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» 22/02/2011 5:54:33 PM Scott Morrison is a former Head of Tourism Australia. He was campaign director of the succ.....
» 19/02/2011 4:31:48 PM Quite simply, organisations that want government funding for their activities should abide.....
» 19/02/2011 4:23:51 PM While there are 2 million Australians [prime minister] chasing 200,000 vacancies [ABS] the.....
» 25/08/2010 4:12:00 PM As the main stream media devoted their attention to Julia's earlobes and Tony's athletic f.....
» 22/12/2009 7:39:19 AM The rise of mass tertiary education has meant that academically weaker students are gainin.....
» 6/11/2009 10:35:32 AM Well who would want the American system, which costs more to deliver less. When NIB demutu.....
» 30/09/2009 4:32:00 PM We can't keep subdividing our market gardens in good rainfall areas to create suburbia. Ur.....
» 25/09/2009 10:28:40 PM Thanks for an interesting article, I didn't realise that 1 in 8 working age adults relied .....
» 23/09/2009 4:06:21 PM I think its disgraceful that a prisoner who has done his time is hounded by vigilante grou.....
» 7/09/2009 1:26:31 PM I doubt the safety of a mobile phone based messaging system, because it relies on phone to.....
» 1/09/2009 11:29:23 AM In the 1960s young women were judged by the status and earning capacity of the man they ma.....
» 31/08/2009 1:37:45 PM All women are disadvantaged by the societal expectation that women will leave the workforc.....
» 24/08/2009 5:43:45 PM re Genocide in Palestine. "Leaders start to draw on their historical right to the la.....
» 12/08/2009 9:16:44 AM Golly Gosh, what a lot of words to explain that Glyn Davis is repositioning Melbourne's ol.....
» 11/08/2009 3:55:06 PM I wonder whether veiled women chose their mode of dress or have it imposed upon them by th.....
» 11/08/2009 3:48:16 PM Glad to see that our Super system is a discussion topic. For too long its been the Wild W.....
» 10/08/2009 4:11:27 PM I waded through to The Telegraph website and saw a video of Ms Niqab wearer. She describes.....
» 8/08/2009 9:53:19 PM Australia has dress standards. Nudists can't use public transport unless they cover up. .....
» 6/08/2009 11:52:53 AM Veiling muslim women is as indefensible as - orthodox jewish women shaving their hair on .....
» 6/08/2009 11:45:06 AM Women with veiled faces shouldn't travel around unaccompanied by a male relative - that's .....
» 4/08/2009 4:16:53 PM State aid for state schools. I won't object to Melbourne Grammar digging up their oval fo.....
» 4/08/2009 4:05:33 PM Catherine Teo says that people have a choice, I am not so sure she is right. Every one o.....
» 15/06/2009 1:54:57 PM Irrespective of the wrongs that occurred 40 years ago, or even 20 years ago, we live in th.....
» 10/06/2009 9:13:36 AM Whole heartedly agree. It's interesting to read Ross Gitten's article about the efficacy.....
» 6/06/2009 10:42:07 AM What happened to the workers wealth when Fletcher Jones reorganised?.....
» 2/06/2009 11:26:19 AM I wouldn't mind if the money was being spent building infrastructure but its being fritter.....
» 12/05/2009 4:05:50 PM Shadow Minister at this point in time Queensland performs badly on most measures. In fact .....
» 11/05/2009 10:34:45 AM My reading of the PPL is that discrimination against women of child bearing age will decea.....
» 11/05/2009 10:01:13 AM Engendering fear in a community or an individual is a well practised control technique. T.....
» 11/05/2009 9:49:27 AM Eva Cox advocates an increase in the single pension rate of $30 per week because single pe.....
» 11/05/2009 9:03:56 AM The UK pays all its citizens who worked an aged pension. By all accounts their aged pensio.....
» 7/05/2009 2:05:47 PM Ozandy, our society has a social safety net so that people will not starve if they do not .....
» 7/05/2009 11:45:05 AM There is an implicit assumption about the level of income that is reasonable for superannu.....
» 7/05/2009 11:35:21 AM In this decade the increased powers of the AFP has been a threat to the citizenry's civil .....
» 7/04/2009 10:00:12 AM Wendell Cox is still pushing to increase the urban sprawl onto the last of our well watere.....
» 7/04/2009 9:49:35 AM Craig Scutt links to a DFAT publication that says two thirds of Australia's agriculture wa.....
» 6/04/2009 5:36:05 PM Thanks for your article Keith. I am familiar with the current algaeal bloom in the Murray .....
» 3/04/2009 12:36:33 PM Isn't the Defence Department out of control? News of the Prime Minister's temper tantrum w.....
» 28/03/2009 5:14:16 PM It's hard to imagine the hardship that people living on pensions live under because you ra.....
» 28/03/2009 4:59:33 PM Not only is there a wide gulf between educational standards between selective high schools.....
» 16/03/2009 11:50:05 AM At the moment the tax payer wields the stick to restrict CEO salaries. If a corporation a.....
» 26/02/2009 2:52:24 PM I think ShazBaz00? fails to recognise the byzantian funding that is used to fund private h.....
» 13/02/2009 7:03:15 PM Saw David Packham on TV and now listened to Dr Attiwell. I am reminded of the forestry c.....
» 13/02/2009 12:06:39 PM For the life of me I don't understand why people who buy bush blocks with a little home ne.....
» 13/02/2009 10:24:52 AM I was shocked to hear the findings of the Canberra bushfires - if the garden was mulched,.....
» 12/02/2009 12:39:26 PM David I have to agree that the traditional methods of fuel reduction burning aren't occurr.....
» 12/02/2009 10:12:40 AM Yes the CFA needs to use sirens because although Early Warning Networks work well, they do.....
» 10/02/2009 7:14:13 AM Cheryl, how low can you go? Describing your opponent as NAZI isn't a creditable debating s.....
» 5/02/2009 7:23:42 AM Darcy's mother had expressed concern over the father's capacity to care for his children f.....
» 4/02/2009 9:31:06 AM Mirko you really don't like Rudd, do ya? Neither do I! I would much rather Rudd pumping .....
» 4/02/2009 9:10:16 AM Thanks for your clearly written article Mr Keim. If we don't listen to the acknowledged .....
» 3/02/2009 9:49:35 AM Living in Melbourne the media treated us to pictures of Mr Freeman's rented apartment [cha.....
» 2/02/2009 11:00:02 AM Welcome Milo! Fortunately for Australia "we haven't tried capitalism" because o.....
» 2/02/2009 9:13:27 AM The inaccuracies in this article start in paragraph 1. Hayek was Austrian! Claim #1: that.....
» 2/02/2009 8:01:29 AM Alternatively Getup is campaigning against the internet filter at http://www.getup.org.au/.....
» 1/02/2009 1:19:13 PM Everyone heard the ABC Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:25pm AEDT Heatwave a sign of climate change: Wo.....
» 30/01/2009 9:25:27 AM Rosie Williams seems in favour of internet filtering to protect innocents from dangers lur.....
» 29/01/2009 9:50:09 AM In the case of Bamaga, the top end of Cape Yorke has all sorts of agriculture restrictions.....
» 29/01/2009 9:33:30 AM Its interesting to see a Queensland management academic writing about Australian education.....
» 28/01/2009 11:50:10 AM Thanks for the article Nina, I fully expect that the Federal Government must pull that ad......
» 28/01/2009 11:23:16 AM Leigh - Just because the original inhabitants of this continent didn't build permanent bui.....
» 27/01/2009 10:34:05 PM This article first appeared on the day after the NSW Teacher unions settled their pay disp.....
» 27/01/2009 10:16:48 PM Antiseptic - the Mycareer statistics would be more meaningful if they quoted the median wa.....
» 27/01/2009 10:07:00 PM I hope that the current government will get rid of the incredibly expensive, inefficient a.....
» 26/01/2009 8:38:20 PM Professional women have to decide whether to change their name to their husband's surname .....
» 26/01/2009 8:16:55 PM Wing Ah Ling don't know where you get the idea that there is thousands of years supply of .....
» 26/12/2008 9:19:36 AM Spare a thought for all those people on Newstart Allowances - who get $50 a week less th.....
» 23/12/2008 9:07:36 AM Public infrastructure and more bike trails for the bike abled in the community are a mothe.....
» 22/12/2008 12:33:09 PM I think that the Bradley Report was written by some self seeking academics who say Austral.....
» 22/12/2008 12:14:47 PM This article uses child welfare as a reason to reduce welfare payments to the unemployed a.....
» 19/12/2008 9:02:58 AM Alan says "As is so often the case the best government policy is to stand back and al.....
» 18/12/2008 11:38:49 AM Thanks for the article, we seem to have forgotten that "companies are in business to .....
» 18/12/2008 11:09:59 AM Well Peter thanks for the offering from the bigoted, nasty Christian right. A letter from.....
» 18/12/2008 7:21:22 AM in the 1960s the average age of Australians was 14, now the average age of Australians is .....
» 17/12/2008 11:18:45 AM Melbourne Uni sold its 2008 intake a pup. It let 1000 students into Law. Well not really, .....
» 14/12/2008 1:22:48 PM The 15 year old youth who was shot on Thursday night has a passing resemblance to the phot.....
» 11/12/2008 3:48:37 PM Webby you must live in Brisbane. If you bothered to travel west into the Murray Darling Ba.....
» 10/12/2008 12:57:41 PM plerdsus, why am I left wing for not wanting you or your unqualified mates to control the .....
» 10/12/2008 9:02:46 AM Mr Right forgot to add that when we purchase goods from overseas we increase our foreign d.....
» 10/12/2008 8:56:59 AM I have checked the list of the unprofitable child care centres. Some are sited on expensiv.....
» 9/12/2008 5:33:43 PM My point was that employer based super schemes are not effective, because employers might.....
» 9/12/2008 8:17:24 AM Personally I don't want to see employer based superannuation schemes because at times like.....
» 8/12/2008 12:56:14 PM A timely article, made all the more poignant by its timing. Economists say that unemployme.....
» 8/12/2008 12:38:22 PM Why fuss about all these ignorant, badly behaved children harbouring a serious sense of en.....
» 5/12/2008 11:27:14 AM OK it gets on my goat to bail out large American corporations who got into difficulty beca.....
» 5/12/2008 10:19:08 AM If the Howard government had been far sighted and responsible it would have spent the mini.....
» 5/12/2008 9:16:19 AM If you believe "the scheme that will make the internet up to 87% slower, more expensi.....
» 5/12/2008 9:07:57 AM Why are we spending more on education for poorer results? Well Kenneth Davidson in The Age.....
» 5/12/2008 8:33:38 AM Like other commentators I have to ask why Rupert Murdoch who owns all the press in the fre.....
» 3/12/2008 1:31:15 PM actually HR is on a par with law and financial planning as occupations lacking in integrit.....
» 3/12/2008 12:23:49 PM Thornton is way out of step, as Crikey says today "While the Australian economy grew .....
» 3/12/2008 12:20:16 PM I can't see the relevance of mil-observer's citing of George Soros accommodation with Nazi.....
» 2/12/2008 10:26:52 AM If we allow market forces to sort out our economy we will find that some companies are for.....
» 1/12/2008 2:40:14 PM After 30 years of working in an industry that uses "head hunters" to fill positi.....
» 27/11/2008 5:28:43 AM kenny I listen to the radio while I am driving in commuter traffic or long distances. Funn.....
» 26/11/2008 3:10:07 PM JC are you messianic enough to turn the tide of the ABC's inexorable dumbing down of the a.....
» 24/11/2008 11:57:48 AM Like Clive Hamilton I am not impressed by our highly sexualised media. But I am concerned .....
» 24/11/2008 11:50:37 AM Thanks for the article. Most people don't realise that the major thought pulsing through t.....
» 21/11/2008 1:10:09 PM RobbyH - not only is your comment rude, it's incorrect. Nick Gruen isn't a self-proclaimed.....
» 20/11/2008 3:12:13 PM Daggett, perhaps Sheila Newman's comments about all geologists working for the same organi.....
» 20/11/2008 2:59:00 PM PALE - which water supply has been sold? to whom? Most families need affordable childcare.....
» 19/11/2008 6:40:58 PM Daisym asks if I believe that capitalism causes wars. Well sweetheart my family were merce.....
» 19/11/2008 2:49:43 PM JamesH - why is a report only credible if it follows the current journalistic fashion of p.....
