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Sinodinis Resigns; Full Ministerial Reshuffle Must Follow

THE RESIGNATION from Tony Abbott’s ministry by Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinis — sidelined since March after being implicated in an ICAC investigation — is welcome, overdue, yet warrants no acclaim; Sinodinis’ leave from ministerial duty has been badly mishandled, but his belated departure provides an opportunity for Abbott to extensively reshuffle (and fix) his sometimes misfiring frontbench. 1,495 more words

Much obliged The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity

By Richard Cooke 

Australian politicians love the idea of mutual obligation. But the disparities underlying it are becoming more and more extreme. Welfare recipients are painted as getting “something for nothing”, and pushed into more and more restrictive versions of the social contract. 5,310 more words

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On Australia's cuts to Federal Foreign Aid

Recently, the Australian Treasurer released some information on cuts to Australia’s nationalised foreign aid programs. I have observed many Australians express concern and in some cases… 1,374 more words

Australia Finds Shelter on the Leigh Side

Story by Emmjay

In late barking news today, the Pig’s Arms cub reporter Manne O’Manne reports this report:

Australia has a new PM !

After months of speculation and rumours, Tony Abbott finally admitted that he and Country Joe and the Fish had no effing clue about how to run the country. 196 more words