor – Just a Regular Politician
Bringing civility back to the parliamentary cockfight
Do you really want to see Eric Abetz get a firmer grip on our precious island ...
Money lenders not the only people who get rich at the expense of those who labour
Cassy O'Connor: A view from inside and outside the tent, so to speak ...
Ignoring gen Y while the world sleepwalks to catastrophe
Believing everything… knowing very little
Where is the balance?
Why euphemism is integral to modern warfare
Greens take a right step in Labor waltz
Seven years and counting...
SIEV X: It's time for a Royal Commission
What Arab Revolutions?
Is the world’s population really a time-bomb?
Kim Booth - Progressive Throwback?
Black Ice Economics
Hydro-Ta Ann link?
Janet Albrechtsen’s Jurisprudence
Tasmanian Parliament – proposal for change
The Importance of Green Spaces in Cities
James Boyce launches Island 126
Health: My Cry from the Heart
Health: My experience of Lara
HCC must knock this obscene plan on the head
McKim’s stable government
Our corrupt legal system
Occupy Wall Street: Why So Many Demands for Demands?
Should there be a maximum wage? Wall St demos. How traders really think ...
Let's Ban Political Editorials by Out of Touch Editors
Terrorists, sex and violence: cowards ruled, heroes overruled
Did defaulting rescue Argentina and could it work for Greece?
Bolt decision: ‘Irresponsible journalism illegal’? Think again
Bob McMahon: Protests to escalate if project continues
Letter from Cairo: the struggle for a free press
PM fiddles while apparatchiks plunder ALP empire
In defence of our defenders
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Live Export Shame Tasmania
Loss of more than just a theatre company
Is It Weird Enough Yet?
Tsunami to hit Australian real estate
China: the greater the bubble, the greater the collapse
Missing in South Hobart
Queer eye for a straight victory
The Media and 9/11: How We Did
Is national heritage a sham?
Selling West Papua to buy Peace with Indonesia ~ Realpolitik or Terrorism?
Epitaph for Another September 11
Why Political Coverage is Broken
Into the Abyss. IGA secret agenda, says TFGA
This has got to stop
Window to Togatus (7): Go Forth Wharfie, Punch Someone
Tasmania ... Ripe for the Plucking
Why David Hicks must win
With a rare touch of restraint the term tree-hugging was not used ...
Reflections from the vigil-site, Long Reach
Systematically Biased Reporting
Forget democracy. It's corporations that rule the west
Australia: The Consequential Country
A pressing case for standing up to Rupert Murdoch's bullying
Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not
Lies, promises and mandates
Public opinion and representative democracy
Geoff's Best Reads
Wealth creation: Surface appearance and reality
Pontville: Politics and people
Rotten, stinking and crawling with maggots
Will Thomson probe cause the HSU to implode?
Better get a lawyer, son. Permits. Code Green strike. Forestry incorrect
Window to Togatus (7): Hannah's Devine response
In Australia the people are sovereign
My Cry from the Heart: Deliver Us From The Message
Shocking Beyond Belief
We're old and gray ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The Dangers
Our survival insurance policy
Window to Togatus (6): Nancy v. Warnie
From This ... to ... This
Marriage equality not the main issue
Tasmania verdant with Green tourism
Going Bush ... err Bust (now with added notes)
The Silver Bullet Men
Planning - Environmentally Sustainable Development
Framing The Narrative: Murdoch v. Assange
Global holiday for moon landing anniversary
Window to Togatus (5): My Q&A night with Lara and Tony ...
The Politics of Tasmania: How to Lose Friends and Ostracise People
The Question ...
Naughty Tobacco Industry - needs a good spanking
Reach to the Sun to Save the Koala
Building the Grail Castles
Biomass burning ... the better plan
Consciousness Lost. Looking back at 1972
Carbon tax: A very great move in the teeth of the Big End of Town
The Magical Expansion of Life Beyond Earth
Opinions, values, journalism and David Hicks
Taking Planning Seriously
The Sadim Touch
Ruminations of a barrow boy
Kingmaker Graham Richardson says Wilkie could bring down Gillard
Deal or no deal? Reflections on Tasmania’s forest agreement
Window to Togatus (3)
Bryan Green: Two hats and neither fits properly
Tasmania and School Retention Rates. Unfair treatment in a mainland education broadsheet
What really happened in the 1980s and where are we now?
Live Cattle Export - the industry view
Woodchips or Live Exports ...
Gay marriage and a Dissenting Christian
A handful of thoughts before the dust
Space for Peace
ABC: The Royal Park rally should have been covered
TT Line and the footy bill ...
How to bid farewell to the Governor
The Complacent Country
A Cry from The Heart: Aerial Spraying Regulation Farce
Letter to all Tasmanian Councillors
Gunns pulp mill permit to expire again?
Public native forest transition inquiry
Prince of Wales on the Future for Food
Death of terror's big fish leaves a sour taste
Everything in duplicate
A healthy nudge? No, shock us to our souls
God ’elp us all!
Aussie, Christian or universal values?
Thinking About Anzac 2011
ANZAC Day as a Day for Peace
Environmentalism: The Way Forward
Founding fathers turn on urban Greens
Watch out for Captain Greenwash!
Can journalists ever be heroes? Is journalism worth dying for?
Gunns Pulp Mill - Transport & Road Safety Concerns – updated for 2011
How can this be possible and who is the winner?
The extraordinary assault on Andrew Bolt and freedom of speech
Input Side Insanity
The Mauritius economic miracle
Are private forest growers “missing in action”?
Christmas Island asylum seekers desperate to escape hell
Farmers complain about rain, there's too much
Soap opera with tawdry end
island Earth launches into Second Life
Gunns proposed plantation policy: an open letter
Two-faced policy on refugees exposes Liberals' ugly side
M.L.C. elections heating up
Not the final word
The Great Betrayal
Putting the 'Un" in Australian
Forestry Roundtable – Working for the Man
Laws that give corporations power over people
ABC of The Fox