» 18/11/2008 2:02:09 PM LizT Reeves shouldn't be in court because there are 500 to 700 victims. He should have bee.....
» 18/11/2008 1:24:09 PM This is the first time I understood that the Butcher of Bega had removed external organs o.....
» 17/11/2008 10:43:07 AM The nightly TV ratings that are published for commercial stations to set their advertising.....
» 14/11/2008 1:06:43 PM CountryGal there was a scandal in Albury last year when Centro Lavington fired their troll.....
» 14/11/2008 10:46:30 AM Daisym - productivity is a measure of output per worker. When New Zealand removed farm su.....
» 13/11/2008 5:05:45 PM Like Tania I find the choice of superannuation fund an absolute hazard, and I have worked .....
» 13/11/2008 4:49:51 PM Ben Elton uses a similiar take on history as the basis of his book "The First Casualt.....
» 13/11/2008 2:16:05 PM Yet another anti-abortion article from Tankard-Reist. Sorry about Dr Moeller's circumstan.....
» 10/11/2008 6:46:01 AM if you want to meet men - get involved in the same sort of activities that men like, go sa.....
» 30/10/2008 10:29:26 AM It's a disgrace that the Labor government is perpetuating the political grandstanding of t.....
» 30/10/2008 10:17:03 AM The Religion Report has been axed by Sue Howard who is notorioous for her hatred of Radio .....
» 30/10/2008 10:08:06 AM runner if Senator Conroy succeeds in building his Net Nanny the response times will be so .....
» 29/10/2008 7:14:53 AM EVO your post says a lot about your absorption in your self body image. I imagine you blam.....
» 28/10/2008 10:31:57 AM Newhouse I am not saying that Julian McGauran should get married before he comments on wom.....
» 28/10/2008 10:22:46 AM On the surface, with reference to his address, marital status, details of his life in the .....
» 28/10/2008 9:22:49 AM Jeremy assumes that low income people can exercise choice. After being belittled by Centre.....
» 27/10/2008 8:28:42 AM A couple of comments about last night's Compass program on the changes to Victorian law. N.....
» 22/10/2008 9:32:16 AM The government has applied Keynesian economics to inject money into the economy, guarantee.....
» 18/10/2008 7:10:02 AM Col when I started working the median house price in melbourne was 3 times the graduate st.....
» 17/10/2008 4:59:27 PM Pericles I was just extrapolating from some women who I am aware of The women who worked .....
» 17/10/2008 12:08:08 PM Whilst Australia continues to not provide paid maternity leave we will continue to dumb do.....
» 17/10/2008 12:00:57 PM I was surprised to see the model used by the Victoria Racing Club to promote the Caulfield.....
» 15/10/2008 7:54:20 PM Suggest Col_Rouge read Naomi Klein The Shock Doctrine or any number of histories of South .....
» 25/09/2008 8:50:07 PM Oh Precious, take a trip to La Paz, Bolivia and walk from downtown to Hotel Europa. Most l.....
» 25/09/2008 8:42:49 PM netjunkie your arguement is spurious. In Victoria abortion is permitted under law, but fe.....
» 25/09/2008 1:57:32 PM Ciao if so many people are happy to raise and love downs syndrome and autistic children wh.....
» 24/09/2008 8:35:32 AM There are many ways of solving the problems of how do we support people who are too old to.....
» 19/09/2008 6:59:08 AM Malcolm Turnbull will have broad electoral appeal but will he have the support of his Parl.....
» 16/09/2008 8:41:28 AM Kevin Rudd is to the right of Malcolm Fraser. People who voted against John Howard probabl.....
» 15/09/2008 3:33:04 PM If we have universal health care and universal superannuation systems this should be cheap.....
» 13/09/2008 10:08:58 PM Josh_for_social_justice,"the high incidence of depression among women who do have abo.....
» 13/09/2008 6:48:30 PM I find it ever so odious that those people who oppose abortion overlook the real problems.....
» 12/09/2008 5:22:03 PM The legislation before Victorian Parliament is to bring the law into line with current abo.....
» 11/09/2008 11:21:10 AM Daggett - Belly is correct, we are on the slippery slope and the rest of our utilities wil.....
» 11/09/2008 8:38:55 AM JamesH I am surpried that 67% of wage earners earn less than the average wage. The statist.....
» 11/09/2008 8:29:07 AM Nothing like a few numbers to paint the picture clearly......
» 10/09/2008 6:21:53 PM JamesH the reason why Eva Cox wrote the article was because 35 years ago 1. women were ex.....
» 9/09/2008 10:17:17 AM I had forgotten why I had not voted Liberal in the 2007 election. This piece reminds me. H.....
» 8/09/2008 7:46:34 AM The Victorian power privatisation is an interesting case. The State Electricity Commission.....
» 7/09/2008 6:39:15 PM Grief: Let's have a bit of perspective here please. I feel grief when my aged arthritic d.....
» 6/09/2008 9:09:24 PM HRS/Timkins, you really hate women don't you. You don't want women to have access to RU486.....
» 5/09/2008 5:53:05 PM I can't see how Melbourne's decline in rainfall this century in relation to its climatic a.....
» 5/09/2008 10:15:59 AM Thanks for the article. Women who would have voted for Hillary Clinton absolutely would .....
» 4/09/2008 7:17:04 PM Australia's superannuation system discourages employment of mature workers so older job se.....
» 4/09/2008 1:31:57 PM It's a fact that women have higher education standards than men and are often more qualifi.....
» 3/09/2008 5:26:31 PM In the 1970s we all expected that hours of work would go down to 35 hours a week, instead .....
» 3/09/2008 4:34:51 PM Cheryl, If you really want to know how well your children are doing you need to look insi.....
» 3/09/2008 9:13:35 AM American teachers earn between $28,000 and $40,000 a year. Australian teachers earn from $.....
» 2/09/2008 4:49:20 PM Paul L I remember attending a funeral in dec 2000 when there was no electricity because th.....
» 2/09/2008 12:29:43 PM While I was at the snow last week I ovrheard a loud american (are there any other kind) sa.....
» 2/09/2008 8:51:12 AM I would hate to see the Australian health care system descend into the expensive morass of.....
» 31/08/2008 6:33:47 PM Yes Arjay, Jeff Kennett fixed Victoria, throwing thousands of public servants out of work,.....
» 31/08/2008 10:39:30 AM Fractelle, I am so sorry! You need to list all of her friends and relatives who are still.....
» 31/08/2008 9:45:50 AM There are 2 parts to this debate 1. the difficulty the older job candidate has finding wo.....
» 29/08/2008 7:25:46 PM Really have to ask what's in it for Costa and Iemma. Privatisation of electricity has occu.....
» 29/08/2008 1:43:53 PM There is a tendency for the workforce youngsters to do the detailed work and the older fol.....
» 29/08/2008 1:28:55 PM There is discrimination against older workers for a variety of reasons 1. superannuation .....
» 29/08/2008 1:07:50 PM Yes you wonder how government departments that were running efficiently could continue to .....
» 29/08/2008 11:40:46 AM Yes its a very sorry state of affairs when we treat our dogs better than we treat our pare.....
» 22/08/2008 9:06:31 AM I, too, claim that adapting my eating habits to fit in with my partner has made me fat. In.....
» 22/08/2008 8:09:15 AM Tristan I think people are moving away from Online Opinion. I haven't figured out where th.....
» 22/08/2008 7:54:04 AM I think the author's agenda is not so much giving women control of their reproductive righ.....
» 20/08/2008 9:47:49 AM Great article Tristan, you forgot to quote Tim Fischer who said that there is less resista.....
» 19/08/2008 5:53:51 PM If you believe that petrol prices are going to get to $8 a litre then you are taking your .....
» 19/08/2008 9:57:04 AM Blind Freddy can see that universities are being underfunded, the % of GDP devoted to tert.....
» 17/08/2008 10:26:32 PM The American health care system is by far and away the most expensive. Americans rank 38th.....
» 16/08/2008 8:54:29 PM Privacy is a fundamental right. Google Street announced that they had filmed the major urb.....
» 15/08/2008 10:19:39 AM Thanks for your sensible article! Its term 3 and time for schools and teaching agencies t.....
» 14/08/2008 7:56:30 PM Ross Gittins Sydney Morning Herald economics commentator says http://business.smh.com.au/.....
» 12/08/2008 4:05:14 PM There is no evidence that reducing tax will increase productivity, on the contrary there i.....
» 12/08/2008 1:36:41 PM Any business consultant worth their salt can provide examples of how multinationals reduce.....
» 12/08/2008 1:08:49 PM Faustino and GrahamY the maths for this economic modelling is quite simple and well known .....
» 12/08/2008 9:55:46 AM So we should lower the company tax rate to 15% or zero. Lets be honest the multinationals .....
» 12/08/2008 9:37:48 AM When a community allows control of a utility to pass to a board room outside the consuming.....
» 12/08/2008 9:22:03 AM Medicare is not broken, as the author says 80% of private health cover is with 6 funds, 3 .....
» 12/08/2008 8:55:13 AM Do we need to re-establish why Australia needs an automotive industry? We import our trai.....
» 11/08/2008 4:47:42 PM Tragedy the reason why there were so few PhDs in earlier generations was that until about .....
» 11/08/2008 12:50:45 PM We are living in a great civilisation that has been based on fossil fuels and taming the w.....
» 10/08/2008 5:09:34 PM Peter Costello's time has come and gone. Captain Smirk should have taken the leadership 2 .....
» 9/08/2008 5:32:04 PM Col_Rouge I doubt you have ever worked with a computer model that's any more complex than .....
» 8/08/2008 2:03:45 PM Col_Rouge nothing about your failed Arts degree and stumbling into IT and calling yourself.....
» 8/08/2008 9:42:52 AM CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology were set up to apply the best science to their research ar.....
» 7/08/2008 6:28:15 PM Actually a mobile phone is like having a public phone box that tolls you for local calls a.....
» 7/08/2008 6:26:12 PM Well RodT when you buy a prepaid phone you pay for the handset, why shouldn't your $20 las.....
» 6/08/2008 6:21:38 PM H O G W A S H Yes, there are children stuck in classrooms demonstrating to themselves, ye.....
» 6/08/2008 9:23:00 AM Why are Australians commemorating our war dead so enthusiastically? Why are we digging up .....
» 6/08/2008 9:07:49 AM Thanks for your timely article John. Last week I helped an over 80 purchase a prepaid mob.....
» 6/08/2008 8:13:39 AM This paper was written for the American Enterprise Institute a neo-con think tank that has.....
» 5/08/2008 10:38:21 PM The AMA or Doctors Reform Society said that the increase in population in Victoria means t.....
» 4/08/2008 4:50:34 PM What's the problem, Liberals don't like Peter Costello that's why Howard wouldn't go, they.....
» 4/08/2008 3:18:25 PM refer http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2323407.htm to read how meterologists regar.....
» 4/08/2008 12:53:18 PM alzo, hadz, col rouge and DaisyM do not watch Four Corners tonight! do not read http://www.....
» 3/08/2008 5:00:53 PM Thanks for the article. I knew the ABCC was evil but I had no idea how bad. I voted for Ru.....
» 1/08/2008 10:04:59 AM Thanks for the article Valerie. I distrust marital advice from 60 year old gents who wan.....
» 1/08/2008 9:57:27 AM Brendan Nelson has no policy. he is just caretaking until the Liberals decide who the next.....
» 30/07/2008 7:52:29 PM Professor Tim Flannery will be on QandA at 9:30 on Thursday night on ABC1.....
» 30/07/2008 7:47:45 PM In his latest round of public speaking Professor Tim Flannery says we are using up 25% mor.....
» 30/07/2008 6:59:05 PM People handing out How to Votes at polling booths can pick voting intentions by the voter'.....
» 26/07/2008 5:05:31 PM Actually Timkins/HRS everyone needs sex education so that they know the basics of human an.....
» 25/07/2008 12:07:41 PM It's all very well to move into a tree-lined street but the predations of council workers .....
» 25/07/2008 8:59:31 AM Philo, Australia can't support a population of 60,000,000 people unless we pipe the exces.....
» 23/07/2008 11:43:36 PM ChazP the situation is nastier than you describe, not only are taxes collected squandered .....
» 21/07/2008 10:31:07 AM Sylvie Elise at the moment all coal fired power stations in NSW are owned by the people of.....
