Letter to the editor: DEVELOPING THE REGION, NOT PLAYING POLITICS

Mr Devlin asks what Labor did about the Maldon-Dombarton line when in Government.   It was the Wran Labor Government that commenced the project that was subsequently cancelled by the Greiner Liberal government. Continue reading

GAMING MOBILE BLACK SPOT FUNDING: A MALCOLM TURNBULL INNOVATION

“Are you there? Hello, are you there?” You could be driving down any highway in regional Australia and the phone goes dead. You’re left talking to yourself. How often has that happened to you? Continue reading

Getting across Australia’s digital divide

This week sees the twenty fifth anniversary of the World Wide Web, marking a quarter century of our migration from the tangible world to the increasingly virtual one.   Continue reading

WE MUST BRIDGE THE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE DIGITAL HAVES AND HAVE NOTS

Recently we witnessed the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, marking a quarter century of our migration from the tangible world to the increasingly virtual one.   Continue reading

the medicare freeze will create a 'healthcare siberia' in rural australia

This sounds like the leader for a B-Grade horror flick, but it's not.    Continue reading

The Moneyball Approach to Clobbering Drug Abuse

In the 1990s, the general manager of a modest-sized professional baseball team based in Oakland decided that he needed to do things differently.    Continue reading

ice treatment cuts hurting north east victoria

North East Victoria is feeling the effects of illicit drugs, especially ice.   Continue reading

FEDERAL DRUG TREATMENT CUTS HAVING A HARSH IMPACT

In Geelong and surrounding areas communities are feeling the effects of illicit drug use, including ice. Services just can’t keep up with demand.   Continue reading

treatment services lacking on the gold coast

The Gold Coast is feeling the effects of illicit drugs like ice. A substantial number of new patients entering rehabilitation are using this dangerous drug. Unfortunately for them and those trying to help them, available treatment services just can’t keep up.  The Continue reading

How to save the Australian steel industry without tariffs or subsidies

The Port Kembla steelworks and industrial workforce have shaped the character and folklore of the Illawarra.   Continue reading