MALCOLMS CSG WEDGIE SURE TO BACKFIRE IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Malcolm Turnbull should have consulted with his regional MPs before making coal and gas mining his signature cause for 2017. The naked attempt to wedge Labor not only makes it harder to settle  sensible bi-partisan energy policy for the long term but it could really back fire on him. Some of the biggest opponents to expanding coal and gas mining are on his own backbench.  Continue reading

LABOR SLAMS 'CONFUSED COALITION' ON TELCO COMPETITION

When we think about market dominance, we jump straight to the banks, major supermarkets and big retailers. But the industry that should be on our radar is the telecommunications industry, which is at the epicentre of competition disputes. Continue reading

NO COUNTRY ESCAPE FOR HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

Can’t afford a house? Barnaby Joyce recently suggested that you just need to get out of Sydney and Melbourne. This kind of cold indifference is callous, and shows a startling ignorance for how widespread the issue of housing affordability is. Continue reading

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