» 4/07/2008 8:57:49 AM 80% of the Australian population believe that women should have access to abortion, only 1.....
» 3/07/2008 2:48:02 PM Col has justed recommended the traditional remedy for solving a depression. This is the re.....
» 3/07/2008 2:34:51 PM Westernred, really not sure on what grounds anyone can justify introducing competition int.....
» 3/07/2008 2:01:29 PM Bronwyn knowing the change in rate of assisted suicides is meaningless. It's a bit like wa.....
» 2/07/2008 3:21:25 PM Sorry to see yet another reasonable voice decide not to contribute to Online Opinion any m.....
» 1/07/2008 10:46:41 AM At this point in time aged care is very expensive and of poor quality. If euthanasia is le.....
» 30/06/2008 5:32:39 PM PaulL, as you said yourself, you are only an engineer and you know its difficult to model .....
» 30/06/2008 5:04:53 PM I defy anyone to try to manage to raise a family on a Newstart allowance, let alone manage.....
» 30/06/2008 1:40:20 PM Bearbrass you assume that all Christians support David Palmer's rejection of euthanasia, b.....
» 30/06/2008 1:33:02 PM Australian fresh produce suffers from the ridiculous waste of energy caused by the major s.....
» 28/06/2008 7:29:04 PM The "ideal" is a monogamous union, however in this imperfect world polygamy migh.....
» 27/06/2008 10:42:11 AM HRS if you believe that the unborn have more rights than their mother you are saying that .....
» 27/06/2008 10:27:44 AM Yes, I had noticed the gender of the debaters and the thrust of the arguement and think th.....
» 26/06/2008 4:41:48 PM Andrew Leigh asserts that teaching standards were higher in the 1960's. Really? he wouldn'.....
» 26/06/2008 3:59:00 PM Reading Dr Palmer's article I understand why most Presbyterians joined with the Methodists.....
» 26/06/2008 11:44:37 AM I have tried to watch QandA but when Tony Jones permits yet another question on fuel price.....
» 25/06/2008 2:59:30 PM Therese 3 until the arrival of the $5000 baby bonus the imminent arrival of another baby h.....
» 25/06/2008 9:04:24 AM So HRS you are bringing up the adoption option again. In previous decades the babies tha.....
» 23/06/2008 2:21:34 PM Thanks for the timely article Anne O'Rourke. ScienceLaw the decision to proceed with a pr.....
» 22/06/2008 11:03:24 PM As Alan Kohler said this week - the superannuation fund providers can't break the law beca.....
» 19/06/2008 8:29:49 AM Manning I understood that a third of all elderly Australian women suffer from osteoporosis.....
» 18/06/2008 10:04:11 AM What is the problem with choosing abortion as the preferred method of contraception? It do.....
» 17/06/2008 9:27:10 PM HRS your true colours are showing, Just because you had a bitter divorce and have no or re.....
» 13/06/2008 1:31:59 PM Joseph Chamie, in the guise of former United Nations population expert, is still trying to.....
» 11/06/2008 5:12:57 PM In a Hobbesian "State of Nature" the powerful take what they want from the vulne.....
» 5/06/2008 1:36:42 PM Rather than build cycle paths local councils in Melbourne and the tram company are narrowi.....
» 5/06/2008 11:36:03 AM This very American work practice of demanding workers toil for more than 8 hours a day wit.....
» 2/06/2008 1:27:43 PM Mmmm morality. Photographing pubescent girls might be art but if there are too many photos.....
» 2/06/2008 1:15:48 PM I applaud Judith Troeth's clearly argued position. Its time to assume that women and their.....
» 2/06/2008 8:09:22 AM Ludwig when howard became Prime Minister in 1996 then was a large national debt that had b.....
» 29/05/2008 11:51:40 AM Arjay hit the nail on the head when he said "We have enormous amounts of gas which wi.....
» 29/05/2008 11:42:54 AM Thanks for your article. I think you are being too kind to the former government which h.....
» 28/05/2008 9:01:40 PM Arjay you insult Despsis and your statistics are vague. Why do you think that reducing th.....
» 27/05/2008 10:21:11 PM Arjay the federal government provides the Army, collects taxes and issues passports. The .....
» 27/05/2008 4:36:24 PM The fastest growing household in Australia is single adults. Many of these single adults w.....
» 27/05/2008 11:50:06 AM Kennett's legacy to Victorians has been no Victorian on the public payroll has a secure jo.....
» 19/05/2008 3:28:43 PM Where is Chris C when you need him? The author doesn't want to focus on pay rates, young .....
» 18/05/2008 5:05:02 PM Good on the Swiss for implementing laws to respect the dignity of life. There are some imm.....
» 17/05/2008 2:03:55 PM Thank Christ I am not Palestinian or of German or Eastern European stock. My family are no.....
» 16/05/2008 7:39:06 PM Computer studies are an amalgam of software engineering, business and maths. Some people r.....
» 16/05/2008 5:23:51 PM Col Rouge has a new moniker. The baby bonus and Family Benefit Part B are welfare payment.....
» 15/05/2008 11:32:13 AM If Don Aitken wants celebrity in his dotage for holding such scientifically silly points o.....
» 13/05/2008 9:14:51 AM I heard that "working families" make up 35% of the population. Pity the invisibl.....
» 13/05/2008 8:56:43 AM HECS style schemes rely on the borrower being better off eventually. That's not always the.....
» 8/05/2008 12:26:59 PM Have to agree with pdev that Haileybury's Berwick campus got a lot of bad publicity over p.....
» 7/05/2008 2:28:04 PM JaneS asks for irrefuteable proof that supplying 12 year old girls with contraceptives is .....
» 6/05/2008 9:33:08 AM Is Melinda Tankard Reist asking for all young girls to be removed from their communities s.....
» 6/05/2008 9:21:45 AM All pharmacuetical products need to be clearly labelled so that medical professionals and .....
» 4/05/2008 5:04:41 PM Red_Neck has failed to explain why the majority of Asutralian tax payers would be better o.....
» 4/05/2008 3:12:10 PM Ooops the Olivier Index counts the number of advertised vacancies, so each Telstra positio.....
» 4/05/2008 3:09:16 PM It has been fairly obvious in the ICT industry that employment agencies make more money pl.....
» 4/05/2008 2:37:14 PM From my reading of Col_Rouge's posts over time, he studied Art in London in 1978, dropped .....
» 4/05/2008 10:06:01 AM What do we expect from our teachers? Do we expect teachers to instil in their young charg.....
» 3/05/2008 3:15:33 PM Gibo people in third world countries don't deserve the raw deal that christains have meted.....
» 2/05/2008 6:21:25 PM Cartman, explain "Pig Iron Bob" please......
» 2/05/2008 10:48:27 AM Glad to hear your workplace isn't insisting on 50+ hours per week, all year long. Ambiti.....
» 2/05/2008 10:05:17 AM A few years ago I heard an examiner for the year 12 NSW English paper rank schools perform.....
» 1/05/2008 3:28:32 PM Yes if Australia is to continue to consider itself a first world economy then it should in.....
» 30/04/2008 9:36:47 PM I question whether we really do have a skilled labour shortage or an excess of hyperbole. .....
» 30/04/2008 9:14:20 PM Seeker your lack of knowledge should be no basis to contest other people's statements. Do .....
» 30/04/2008 4:15:56 PM Des Moore says "The more important justification for improved education standards lie.....
» 30/04/2008 3:55:27 PM Thanks for the article. I agree wholeheartedly. Might I point out that the in 1950s comp.....
» 11/04/2008 9:40:42 AM Australian industry has suffered from the second class status of the companies and their d.....
» 7/04/2008 4:30:31 PM Paul.L says "that you are better off being poor in a country like Australia than bein.....
» 4/04/2008 1:54:06 PM TurnRightTurnLeft, I don't believe we have a desperate skills shortage if the IT industry .....
» 4/04/2008 10:04:59 AM The Centre for Independent Studies is a right wing think tank that wants small government .....
» 3/04/2008 10:41:20 AM There are population researchers who have analysed the costs and benefits of our migration.....
» 2/04/2008 5:05:45 PM Malcs, Geelong Grammar gets the highest SES funding because its calculated on students res.....
» 1/04/2008 9:24:34 AM waterboy I thought the constitution guaranteed us freedom from having a state religion foi.....
» 1/04/2008 8:24:02 AM Thanks for the timely article Binoy. I notice that yesterday the Australian financial comm.....
» 31/03/2008 9:54:33 PM Col you might feel a frisson of virtue when you pay your electricity bill to the electrici.....
» 31/03/2008 7:41:04 PM You will find that dedicated greenies only scrub out the toilet bowl and pour vinegar down.....
» 30/03/2008 9:56:17 AM Col_Rouge in 1976 Victoria had the most integrated water management systems in the world a.....
» 29/03/2008 9:48:00 AM Competition is a wonderful thing. You really get excellent service from the subservient .....
» 27/03/2008 5:31:00 PM Well Waterboy if you had had a reasonable education you would have understood that Table 2.....
» 27/03/2008 11:21:58 AM Australian Environmental Foundation was set up in 2005. It is a front for the Institute of.....
» 27/03/2008 10:55:12 AM Waterboy, table 2 of the aforementioned fact sheet says that in 2003 the government funded.....
» 26/03/2008 2:26:07 PM Actually Malcs my information about Exclusive Brethren comes from its teachers, observatio.....
» 26/03/2008 8:40:25 AM As a tax payer I don't want to see my taxes used to fund religious schools. I want to see .....
» 25/03/2008 8:54:58 PM Great posts, I too fear dying in pain without dignity more than being forced into "vo.....
» 25/03/2008 3:01:24 PM Col when your relative needs a place in a geriatric facility you are not presented with ch.....
» 25/03/2008 1:37:43 PM Ahh, Col Rouge your belief in the self correcting nature of the market is touching but del.....
» 24/03/2008 5:02:45 PM We have had privately run nursing homes for the frail elderly for well over 30 years now. .....
» 24/03/2008 4:20:52 PM I am always interested to know in whose interests it is to keep salary levels or financial.....
» 19/03/2008 6:44:05 PM Col thanks for the gratuitous insult, because you call me "little", I assume you.....
» 19/03/2008 9:40:52 AM Another great article and a timely reminder that the public service needs to be overhauled.....
» 19/03/2008 7:13:50 AM Yabby keeps quoting the sum of money garnered by high clas hookers and Heather Mills. I ta.....
» 18/03/2008 9:21:08 AM It's time to treat to all those people in intimate relationships equitably and fairly. H.....
» 18/03/2008 8:46:35 AM Best wishes!.....
» 17/03/2008 12:06:56 PM Thanks for the article John. I agree with you Yvonne. Yes Scorpio, carers save society a l.....
» 16/03/2008 4:51:43 PM That's funny I always thought that divide and conquer was the hallmark of British colonial.....
» 16/03/2008 7:08:01 AM While our children are being educated they are a cost to society as we pay for their schoo.....
» 15/03/2008 2:51:34 PM "Wedge politics" is a tool of neo-cons on the right. Howard turned Australia int.....
» 15/03/2008 10:57:47 AM The article by Kellie Tranter is described as "Women who speak out for equal rights -.....
» 13/03/2008 12:56:20 PM Although Richard Branson has always been hirsute and worn jeans to work his Virgin Blue em.....
» 13/03/2008 11:50:05 AM In Australia, Hudson and Julia Ross have successfully campaigned to increased skilled migr.....
» 12/03/2008 9:07:21 AM A full time pension is $271 per week and the recipient can earn up to $64 per week without.....
» 9/03/2008 4:06:41 PM The English language is evolving so fast that Marcel Proust's famous work ," In Searc.....
» 8/03/2008 9:52:34 PM 90 years after women got the vote a 50+ year old woman in a modest one piece bathing suit .....
» 4/03/2008 10:51:08 AM The Reserve Bank has very few tools with which to direct the economy, raising interest rat.....
» 3/03/2008 12:51:08 PM "Working families" is a warm and fuzzy motherhood phrase that conjures up an ima.....
» 28/02/2008 6:42:55 AM I was wondering where socialism and British political history was mentioned in the article.....
» 27/02/2008 1:30:07 PM Clearly its wrong to fund private schools that are so awash with money that they can under.....
» 26/02/2008 8:49:34 PM In September 1973 Pinochet overthrew the elected government of Allende and immediately rou.....
