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Budget cuts are an attempt to bully the ABC into silence | Andrew Fowler | Opinion - ay 9, 2018 | The Guardiab

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theguardian.com Budget cuts are an attempt to bully the ABC into silence | Andrew Fowler | Opinion Andrew Fowler T he bullying of the ABC with the latest round of budget cuts is a stark example of how the federal government wants to kill questioning journalism. Vicious attacks on the ABC certainly came from both major political parties in the past, but whereas Labor, by its political orientation at least pays lip service to dissent, there are no such restraints on the Liberal National Coalition. And as the government has shifted to the right, the attacks on the ABC have been more overt, with the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, pointedly referring to the ABC (and the Guardian) as “dead” to him . Dutton was angry at the role of journalists in holding him to account. There is a belief in the government that if they keep attacking the organisation, and cutting its funding, it will eventually blunt its journalism. Unfortunately

The Guardian | Opinion: Australia has neglected its relationship with the Pacific – but that can change | Australia news on April 25, 2018.

theguardian.com Australia has neglected its relationship with the Pacific – but that can change | Australia news A ustralia’s responsibility to the Pacific is unique – besides our historical ties with the UK, it is the only relationship specifically mentioned in the constitution . And for 10 of the more than dozen island nations in the region, unquestionably their most important bilateral relationship is with our country. Two things we often forget. But for the last half decade or so there have been three very clear signs of a distinct step back in terms of Australia’s engagement with the Pacific – all of which has materially changed the way we are viewed in the region we call home. Sign up to receive the latest Australian opinion pieces every weekday Firstly, and perhaps where most attention is often singularly focused, there has been an overall reduction in Australia’s international aid. Even though this has been conc

I Thought Labor Was Heading for Disaster. Now calum Campbell Is Voting for Corbym: The Guardian | Opinion - June 2, 2017:

theguardian.com Calum Campbell W hen Theresa May called a snap general election, the first thing I did was call my dad, Alastair Campbell, to tell him how smart and strategic a move I thought it was. I believed that the Labour party would face catastrophe. That voters in Labour strongholds across the north of England would crave her policies on immigration, fear Jeremy Corbyn’s historical links to the IRA, and clamour for the modern-day iron lady. Theresa May clearly felt the same, kicking off her campaign in Hartlepool with a smile that suggested a belief that the election was over before it had even started. What this campaign has shown is just how out of touch I was. Britain is a country that is desperate for change. People in Brexit strongholds, such as Burnley – the home of my football club and where I have close friends – voted for Brexit in unprecedented numbers. I believed at the time – and still do to some exte

Gonski 2.0 Is The Best Chance to End The Funding Wars. Then other Reforms can be Addressed: The Guardian | Opinion

The NHS Got Lucky - For Now Cyber Attacks Will Only Get Worse by Beau Woods: The Guardian | Opinion - May 15, 2017

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