Ian MacDonald and Lee Rhiannon: How many (Australian) Green(s) Miners are there?

As an interesting sidenote to the scandals surrounding former NSW Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister Ian MacDonald and the mining industry, during the research for my previous article I came across the NSW Greens’ voting record for the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Bill of 2005. As well as this, I also came across […]

If Rudd is serious about cleaning up NSW Labor, then Albanese and Cameron need addressing….

Early on Sunday morning on the ABC’s Insiders program, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the following statement to Barrie Cassidy in response to a question on the health of the Australian Labor Party and the current election campaign: Thirdly, I think we also saw something wrong happening in the Labor Party. We’ve seen of course […]

Further Pecuniary Interest Problems Shroud Kevin Rudd’s Office

Last week I published a story that questioned the accuracy of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Pecuniary Interest statements.  This story focused predominantly on the Canberra (35 Mueller St, Yarralumla) and Noosa (“Ocean Blue”) properties that The Rudds own, not to mention the way that they were officially referenced by Mr Rudd, in accordance with Standing […]

We seriously need to talk about Kevin’s undisclosed income….

With Kevin Rudd’s return to the Prime Ministers’ Office, there’s been a whole raft of questions that have arisen about the state of the Federal wing of the Australian Labour Party. From Jessica Rudd raising the heckles of a lot of members of both the Public Service and the Press Gallery within Parliament House through […]

Cisco, Snowden, Canberra and Hacking…. Has Australia’s Parliament House been bugged?

Over the past couple of weeks since Edward Snowden started making accusations against the US Intelligence community as a whistleblower, there’s been a lot of focus on the level of engagement that IT companies such as Google, Skype, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo have with the more clandestine elements of the US government. But while there’s […]

A peruse through Prime Minister Gillard’s financial interests……

One of the more peculiar things that I’ve noticed about the current parliament is that nobody’s done a really thorough analysis of Prime Minister Julia Gillard‘s Pecuniary Interests (aka “Members’ Interests”) over the course of the past three years.  While there’s been the occasional reference to her house in the Electorate of Lalor and Mr […]

Playing politics with same sex and gender diverse people’s lives…

Over the past six months, I’ve been getting pretty disillusioned with the entire “Marriage Equality” debate and a lot of the federal politicians that have been supporting it. Like a Bull with a sore head, some of them have been consistently pursuing something that they know won’t happen in the current parliament, regardless of how […]