» 26/02/2008 5:21:23 PM How disingeneous of the Centre for Independent Studies to profess concern about raising ed.....
» 26/02/2008 4:12:09 PM Peter Saunders article seeks to justify repetition of the employment practices used in Cen.....
» 26/02/2008 2:44:48 PM Got to ask Col Rouge why he doesn't go to The United States - the land of the free or back.....
» 23/02/2008 6:44:27 AM I voted for Labor because Howard was moribund. Although I believe that Rudd is a conservat.....
» 20/02/2008 3:28:43 PM Perpetua I think teachers can quite rightly argue that they have a certification scheme cu.....
» 20/02/2008 2:48:59 PM Wow Leigh, that was the snidest put down. Makes you wonder why the authors bother publishi.....
» 20/02/2008 2:05:10 PM Murdoch has made no secret of the fact that governments change when he instructs his edito.....
» 20/02/2008 1:52:00 PM Careful Richard, you are arguing for improving maternal education. HRS will be annoyed tha.....
» 19/02/2008 9:11:48 AM The Victorian Institute of Teaching has a certification system for regstered teachers that.....
» 19/02/2008 8:24:02 AM Teachers are not paid well. Teachers have to complete university study, pay back their HEC.....
» 24/12/2007 6:19:14 PM As I understand it, in Germany, tenants will upgrade their rented apartment, repainting, f.....
» 24/12/2007 3:45:26 PM 2legit - if you are born you will eventually die. In your last 2 years of life you will co.....
» 24/12/2007 3:33:43 PM I hate to ever have to agree with Melinda about anything however I too would like to see t.....
» 24/12/2007 3:07:53 PM Interesting article, but Switzerland with it's population of 7.9 million people is not Aus.....
» 23/12/2007 5:04:27 PM Yabby you can't credibly comment on the state of the Victorian economy in 1992. You are no.....
» 21/12/2007 9:00:37 AM An article from the forestry lobby demanding to continue their practices despite making th.....
» 21/12/2007 8:15:59 AM The current situation is unsustainable there is a big gap between affordable rents and sus.....
» 19/12/2007 1:13:51 PM The thing about health insurance is that the people who have the highest incomes don't use.....
» 19/12/2007 5:38:03 AM JamesH as I understand it "gynocide" is the disappearance of female identity. I.....
» 18/12/2007 12:32:32 PM Well the way the US economy is deflating perhaps the incoming government better have a rea.....
» 18/12/2007 12:19:25 PM There are 2 issues here 1. Only "deserving" women can take sexual assault cases.....
» 17/12/2007 9:07:46 PM I believe Tim Flannery said that the world passed the point of no return in 2007. Yes we .....
» 17/12/2007 12:37:03 PM After reading this article I reviewed my Facebook entry and deactivated it. This article r.....
» 15/12/2007 5:37:32 PM Thank you Lyn Allison and Andrew Bartlett for fearlessly raising these topics for public d.....
» 14/12/2007 8:28:50 AM Baby boomers generally bought houses that were equivalent to 3 times their gross earnings......
» 13/12/2007 10:25:36 AM I have watched my parents and partner slowly die. I support access to Voluntary Euthanasia.....
» 12/12/2007 9:27:29 AM Marion Scrymgour, Charles Perkins Oration 2007 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/awaye/stories/200.....
» 11/12/2007 5:40:14 PM Why is it too late to block the mill? Construction hasn't started. The grateful taxpayer.....
» 11/12/2007 11:54:35 AM Stephen, I have to say that most people in southeastern Australia think it was a good thin.....
» 11/12/2007 10:03:15 AM Col Rouge what are you smoking? Stop it, its not good for you!.....
» 11/12/2007 9:00:21 AM The great tragedy of private schools is that it provides groups the opportunity to seperat.....
» 10/12/2007 10:33:58 AM Yabby Footscray is not a desirable area of Melbourne although moving the abattoirs out of .....
» 10/12/2007 10:16:35 AM HRS lets have a reality check here. The parents of many boys are unable to evaluate their .....
» 10/12/2007 9:08:48 AM Another article from a global warming skeptic. He's an IT engineer quibbling over scientif.....
» 10/12/2007 8:58:52 AM pmark, I am not against pastors or religious leaders earning high incomes I just want them.....
» 7/12/2007 8:35:37 AM Birth control, abortion, the pope......
» 6/12/2007 6:57:16 AM Why shouldn't people who vote Green have some representation in Parliament. The problem is.....
» 5/12/2007 7:22:50 PM Sorry Kipp, but FOOTBALL is more relevant too many people than God and such things. There.....
» 5/12/2007 6:56:23 PM Although many believe that Gary Ablett the wearer of Number 5 was God the Geelong Football.....
» 5/12/2007 3:22:03 PM The title says it all "we still hold the senate". What makes conservative trolls.....
» 5/12/2007 2:18:14 PM In my experience families send their children to fee paying schools to improve their chanc.....
» 3/12/2007 9:18:26 PM I was listening to Radio National today and heard that terminally ill people can't access .....
» 3/12/2007 3:02:22 PM What are the unions currently doing for us? In Victoria nurses had a recent industrial sq.....
» 3/12/2007 2:30:42 PM Best wishes in building a new national body to represent indigenous interests. I hope the .....
» 30/11/2007 8:59:24 AM Great article, I didn't realise the effect vacant land has on urban planning. Land tax see.....
» 30/11/2007 8:48:47 AM My parents struggled to send me to a very nice private school which has a wonderful art ce.....
» 29/11/2007 10:35:53 AM Rather than apologise to the stolen generation Howard put the boot in when he sent the arm.....
» 29/11/2007 10:26:50 AM Labor's school garden policy is as well thought out as the Howard Turnbull water plan for .....
» 28/11/2007 1:40:23 PM Thanks to the media, today's Prime Minister is a media product, he must be youthful and bu.....
» 27/11/2007 8:23:43 PM How can 1 in 5 Australians fail to vote? The woman in front of me in the polling station .....
» 27/11/2007 4:57:15 PM Chris C stick to being the expert on school administration policy. The economics teacher a.....
» 27/11/2007 12:31:20 PM The conservatives do so much damage when they are in power its hard to believe they have h.....
» 27/11/2007 11:47:54 AM Well said Daggett! Ross Gittins has also queried the lack of spending on infrastructure an.....
» 26/11/2007 3:10:40 PM Last week a dentist married to a minister of the crown, who is a trained lawyer, wrote a p.....
» 26/11/2007 2:59:37 PM I was thinking of collecting my super and skipping to New Zealand if Howard got re-elected.....
» 17/11/2007 11:18:23 AM History Buff what is your special area of expertise, Lord of the Rings? It really isn't Au.....
» 16/11/2007 9:31:55 AM We are racing headlong into the American way of life, including in the education sphere. .....
» 15/11/2007 3:50:34 PM J5o6hn is right that it doesn't take 12 months to ascertain if a person can do the job. Th.....
» 15/11/2007 11:06:42 AM Its nice of Alexander Deane to tell us ignorant colonials what to do. Pity we ignore him. .....
» 14/11/2007 9:56:14 PM Perhaps the reason that WA doesn't produce rilway sleepers any more is that they have chop.....
» 14/11/2007 4:11:36 PM VK3AUU we are obviously going to have to lose the "a baby for dad, one for mum and an.....
» 14/11/2007 10:29:35 AM Howard and Rudd are funding their porkbarrelling with GST funds that have been held back f.....
» 14/11/2007 9:46:31 AM I like the idea of democracy to have the feeling that I have control over my life, can cho.....
» 14/11/2007 9:20:20 AM Beyond the ability to recite I Corinthinians Ch 13 verses 1 - 13 my knowledge of the bible.....
» 13/11/2007 11:33:51 AM Another puff piece from a vested interest. In this case its the power companies who have s.....
» 11/11/2007 7:26:56 AM In Australia's attempt to ensure that only the deserving poor receive government assistanc.....
» 8/11/2007 11:47:22 AM I agree with Petal that the figures I quoted do not take into account the capital grants f.....
» 8/11/2007 10:34:58 AM John I liked your article. Poor fella, my country! Not sure that KRudd in power will be .....
» 8/11/2007 10:27:58 AM The state provides an education system, if you don't like it you should pay your own way. .....
» 7/11/2007 4:29:39 PM As much as I hate John Howard I will not vote for a party led by a younger version of him......
» 6/11/2007 2:28:12 PM Another simplistic article from a Liberal with training wheels on. Why should people be t.....
» 5/11/2007 11:53:48 AM The Institute of Public Affairs is a right wing think tank that doesn't want taxpayers mon.....
» 5/11/2007 11:37:49 AM The Centre for Independent Studies is a right wing think tank that is hell bent on turning.....
» 2/11/2007 9:20:00 AM A timely article for the current batch of year 12 for when they start thinking about racki.....
» 1/11/2007 10:35:49 AM You would expect a spokesman for the Centre for Independent Studies to promote small gover.....
» 31/10/2007 6:38:20 PM Dealing with The Mob is quite correct to highlight that unions that represent predominantl.....
» 31/10/2007 6:25:07 PM Pericles, according to the Melbourne University pay scales http://www.unimelb.edu.au/ppp/d.....
» 29/10/2007 10:03:35 AM The parties are so busy pork barrelling the "swinging voter" they are in danger .....
» 1/10/2007 11:52:42 AM Australia has to decide whether we want a publicly funded universal health care system or .....
» 1/10/2007 8:25:22 AM You can't equate aboriginal family culture in south eastern Australia to country culture. .....
» 26/09/2007 7:53:37 PM Xerxes - Sneekeepete is director of an aged care facility so if he says an aged care room .....
» 25/09/2007 12:20:21 PM Does Australia still suffer from the same high abortion to live birth ratio as it did a fe.....
» 25/09/2007 9:52:35 AM James H you are correct that the employment figures are subject to "lies, damn lies a.....
» 24/09/2007 12:34:24 PM A NSW HSC English examiner told his family and friends that he ranked the performance of s.....
» 24/09/2007 11:52:07 AM Why does the education minister and the Centre for Independent Studies want to test all st.....
» 21/09/2007 11:28:41 AM BN, do I want to pay higher taxes to support a universal health care system? YES, and I be.....
» 21/09/2007 9:16:50 AM Another piece from the Centre for Independent Studies which is described by sourcewatch ht.....
» 19/09/2007 9:33:14 PM Merc, Thanks for articulating my thoughts so clearly......
» 19/09/2007 10:14:39 AM Part 2 of 2 80% of disabled children live in single parent households and other siblings.....
» 19/09/2007 10:13:47 AM Part 1 of 2 Aqvarius the fact that 31% of children are born to single parents has nothing.....
» 19/09/2007 9:04:58 AM Jolanda, your baby bonus idea sounds wonderful but many people don't marry so that the wom.....
» 18/09/2007 8:38:44 AM As a society we dole out charity to the deserving poor. Obesity and smoking are more pre.....
» 17/09/2007 1:05:50 PM Well done Jean, for exposing this inequitable system to public gaze. Family members wrap.....
» 15/09/2007 12:00:29 PM As Winston Churchill famously said "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write.....
» 14/09/2007 3:40:00 PM I empathise with Daggett's CV massaging efforts. I was p*ssed off to read the following le.....
» 14/09/2007 10:09:29 AM The Sydney Morning Herald Freedom of Information Blog had a blog on the secrecy surroundin.....
» 14/09/2007 8:53:58 AM What is Timber Communities Australia? from http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ti.....
» 13/09/2007 1:42:10 PM Aqva, what a load of codswallop! 40 years ago my mother was absent for 12 months because .....
» 13/09/2007 8:29:37 AM A simple solution is to ban catwalk models who have a Body Mass Index of under 18 like the.....
» 13/09/2007 8:12:40 AM From The Age this morning http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/managers-strip-worker-rig.....
» 12/09/2007 5:24:51 PM Thanks Cacofonix I'll bear that in mind but with my degrees and experience I was hoping to.....
» 12/09/2007 3:28:25 PM I am in the same position as Haygirl, fortunately I bought my own home and put money away .....
» 11/09/2007 7:21:53 PM Runner you really are stuck on the idea that the man is the head of the household. Some wo.....
» 11/09/2007 1:04:45 PM Rhian says that mobile phones and internet are a benefit. Maybe you enjoy paying $18 a m.....
