Category Articles - Opinion

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)

Honouring remembrance

'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Massive loss to Tasmania when the Carbon Tax is repealed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

Charlie wins

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

Misleading Maps?

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

Poisoned Planet

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

Sacred Promises

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?

Code Fail

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

Atrophy

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

Continued ...

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

Continued ...

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

You Hypocrites!

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

Truth-defeating devices

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

Muffled Voices

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

“I’m Sorry”

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

Beaming ...

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’

Sunny uplands

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

Silence!

We sentence you to Ten Days on the Island

Hey, PAL

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

The Condemned

Sister City

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

Mining Bauxite

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

Wreckers

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

Tony’s Tropfest

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

Vandemonian Dreaming

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

A Greenwash

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?

Australia Day

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

Lara’s Gambit

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

Earth rising

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

Caught out

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?

Sleep, Interrupted

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

Teens…

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

Over beyondblue

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

Thanks Coach!

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!

Tassie Gems

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

News Values

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

Two ex-premiers blast minority governments

The gross failure of animal cruelty sentencing

Dispossessed

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 ...

Greenacres

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

Occupied Economy

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 ... ?

Interstate resentment

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 ...

Man-flu

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 ...

Food security

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

Beautiful Madness

Thrilled

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

Scientific Heresy

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

Lara’s Metaphor

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

Community capers

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

Ancient History

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

Technology blues

Window to Togatus (7): Hannah's Devine response

Winston’s way

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

Simply reckless

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

Big Bang

The Magical Expansion of Life Beyond Earth

Opinions, values, journalism and David Hicks

Taking Planning Seriously

Bedside ritual

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

A vision

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

Pulp Fiction

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