» 11/09/2007 10:11:42 AM Thanks for the link aqvaruis. The article makes some interesting observations. Society ha.....
» 10/09/2007 2:20:57 PM Rape can be viewed as a power play involving a combination of the organs of reproduction a.....
» 9/09/2007 5:51:26 PM I was told by a banker in the early 1990s that the middle class was going to shrink, a few.....
» 7/09/2007 11:32:49 PM Tapp, the cost of products rises because the corporate profits are rising faster than the .....
» 7/09/2007 4:23:20 PM When Rhian quoted the ABS statistics for hours of work I was surprised and actually unable.....
» 7/09/2007 4:07:05 PM Belly a great advantage of unionism, which many people who can negotiate their own working.....
» 4/09/2007 10:45:27 AM ha ha, tres amusant! When the engineer who built it, tells you to be afraid, be afraid! .....
» 4/09/2007 9:50:37 AM At a time when the Australian government has been taking a larger slice of GDP in the form.....
» 4/09/2007 9:40:17 AM Great article about a family that had the get up and go. What does the author think of t.....
» 3/09/2007 10:09:23 PM Have you heard that John Howard is just busting for Peter Garrett to come out and condemn .....
» 3/09/2007 6:25:20 PM BD, I doubt that Mal Brough is acting to change attitudes, it's more like his acting entre.....
» 3/09/2007 9:17:06 AM Good riddance to AWAs! Only rarely do employees have the opportunity to negiotiate their p.....
» 31/08/2007 9:33:33 AM Helen - who was Isabel Berners?.....
» 31/08/2007 9:16:10 AM 48% of Australian's view United States President George W Bush negatively. I doubt Putin i.....
» 31/08/2007 9:09:43 AM Rather than pulping 400 year old native forest to produce toilet paper why doesn't Tasmani.....
» 29/08/2007 6:00:17 PM Col although I agree [and applaud] your arguements in some forums, in this instance you ar.....
» 29/08/2007 5:28:22 PM crikey continued Potentially, property and other commercial assets that are earning an in.....
» 29/08/2007 5:24:23 PM www.crikey.com.au 29/08/07. Aboriginal assets to be seized, then rented back for profit .....
» 29/08/2007 3:28:48 PM well Realist you are a very able person. You must be one of Gina Reinhart Craig Gore Fran.....
» 29/08/2007 9:30:53 AM I couldn't understand what Labor's health policy is from this article but I do know that H.....
» 27/08/2007 5:44:07 PM I honestly don't think you should read this thread independently from the stories by Berni.....
» 27/08/2007 10:06:28 AM Bernie Matthews stories about the abuse that institutionalised children were subjected to .....
» 24/08/2007 5:59:35 PM Chindia your Catholic school received 70% of its funding from the federal government. Your.....
» 18/08/2007 10:17:18 AM Australia has a population of 21 million people. There is no reason why 1 health insurance.....
» 18/08/2007 6:30:52 AM As it stands today, a woman who has an abortion can be charged under criminal statutes, bu.....
» 16/08/2007 8:02:48 AM The system that I remediated for Y2K was originally written in 1978 and owed its architect.....
» 15/08/2007 10:01:30 AM Bauxite mining in Western Australia started in 1958 when the state was a very different pl.....
» 15/08/2007 8:47:22 AM aqvarivs said "There is a number of posters demanding that others make sure all is pe.....
» 14/08/2007 10:49:21 PM This shameless land grab and destruction of civil rights for aboriginal communities illust.....
» 14/08/2007 10:38:20 PM David Palmer might wonder why most Presbyterians joined the Uniting Church leaving a small.....
» 9/08/2007 3:02:59 PM The bill is about changing the laws that discriminate against same sex couples. The laws c.....
» 9/08/2007 12:28:40 PM Senator Allison I wish the Democrats every success in getting equal rights for same sex co.....
» 8/08/2007 6:02:19 PM As Jon Faine said on Sunday the ABC runs ABC radio, Radio National, JJJ, News Radio, Radio.....
» 6/08/2007 8:58:24 AM In Western Australia Alcoa has spent a great deal of time and effort into rehabilitating t.....
» 3/08/2007 2:04:46 PM I was educated at a private school that had consistently high university entrance results,.....
» 3/08/2007 1:05:55 PM I don't think that Gunn's should be able to remove the last remaining old growth native fo.....
» 27/07/2007 7:31:24 PM PALE, clearly Marilyn and Bobbicee had a clearer understanding of the problem. Dr Haneef m.....
» 27/07/2007 9:12:34 AM Victorian voters need to write or email to their representatives in Parliament and tell th.....
» 25/07/2007 3:47:55 PM Agree with Mr Denmore. The standard criticism of Murdoch is that he exerts tight editorial.....
» 25/07/2007 8:56:12 AM How timely for this article to still be commented upon on the day that Howard announced th.....
» 23/07/2007 8:14:40 PM This case has damaged the credibilty of the government and its agencies. Haneef has been c.....
» 23/07/2007 11:10:36 AM This case is going from bad to worse. Yesterday the Australian Federal Police said that Ha.....
» 23/07/2007 10:42:28 AM Upon my brief visit to the Kimberleys I was told that we couldn't take photos because pedo.....
» 22/07/2007 9:47:26 PM Krustyburger says that Australia has a low unemployment rate, and does he attribute it to .....
» 20/07/2007 9:27:16 AM Thanks for a great article. You did a great job of making sense out of the limited and mis.....
» 18/07/2007 9:24:15 AM I forgot to comment on the wierdness of police transcripts being leaked to newspapers. Is .....
» 18/07/2007 9:21:53 AM I have just read the report of the first AFP interview with Haneef as published in The Aus.....
» 16/07/2007 11:37:04 PM Stop horsing around, just microchip everyone's earlobe like we microchip dogs. Seriously .....
» 5/07/2007 11:19:57 AM The census data can't tell you anything about ethics or value systems of the population be.....
» 28/06/2007 1:31:04 PM lis, I hope you don't try to drive 20 km below the speed limit in Victoria in school holid.....
» 27/06/2007 1:30:33 PM The name Demos sounds like it means great thought, in classical greek tradition. Sadly it'.....
» 27/06/2007 11:28:12 AM Well said Aime. My left wing friends are amazed at how far right the Labor party has gone......
» 26/06/2007 7:06:45 PM Well Howard and Brough have cobbled their action together quickly on the back of an envelo.....
» 26/06/2007 5:13:18 PM My most miserable work place experience was at Coles Myer, it was so bad that I ended up a.....
» 26/06/2007 9:22:01 AM As most Australians are aware, you are defined as being employed if you work for 1 hour pe.....
» 25/06/2007 1:04:50 PM John Howard is on a mission to reduce the power of the states. The states are an anachroni.....
» 25/06/2007 9:52:12 AM Its timely to start a debate about whether the costs of increased GDP are beneficial to mo.....
» 21/06/2007 8:02:30 AM Everyone knows Australia blindly follows the UK and USA, the good trends as well as the ba.....
» 20/06/2007 2:05:09 PM We all know that Howard retired government debt by selling government owned assets to over.....
» 12/06/2007 11:26:50 AM Jennifer why is it better to buy your seeds from a multinational for every crop you sow ju.....
» 8/06/2007 8:02:59 PM runner you may fly, watch a plasma TV screen and live in a mcmansion but speak for yoursel.....
» 8/06/2007 12:47:13 PM The Liberals couldn't spell "environment" or "global warming" 12 month.....
» 8/06/2007 12:39:54 PM Well, I'm glad the parrot has gone from the Today show!.....
» 1/06/2007 10:47:33 PM The author is renown for her stance against abortion, contraception and always follows the.....
» 28/05/2007 3:26:48 PM Forcing women to have unwanted children when they haven't the emotional or financial resou.....
» 28/05/2007 12:21:04 PM Many years ago mining companies preferred to deal with unions, about one per worksite, rat.....
» 28/05/2007 11:45:38 AM Daniel06 there are many disgusting things that are done to people's bodies. Do you really .....
» 27/05/2007 11:02:57 PM I was listening to a radio program about abortion at the same time Ellie was posting. Th.....
» 25/05/2007 7:38:45 AM Goodthief so good of you to specify that terminating a pregnancy affects 2 people , the mo.....
» 24/05/2007 9:31:04 AM I am frightened of the blanket adoption of north american terminology like "First Nat.....
» 23/05/2007 8:13:17 AM The government still hates the worker. Not only does WorstChoices destroy pay and conditio.....
» 22/05/2007 4:27:41 PM Maryse Usher in an earlier post you said you were a volunteer counsellor. Now you are sa.....
» 22/05/2007 4:06:44 PM This reminds me of the Monty Python skit "Besides schools, roads, aqueducts what have.....
» 18/05/2007 11:12:41 AM Daniel06, dragging your cousin into this debate, although emotional, really has nothing to.....
» 18/05/2007 9:35:52 AM Ah, Dollar Sweetie knows all about industrial relations as he fought the evil confectioner.....
» 17/05/2007 11:16:39 AM Maryse Usher I would contend that when a relationship decides its not stable enough to bri.....
» 16/05/2007 7:59:30 PM Belly - Keep up the good work, some one needs to curb the excesses of unscrupulous or igno.....
» 16/05/2007 8:14:11 AM Did you know that journalists in Australia are on AWAs. Those at SBS just received their 4.....
» 14/05/2007 1:23:37 PM Runner a woman's natural role is to reproduce the next generation. So following the biolog.....
» 14/05/2007 12:29:56 PM Belly I started my working life in a new industry that had no union representation. We wer.....
» 14/05/2007 10:43:34 AM It's becoming more difficult for professional women in the large cities of Melbourne and S.....
» 13/05/2007 7:46:38 PM Go Lesley! I hope that this fight is won before I get old and frail and bcome reliant on m.....
» 13/05/2007 6:41:43 PM Gadget stop being ridiculous and demonising the actions of over 70% of Australian women wh.....
» 13/05/2007 7:56:21 AM kt mcf - "that something we would normally treasure (a pregnancy)" - its wrong t.....
» 12/05/2007 10:51:03 AM Australia is a secular state, no religion has any precedence over any other in our law. La.....
» 11/05/2007 9:15:38 PM Well said Jocelyn Scutt. This is more about control of women's fertility than anything els.....
» 11/05/2007 6:27:11 PM Rudd threw some very useful bones to small business. They are - no increase in administr.....
» 11/05/2007 4:58:23 PM ruawake check out the lists of postgraduate students enrolled at any university. You will .....
» 11/05/2007 4:55:40 PM ruawake check out the lists of postgraduate students enrolled at any university. You will .....
» 11/05/2007 4:09:42 PM When the pain of living outweighs your pleasures in life and there is no hope for improvem.....
» 11/05/2007 3:46:34 PM Actually Janus333 its even nastier than you imagine. I think if you were so politically in.....
» 11/05/2007 8:48:10 AM Santa on Steriods has a great ring to it, but this budget is more deceptive than generous......
» 11/05/2007 8:25:54 AM In the last decade potential university students have questioned the wisdom of running up .....
» 10/05/2007 9:16:37 PM I support voluntary euthanasia. Its all very well for a small vocal minority to say that.....
» 10/05/2007 7:35:47 PM Its a real dilemma to specify what you will deliver clearly, without making misleading cla.....
» 10/05/2007 7:08:19 PM Ruawake thanks for clarifying employment statistics methodology. When employers say they .....
» 8/05/2007 9:28:35 PM I also agree with Dr Leslie Cannold and Senator Natasha Scott Despoja and other women parl.....
» 7/05/2007 8:45:25 PM Nice Ducky, do you want me to critic the website layout or the words?.....
» 7/05/2007 8:26:44 AM Pale why should the Labor Party promote your interests. As a farmer you financially suppor.....
» 6/05/2007 9:49:38 PM PALE says "Farmers reps wont help us to introduce overseas buyers direct to farmers. .....
» 6/05/2007 5:30:59 PM wd, I outlined my experiences of AWAs on post http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp.....
» 6/05/2007 11:17:44 AM HRS perhaps this letter from The Age yesterday sums up many teachers' position . . . . . .....
» 6/05/2007 10:49:37 AM BOAZ_David you are so right, the only workers on very good pay belong to militant unions w.....
» 6/05/2007 10:23:10 AM Getting back to top ender's original question about how to find out information about AWAs.....
» 6/05/2007 9:46:12 AM Just because you are a farmer who is asset rich and cash poor is not a good argument for d.....
» 5/05/2007 7:16:32 PM Liam, Saturday, 5 May 2007 10:57 AM: "...consider also who funds Institute for(of) Pu.....
» 5/05/2007 12:40:55 PM Does PALE have the same mentality that existed amongst coal bosses in the early 1920s and .....
» 5/05/2007 12:11:43 PM "To violence against women, Australia says "NO". Did Julia Gillard say Sop.....
» 5/05/2007 11:24:18 AM Under Workchoices its currently "No AWA, no start". There are 306,393 AWAs lod.....
» 4/05/2007 3:52:11 PM TurnRightTurnLeft I agree with you that neither party is likely to " to offer a pla.....
» 4/05/2007 1:02:37 PM Country Gal congratulations on your successful life. I wasn't talking about people who ca.....
» 3/05/2007 11:55:37 AM The ABS produced a statistic that says union membership is falling. They used the same sor.....
» 2/05/2007 9:55:22 PM Tony Maher of the CFMEU issued the following press release http://www.cfmeu.com.au/index.c.....
» 2/05/2007 6:54:49 PM Yes Yvonne I have been there when partner became severely disabled. The welfare system is .....
» 2/05/2007 2:01:34 PM A letter writer to The Age today reckons that the founder of the Liberal Party, Bob Menzie.....
» 1/05/2007 11:32:08 AM Now "Henry Thornton" as an economist you know that 52% of Australian GDP is gene.....
» 1/05/2007 10:40:47 AM HRS I don't think that the retention rate for boys is falling. There are more boys complet.....
» 1/05/2007 10:22:38 AM Do I validate your lack of knowledge about retail by posting this comment? Well why would.....
» 1/05/2007 10:08:15 AM Two of the most strident voices against dole bludgers that I know are women whose husbands.....
» 1/05/2007 9:40:50 AM When you hear stories of nursing homes that budget 70 cents per meal per patient and purch.....
» 27/04/2007 3:34:15 PM We follow America in everything, including markers of poverty. The lower your income the f.....
» 27/04/2007 3:18:11 PM Rojo, you say that the Murray Darling Basin needs an independent authority to manage it. W.....
» 26/04/2007 9:30:25 AM Oo the contrary, Labor hasn't done enough to protect the planet for Howard's grandchild. M.....
» 25/04/2007 1:55:13 PM Just finished reading "Terminate With Extreme Prejudice" which as its title impl.....
» 25/04/2007 12:35:07 PM Yesterday's wire news stated that this government is the highest taxing government for 30 .....
» 24/04/2007 10:54:14 AM I take it Doc Halliday that you have never signed an AWA. I have signed contracts where .....
» 24/04/2007 9:26:14 AM Lest we forget that on ANZAC Day last year 3 miners were trapped underground. Two miners e.....
» 23/04/2007 9:36:32 AM Great article, a very clear and sensible argument. From letters in The Age today OUR Pri.....
» 23/04/2007 9:20:51 AM Chris C, I was going to give the figure of 100,000 a rest, it was meant to indicate the si.....
» 20/04/2007 7:47:27 PM Dead right we can't go living like this, as the Federal Treasurer said was quoted in the w.....
» 20/04/2007 10:02:42 AM Ted Trainer says "The Simpler Way could be a far more satisfying way of life. Consid.....
» 20/04/2007 9:53:11 AM Simon Templar, how can teachers teach children who are malnourished, pumped up on junk foo.....
» 19/04/2007 9:35:17 AM Simon Templar you seem to have similar experience to Graeden Horsell, he all comes from So.....
» 18/04/2007 5:18:48 PM Simon I am not arguing with you about conditions in South Australia, I am simply telling y.....
» 18/04/2007 3:46:14 PM It's very hard to have an effective prohibition on substances that are regularly used by m.....
» 18/04/2007 9:53:07 AM Before we get all very sanctimonious and say it could never happen here remember it happen.....
» 18/04/2007 9:25:32 AM Jonathan Ariel, your bio indicates that you have experience in Finance and that your last .....
» 16/04/2007 8:12:29 PM Mark Davis in the Sydney Morning Herald today http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/working-.....
» 13/04/2007 6:35:23 PM The statistics that are usually bandied about are - The average income is about $60,000 .....
» 12/04/2007 9:03:02 PM We all see the world through the filter of our own culture and upbringing. A person's reli.....
» 12/04/2007 8:47:25 PM Grey, your poo-pooing concerns over global warming remind me of stories I heard at univers.....
» 4/04/2007 9:15:33 AM Jonathan political pundits like Michelle Grattan weren't upset at Mr Rudd's idea for tappi.....
» 4/04/2007 9:01:25 AM On April 1st the Sun-Herald reported that Germany will raise the retirement age from 65 to.....
» 4/04/2007 8:26:36 AM As well as unemployment statistics the ABS also tracks underemployment rates. The ABS ha.....
» 3/04/2007 10:41:09 AM If we don't start reducing our greenhouses gases to slow down the effects of global warmin.....
» 3/04/2007 10:34:40 AM Well who has credibility? A right wing christian "family values" fella who belie.....
» 2/04/2007 7:58:14 PM Goinalong/Patrick, from my little corner of Australia I can't see that Workchoices or Malc.....
» 30/03/2007 6:30:05 PM CountryGal I can't provide a link. I watched the telecast of Michael Carmody, former Deput.....
» 29/03/2007 9:35:12 PM CountryGal according to the Australian Taxation Office the median income for Australian ad.....
» 29/03/2007 6:14:04 PM The incarceration of David Hicks is not lawful and he hasn't been charged with a civil off.....
» 28/03/2007 3:07:45 PM The unemployment rate is widely quoted as 4% but "Employed" this includes those .....
» 27/03/2007 8:51:59 AM Don't be silly - being under the control of Opus Dei - now that really would be frightenin.....
» 27/03/2007 8:47:31 AM ACTU review Workchoices from http://www.actu.asn.au/ Of all AWA individual contracts surv.....
» 27/03/2007 8:07:48 AM John Howard has just told Fran Kelly on Radio NAtional that there have been less strikes i.....
» 26/03/2007 8:12:16 AM From The Age Monday March 27th 2007 http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/workplace-law-s.....
» 25/03/2007 10:03:32 PM Pericles I don't know why you think there is a shortage of talented IT specialists, in my .....
» 25/03/2007 3:34:19 PM "We can devise a pay system that gives more to the best teachers, but test results, s.....
» 24/03/2007 4:13:15 PM Thanks for the quotes......
» 23/03/2007 8:39:03 PM shorbe I know people who have just returned from teaching in Japan where they saved more m.....
» 23/03/2007 4:31:19 PM Australia's unemployment and underemployment rate is much higher than the published 5%. Au.....
» 23/03/2007 3:58:47 PM Listening to Debenham and Iemma on Channel 7 at 4:40 on today Iemma referred to Debenham p.....
» 22/03/2007 12:19:21 PM Shorbe the initial discussion was about whether teachers should participate in merit pay n.....
» 22/03/2007 10:36:32 AM Mal Brough seems hell bent on shifting all the inhabitants of remote communities into the .....
» 22/03/2007 10:31:03 AM Thanks for a clear explanation of what we fear the Qantas takeover bid is all about......
» 22/03/2007 8:02:02 AM In The Age today http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/rudds-alp-is-selling-out-public-sch.....
» 21/03/2007 11:44:24 AM The children of my family have traditionally received their secondary school education fro.....
» 20/03/2007 8:40:18 AM You have to be kidding saying that the American health system delivers health care more ef.....
» 19/03/2007 5:55:04 PM Pericles you will be pleased to know that Jeff Kennett cleaned out the Victorian public se.....
» 19/03/2007 4:19:05 PM Can you imagine the additional bureaucracy needed to implement a merit based pay system fo.....
» 17/03/2007 5:01:51 PM CountryGal you are a sucker if you are working 80 hours a week! More so if you are amongst.....
» 17/03/2007 11:47:34 AM I have never done jury service because when I was called up I was working in an exempt pro.....
» 15/03/2007 5:16:05 PM If I was a Palestinian Christian stuck in Israel or the West Bank I reckon I would support.....
» 15/03/2007 2:12:33 PM if you read books like "Terminate With Extreme Prejudice" by Richard Belfield wh.....
» 15/03/2007 6:59:51 AM You donít realise how important work life balance is until you are faced with the results .....
» 14/03/2007 4:47:31 PM The following link is taken from Connor Hunter shows that Work Choices was designed to red.....
» 9/03/2007 8:52:06 AM Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. From The Bordermail Thursday March 8th ..... .....
» 8/03/2007 2:30:14 PM A couple of weeks ago I was at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne racing down the pedest.....
» 6/03/2007 5:03:58 PM rojo already we are importing many foodstuffs from overseas. I have no problem with impor.....
» 2/03/2007 12:30:27 PM Problems with Murray Darling Basin water 1. I know a farmer that paid $46,000 for his wat.....
» 2/03/2007 11:26:40 AM My major concern is not about Chairman Ron who has no regard for the little people. As Lor.....
» 1/03/2007 2:17:21 PM Boaz I have read your posts with horror over the months and I find your current domestic a.....
» 28/02/2007 5:25:15 PM The Minister for Water says we should grow cotton in the Murray Darling Basin because its .....
» 28/02/2007 5:14:41 PM Go Maxine Go! I hope the electorate sees the light and gets rid of this mean, visionless .....
» 28/02/2007 4:43:15 PM Richard, I think you should stick to your fields of expertise, gambling and civil aviation.....
» 28/02/2007 8:59:01 AM Its incomprehensible for able bodied people to understand that your level of disability me.....
» 27/02/2007 2:35:52 PM OC617 are you with the housing industry? Its too simplistic to say that urban developmen.....
» 26/02/2007 12:38:39 PM The shortage of affordable housing is caused in part by private investors avoiding supplyi.....
» 26/02/2007 11:00:19 AM My understanding of David Hicks is that he was kidnapped from a bus stop in Pakistan and s.....
» 26/02/2007 7:33:39 AM Coach my understanding is that Freedom of Religion is one of the tenets of the Australian .....
» 22/02/2007 2:36:14 PM I think Autralians give up their personal information far too easily, Why do we have to g.....
» 21/02/2007 5:17:11 PM Grey don't stress. While you are fit and healthy no one is going to euthanase you, and whe.....
» 21/02/2007 5:01:21 PM What can I say? The live sheep trade has a high mortality rate, livestock dies in transit......
» 21/02/2007 9:05:53 AM This ID card promises to have fewer guarantees of data integrity and security with the cur.....
» 20/02/2007 12:53:52 PM From the letters in the Age of Monday Feb 19th Could we be in for a greenhouse shock? SE.....
» 19/02/2007 9:05:58 AM I am not convinced that Australia needs to continue its high levels of immigration. Comme.....
» 15/02/2007 10:22:51 PM What is feminism? Well in 1974, despite being the highest paid graduate in Australia I was.....
» 15/02/2007 9:57:58 PM I am just listening to the tone of voice of Malcolm Turnbull on Lateline. Its a pity that .....
» 15/02/2007 9:51:58 PM Yes, I remember that when I applied for my new drivers license I ticked the box to be an o.....
» 15/02/2007 10:39:08 AM Grey, Australian philosophers hold views on euthanasia. I do not pretend to be able to arg.....
» 15/02/2007 10:02:36 AM Families choose to educate their children in state schools because they are secular, they .....
» 14/02/2007 3:37:29 PM I heard Mike Hawker from IAG being interviewed on ABC radio about carbon trading. He was s.....
» 14/02/2007 2:31:57 PM We treat our pets better than we treat our aged parents. When your elderly cat has a strok.....
» 13/02/2007 9:10:45 PM Did any one else hear that Senator Nick Minchin is telling people that Howard developed hi.....
» 12/02/2007 9:00:59 PM Steve Madden I'm pleased to see you back!.....
» 12/02/2007 9:27:47 AM Why has Graham Y editted my post of the 9th of January removing the part where I said that.....
» 12/02/2007 9:08:18 AM Electors living in the thirsty cities watching their gardens wither and die under draconia.....
» 12/02/2007 8:48:55 AM Natasha is correct in arguing that Phillip Ruddock's treatment of David Hick's has besmirc.....
» 9/02/2007 10:47:46 AM anti-green who cares about nitpicking the climate modelling numbers. There has been more .....
» 9/02/2007 10:37:02 AM Recently the ABC televised a National Press Club address by a prominent american environme.....
» 8/02/2007 1:23:31 PM Mickljo perhaps the reason that "every Australian state that appears to have terrible.....
» 8/02/2007 11:36:03 AM Did any one else listen to the Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery being interv.....
» 8/02/2007 9:45:02 AM This piece of gobbledegook is mining industry propaganda, pushed by people who don't care .....
» 8/02/2007 8:12:33 AM Col Blimp there are countless lives destroyed by violence induced by alcohol abuse in Aust.....
» 6/02/2007 8:18:11 PM Jolanda I have been accused of racism by a student who said you have given XXXX a high mar.....
» 6/02/2007 8:05:25 PM Chris C I remember that one of my friends who is primary trained elected to be in emergenc.....
» 6/02/2007 7:51:03 AM David Hicks has not been treated fairly or in accordance with Australian law. Its still O.....
» 6/02/2007 6:35:15 AM Hi Skipis well it looks like you should get on the mining company websites and apply on li.....
» 3/02/2007 11:04:03 PM Hi Skippis I have worked in IT for 3 mining companies in WA. Mining companies employ the b.....
» 1/02/2007 6:05:05 PM Yabby there are clearly jobs where you wander in off the street ask for work and get it. I.....
» 1/02/2007 5:38:29 PM Thanks for the heads up about the teaching jobs Yabby. There appears to be a shortage of I.....
» 1/02/2007 3:48:04 PM Illuvatar I would go so far as to say this government is hell bent on destroying the knowl.....
» 1/02/2007 1:12:54 PM We live in a highly sexualised society, the current fashion is for young women to look lik.....
» 1/02/2007 10:15:46 AM In 2006 I visited northern Australia and was also looking for work and found: Many mining.....
» 1/02/2007 8:29:40 AM read the comments from the Australian. http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/letters/inde.....
» 31/01/2007 7:28:59 PM Spider I am very interested in knowing more about the medicare information being sold to p.....
» 30/01/2007 5:43:15 PM It sounds weird but I have been left baby sitting kids who didn't speak English, even thou.....
» 30/01/2007 3:58:23 PM Fred Argy questions the commonly held belief that we can increase GDP by allowing business.....
» 30/01/2007 1:53:54 PM I like the idea that key medical information is encrypted on the card so that your life co.....
» 30/01/2007 12:21:04 PM thanks for the article jocelynne. I would be truly unhappy if the Anglican dioscese of Sy.....
» 28/01/2007 5:34:41 PM What a recommendation for "stand by your man" if you don't you will be poor......
» 26/01/2007 10:33:56 PM Yabby people on Newstart can't afford to take seasonal jobs because they are penalised for.....
» 26/01/2007 9:13:39 AM Yabby, northern Australian meatworks operate during the dry season. The abbattoir operator.....
» 24/01/2007 7:09:21 AM From The Age January 24, 2007 - 6:44AM AdvertisementAdvertisement Nearly 30 per cent of w.....
» 22/01/2007 7:17:21 AM Volition's para quoted below is proof of the absolute ignorance of australian history &qu.....
» 21/01/2007 11:51:13 AM Cornflower, I agree wholeheartedly with your predictions for Australian health care. I don.....
» 19/01/2007 10:48:59 PM Col_Rouge I know you are a great proponent of small government and the right to be left al.....
» 19/01/2007 10:35:25 PM In the 1990s New Zealand deregulated is labour force and their productivity rate fell whil.....
» 19/01/2007 2:05:20 PM My analysis of Blundstone's actions was a strictly Economics 101 microeconomic treatment. .....
» 19/01/2007 10:33:25 AM Well Yabby I can't argue against an entrenched belief so I am not sure there is any point .....
» 18/01/2007 8:53:15 PM The absolute arrogance of men telling women what feminism is. Its also arrogant to tell th.....
» 18/01/2007 8:45:21 PM I am sure all of the part employed science, computer science, engineering, geology, commer.....
» 18/01/2007 6:06:52 PM Of course a worker can leave a job they don't like and get another job in times of low une.....
» 18/01/2007 3:21:40 PM Yabby the mission statements of one WA mining company is "We are in business to maxim.....
» 18/01/2007 7:14:32 AM The closure of Blundstone poses some real problems for - the 360+ workers who have lost t.....
» 17/01/2007 8:32:18 PM Yabby you are correct that Australia's current account is in massive deficit. The balance .....
» 17/01/2007 11:51:33 AM In my experience poms are a pretty racist lot, there are - the migrants from the Midlands .....
» 17/01/2007 11:33:20 AM tapp not sure wy you believe that Labor and unions are going to take a persons right to ne.....
» 16/01/2007 1:03:36 PM Cornflower I know that women are often their own worst enemies but why do you say that fem.....
» 16/01/2007 10:12:01 AM Rudd shot himself in the foot when he announced his forest policy in Tasmania with a notic.....
» 16/01/2007 8:39:55 AM There has been an increase in the proportion of the workforce employed casually, teachers,.....
» 15/01/2007 6:27:09 PM Great piece Cristy! I hope that you settle into the flow and enjoy a bonny healthy baby th.....
» 15/01/2007 6:04:27 PM I had been wondering why Malcolm Turnbull was Minister for Water because it seemed such a .....
» 15/01/2007 5:45:12 PM The danger is that if Australian labour has to compete directly against global pricing tey.....
» 13/01/2007 8:43:02 AM brightspark have you also considered the large numbers [percentage] of nurses working casu.....
» 12/01/2007 4:25:55 PM While I am on about skanky work employment practices let me draw 2 more to your attention......
» 12/01/2007 3:57:38 PM The UK film the Navigator by Ken Loach dramatised the familiar processes of globalisation .....
» 12/01/2007 3:55:38 PM Recently my local suburban newspaper asked whether welfare to work was working fairly and .....
» 12/01/2007 11:49:34 AM Robg - all scientists at the CSIRO and Weather Bureau think that the increasing frequency .....
» 12/01/2007 11:42:58 AM wre - I think you are confusing literacy levels with work ready skills. I think most stud.....
» 12/01/2007 10:01:41 AM Gadget - abortion will continue in the country whether or not it is legal and under medica.....
» 12/01/2007 9:16:06 AM The Australian government has the ability to set the direction for restructuring the Austr.....
» 10/01/2007 2:44:18 PM Gadget thanks for the link to the picture of the dismembered Chinese baby. Every one knows.....
» 9/01/2007 11:44:40 AM I think that all this teacher bashing resonates with people whose last classroom experienc.....
» 8/01/2007 7:56:26 AM Gadget the definition of when a foetus becomes a human has changed over time. Until about.....
» 7/01/2007 10:52:26 PM Ah Gadget your idea gives new meaning to battle of the sexes. Why not get all men to dona.....
» 6/01/2007 4:19:32 PM StewartGlass whatís the relevance of asking when human life begins? Until itís born the fo.....
» 5/01/2007 4:32:00 PM Gents, imagine your lady friend is pregnant and asks if you will marry her to provide for .....
» 5/01/2007 12:00:01 PM Good onya Audrey for speaking out!.....
» 3/01/2007 3:24:50 PM Tragedy - the increase in bushfires probably has something to do with land adjoining crown.....
» 2/01/2007 4:56:50 PM Cornflower I understand feminism being the right to be paid the same rate for the same wor.....
» 2/01/2007 4:26:35 PM The people of Kerala state in India went on strike for 3 hours in protest at the killing o.....
» 20/12/2006 3:24:22 PM You right Edward Carson I was disrespectful but perhaps you should read this: http://www......
» 20/12/2006 11:10:21 AM While Gunns continue to lay 1080 poison to kill all predators in their forestry areas to m.....
» 20/12/2006 9:48:23 AM Chris, thanks for the link. I visited Chile 5 years after coup and I was shocked by the .....
» 19/12/2006 6:24:57 PM Rupert Murdoch openly says that his newspapers have changed Australian governments. Rupert.....
» 19/12/2006 7:20:13 AM Gusi you are right we had a media watch dog. It was called "MEDIA WATCH" at 9:25.....
» 18/12/2006 4:26:18 PM I have heard a Swinburne population expert say that when you look at the migration of the .....
» 18/12/2006 4:10:44 PM Unrestricted trading allows people to charge whatever price the market will bear. This can.....
» 11/12/2006 7:57:37 AM At the moment the Telstra billing system needs maintainance. The workers were all retrench.....
» 8/12/2006 12:41:47 PM Teeth are useful. They help us eat and if you have real problems rotting teeth can kill. A.....
» 7/12/2006 2:27:09 PM Col I wonder if you saw The Navigators on SBS last night. It was set in Sheffield and char.....
» 5/12/2006 2:54:58 PM Tapp - John Howard, Kim Beazley, Peter Costello, Tony Abbott are known church goers. Joh.....
» 5/12/2006 1:14:37 PM Wow Spider, grow up! Many of the baby boomers who have acquired a property portfolio have .....
» 5/12/2006 9:16:48 AM Excuse the subtlety Col, but Bushbred might recognise the membership costs for the Nationa.....
» 5/12/2006 7:48:58 AM Australian public opinion is very right wing. Australian press has been tightly controlle.....
» 5/12/2006 7:22:28 AM I am pleased to hear that Australia has a vigorous level of manufacturing exports. I note .....
» 1/12/2006 1:52:47 PM Col_Rouge you have bought your experiences and transplanted them holus bolus in another co.....
» 1/12/2006 12:53:26 PM The head of the Insurance Council of Australia has asked for the Carbon Tax regime in 2016.....
» 1/12/2006 8:13:41 AM Renate I have to say that most young Australian women are educated enough to be able to un.....
» 30/11/2006 3:44:30 PM well said, seether!.....
» 30/11/2006 12:58:13 PM I was taught never to mention religion, politics or sex in polite conversation. In 2006 in.....
» 30/11/2006 12:38:30 PM Well Leigh accusing Holyshadow of being homosexual is the time honoured tactic of bullies .....
» 30/11/2006 12:30:39 PM Can't believe the hype of the people who will profit by opening up the timber coups in the.....
» 30/11/2006 11:52:05 AM Col_Rouge your previous post is a triumph of political cant in the face of the measured op.....
» 29/11/2006 6:55:54 AM Tao I also wondered why the ACTU rally is at the MCG. I think it might be because everyon.....
» 28/11/2006 5:35:59 PM Rainier I think many people who voted in Victoria were shocked to hear Ted Baillieu promis.....
» 28/11/2006 1:24:06 PM Gadget I didn't realise that OnlineOpinion is a forum for homophobic conservatives. Althou.....
» 28/11/2006 12:49:58 PM With electricity consumption Australia faces increasing demand because - more consumers - .....
» 27/11/2006 10:07:42 PM Col_Rouge At one stage I worked for a supplier to UK water boards and the people I dealt w.....
» 27/11/2006 2:44:14 PM The reality is that dad, mum and the kids is a minority of Australian households. The majo.....
» 27/11/2006 1:15:46 PM it is very useful to know if you have inherited a genetic predisposition to diabetes, shor.....
» 27/11/2006 12:10:44 PM Stomont you missed a great time. The 1960s were great, easy sex, no AIDS, every one stoned.....
» 26/11/2006 5:11:36 PM Col_Rouge said that ďIf I borrow money from any bank, that bank has a right to put conditi.....
» 26/11/2006 8:35:52 AM The Victorian election result should send a clear message to Canberra that Victorians are .....
» 26/11/2006 8:25:58 AM Re Aged Care - I am not sure that wealthier aged persons get better care than the patients.....
» 26/11/2006 8:07:12 AM I don't think federal Labor is doing enough in the leadup to the next election. If you li.....
» 24/11/2006 1:13:49 PM Bravo Leslie, its about time people realised that young women generally have higher educat.....
» 23/11/2006 1:34:10 PM This article echoes the comments of Michael Carmody when he retired as Taxation Commission.....
» 23/11/2006 9:29:15 AM Crikey Saintfletcher you are threatening to cut off the revenue stream of country commerci.....
» 23/11/2006 9:13:55 AM It would be nice if there government rebates for installing solar panels on all new houses.....
» 23/11/2006 9:01:19 AM A very complex article from the native forest logging industry. What's it like to fell red.....
» 22/11/2006 10:25:56 PM Yep, the fact that the police are first port of call for managing mentally ill people is a.....
» 22/11/2006 8:10:19 PM Robg, you can be as "informed a voter" as you like but if you think your vote is.....
» 16/11/2006 12:29:48 PM TurnRightThenLeft the phrase "turn teacher against teacher" refers to the situat.....
» 16/11/2006 8:57:10 AM Mirko gained his education at a different time when government thought it had a social res.....
» 14/11/2006 3:23:18 PM I have just listened to the Telstra AGM and every time a question was asked about Telstra'.....
» 11/11/2006 4:16:11 PM I can't see the problem with CSL being able to recoup the research costs from the Pharmace.....
» 9/11/2006 9:16:51 AM Its about time that urban Australia took some responsibility for reducing our demand for e.....
» 9/11/2006 7:49:57 AM Col_Rouge there is considerable debate about whether the Cain_Kirner government was drivin.....
» 9/11/2006 7:17:55 AM Hi Jennifer, the presentation talked about the Murray River system, and I always thought t.....
» 8/11/2006 10:06:29 AM Graham_Y are you suggesting the the shortage of water in the Murray_Darling Basin isn't so.....
» 8/11/2006 9:48:25 AM Time and time again we see opponents of these sorts of medical techniques changing their t.....
» 8/11/2006 9:38:16 AM We can reduce our reliance on coal fired electricity plants - thus reduce our carbon emmis.....
» 8/11/2006 9:30:58 AM Calling the current lack of water a 1000 year drought assumes that normal rainfall will re.....
» 7/11/2006 11:33:42 AM We often forget that the first home buyers grant was introduced by a federal government pr.....
» 7/11/2006 10:55:27 AM can you imagine some of the regular online forum posters as school chaplains?.....
» 7/11/2006 10:53:24 AM What happened to the Australian tradition of seperation of church and state? I have never.....
» 7/10/2006 8:23:37 PM Col do I remember you saying on a previous forum that you are an English accountant withou.....
» 22/09/2006 2:59:13 PM Isn't a bit rich insisting that mossies and tourists have aussie values when we allow our .....
» 22/09/2006 2:49:05 PM I can't believe you guys are debating whether global warming is real or not. Why do you be.....
» 22/09/2006 2:36:50 PM Thanks for your article Barbara. The mind boggles at the thought processes of the judge t.....
» 19/09/2006 9:55:15 AM BOAZ, you are a fright. The last sentence of your link reads "That remedy is that th.....
» 18/09/2006 4:19:23 PM Don't you like the hipocrasy of the God Botherer's. On the one hand the Liberal Party wan.....
» 18/09/2006 9:56:44 AM Hi Kathee, I think that in Victoria students badly affected by ADHD can be allocated a tea.....
» 18/09/2006 9:48:05 AM Well only the bank manager has called me "Maaate" as he refused me a home loan. .....
» 15/09/2006 2:45:29 PM here we go again. Melinda Tankard Reist is very firmly pro-life and has very strong affili.....
» 10/09/2006 7:06:18 PM Daniel06 its a a very dirty debating tactic to accuse people who disagree with you of bein.....
» 10/09/2006 4:05:23 PM Daniel06, an embyro is not alive, it is a potential life - if all things go well. One thir.....
» 8/09/2006 11:10:27 PM I think all this unbridled Muslim bashing is really dangerous. I think we are probably dev.....
» 8/09/2006 11:00:55 AM Nice article Tony, I hope we can make Australia a more decent place to live in......
» 7/09/2006 6:09:11 PM BOAZ_David if we are to judge a religion by the sexual excesses of its founders can I draw.....
» 7/09/2006 1:52:51 PM Foundation you can't just extrapolate by just looking at your own small coastal town, whic.....
» 7/09/2006 12:19:49 PM This deserves to be discussed It's the moderatedly toned companion piece to Bali Nine ca.....
» 6/09/2006 2:20:32 PM I think kids are noisier and under more adult supervision now than they were 50 years ago .....
» 6/09/2006 10:15:20 AM I think Susan is correct to say that the majority of Australians are a lot more progressiv.....
» 4/09/2006 5:07:08 PM I think politicians are using blogs as sounding boards for their ideas. Sometimes you hear.....
» 4/09/2006 12:19:26 PM Should Australiaís scarce resources be used to make snow so that people can indulge in an .....
» 4/09/2006 11:46:06 AM 58 I think your analysis of factors causing increase in demand for healthcare ignores the .....
» 4/09/2006 11:15:19 AM The phenomena of moving into school zones has been observed in Melbourne for years. Famili.....
» 1/09/2006 10:13:33 PM Thanks Robert Eggleton for your post from the child care front and for the time and effort.....
» 1/09/2006 10:05:06 PM Maximus, I see no contradiction in my observation that today nursing home inmates are ofte.....
» 1/09/2006 10:55:41 AM Given that the productivity commission estimates that spending on health care will increas.....
» 30/08/2006 5:30:55 PM Answer - Yep. Those poor unfortunate elderly consigned to nursing home care are treated a.....
» 30/08/2006 5:15:48 PM Religion is a business. All through Australian history the established churches have held .....
» 30/08/2006 5:02:58 PM Yes Yabby I was most concerned to hear that the Federal government had funded 30 abortion .....
» 30/08/2006 4:51:32 PM Federal government policies to bolster the housing sector have distorted the operation of .....
» 30/08/2006 8:44:31 AM Gents, I just can't get over how unfair you are being. In the halycon days of the 1950s .....
» 29/08/2006 9:38:36 AM In todays Age Tim Colebatch argues that demand for housing is directly related to the numb.....
» 25/08/2006 11:09:34 AM Pericles, I am pleased that the Federal government has decided to upgrade or renew its com.....
» 22/08/2006 4:30:37 PM ColRouge I have seen the raw figures for graduate employment from various universities. I .....
» 22/08/2006 3:43:51 PM MonashLibertarian asked someone to identify a sector of the economy that had not been impr.....
» 22/08/2006 3:22:40 PM Thanks for the article Alan Matheson. As a high school student in an expensive private c.....
» 21/08/2006 9:09:47 AM Great article James. I think that suing schools is a different problem from suing universi.....
» 18/08/2006 2:55:14 PM Good luck Jim and Andreas. I hope that you will eventually be able to live with all the ec.....
» 18/08/2006 2:45:01 PM It has been quite apparent that hours of work increased in ICT during the 1990s. In fact o.....
» 18/08/2006 2:25:22 PM A reason why Australian students do not study science, engineering or technology might be .....
» 17/08/2006 8:43:22 AM Lets be consistent in our application of tough new immigration laws and treat all persons .....
» 17/08/2006 8:37:48 AM 33 years after Australian women got legal access to terminations the Catholic Church is st.....
» 15/08/2006 9:15:20 PM When I read posts such as those above and read the "abortion forums" i wonder wh.....
» 15/08/2006 12:17:53 PM Yes Shorbe in previous generations 14 year olds used to start work as apprentices, laboure.....
» 15/08/2006 9:43:59 AM If Australia sends peace keepers to Lebanon then I would regard Australian citizens fighti.....
» 10/08/2006 11:09:51 AM OK Shorbe, I was sloppy with my numbers I was counting the money in hand, not the gross. .....
» 9/08/2006 9:26:42 AM Col Rouge as the forum asks does high employment mean that we have to have high social ine.....
» 7/08/2006 11:56:21 PM Col Rouge you can not become a Chartered Accountant until you had completed your universit.....
» 7/08/2006 4:31:42 PM The current phenomena of labour being hired through labour hire companies rather than bein.....
» 3/08/2006 1:37:55 PM I am living with the outcome of government and opposition policy to offshore jobs and to e.....
» 3/08/2006 12:06:09 AM Mark Richardson what proportion of women in the Australian work force earn more than their.....
» 3/08/2006 12:01:32 AM Philo are you the counsel who acted for these women or are you quoting some esteemed perso.....
» 1/08/2006 9:52:34 AM Infibulation must be the ultimate form of population control practiced in countries where .....
» 28/07/2006 10:19:01 PM Philo said " I once knew a woman who has 26 children .............. and that was befo.....
» 27/07/2006 8:43:32 AM Seeker I enjoyed your twee little post about taking men's health into consideration or &qu.....
» 26/07/2006 8:56:38 AM rnrofe said "...... As a member of a 'caring profession' ..... fertility is best hand.....
» 25/07/2006 1:18:41 PM No Yuyutsu I do not think its the 5000 migrants fault for taking australian jobs. I think .....
» 25/07/2006 12:58:14 PM MarkRichardson thanks for the Google history of american womens' entry into the profession.....
» 24/07/2006 6:23:01 PM Did any one else notice that in the Breaking News this morning there was an article by Bob.....
» 24/07/2006 11:25:04 AM Thanks for your informed comments Sneekeepete and your research Scout. When will the tin.....
» 23/07/2006 12:33:07 PM Reason asked for evidence of women's participation in the professions in the 1800s. I can'.....
» 21/07/2006 8:36:32 PM In Victoria you would be hard pressed to find a lazy teacher, they were all weeded out in .....
» 21/07/2006 8:13:59 PM pdev, I agree that there is increasing differences between the haves and the growing class.....
» 21/07/2006 7:25:08 PM MarkBlog I have had experience with AWA's when I had to sign one prior to gaining work as .....
» 19/07/2006 11:16:55 AM Scout in addition to useable mobile phones, I would like to have a meaningful choice about.....
» 19/07/2006 9:55:52 AM If we counted differently would Australia have a low workforce participation rate, NO. In.....
» 19/07/2006 8:25:41 AM Mark this society has certain expectations of a white protestant man that reaffirm that in.....
» 17/07/2006 7:43:35 PM Yes I agree with Tanya Pilbersek that its a real disgrace that the poor have no advocates .....
» 17/07/2006 7:10:03 PM Is choice of electricity retailer an improvement on the government monopoly that used to e.....
» 4/07/2006 10:11:26 AM Following up on the post by Liz. 10% of teachers in Victorian classrooms are contract teac.....
» 1/07/2006 12:50:33 PM Mr Man I think you will find that all the cleaners at Coles and other supermarkets are sub.....
» 30/06/2006 5:45:04 PM Most Australians are keenly aware of the changed IR landscape because they or their kids h.....
» 29/06/2006 5:58:30 PM This topic is dense with jargon. This piece echoes the thoughts that Michael Carmody, form.....
» 29/06/2006 5:41:54 PM Rhian I can remember the ABS and Centrelink being embarassed in Federal Parliament when it.....
» 29/06/2006 10:42:35 AM Col you are very fortunate to be such a key player that you can negotiate your own contrac.....
» 29/06/2006 8:42:50 AM Yabby, like you I am concerned about vast numbers of Australians being disengaged from the.....
» 28/06/2006 6:49:01 PM Rhian glad you point out that Australia enjoys the lowest unemployment rate for 30 years. .....
» 28/06/2006 4:11:50 PM Call me old fashioned, but I think that Australia should not import foods, not bananas fr.....
» 27/06/2006 7:29:40 PM Just finished reading an excellent book entitled "Why Do People Hate America" by.....
» 27/06/2006 6:40:39 PM Col Rouge glad that you are a key worker who has been able to negotiate better employment .....
» 26/06/2006 6:36:27 PM Howard is now fighting to free up the working conditions of independent contractors so the.....
» 26/06/2006 6:22:07 PM Shonga said that the average annual income is $53000 but he knows very few people who earn.....
» 22/06/2006 9:36:14 AM Banning same-sex civil unions is as discriminatory as paying women 66% of the male wage wh.....
» 22/06/2006 9:29:30 AM Thanks for a great article that unravelled the statistics, Chris. According to Kenneth D.....
» 22/06/2006 9:11:24 AM Thanks for the thoughtful article James. Its a pity that the shortsighted rape and pill.....
» 6/06/2006 9:53:29 AM I notice that Des Moore once worked for Treasury and probably left before the concept of n.....
» 5/06/2006 4:26:01 PM Great article Judy. If Australia really does have an impending shortage of labour then it.....
» 5/06/2006 2:51:00 PM Great article Alison. Stories of how harem mothers plotted to have their son made heir sug.....
» 4/05/2006 7:20:50 PM As a member of that large hidden class of adult Australians who are unemployed, single and.....
» 3/05/2006 6:20:23 PM The whole concept is very complex, but the problem with tax credits is that its offered as.....
» 3/05/2006 2:08:54 PM In my experience the size of the person is a good indicator of their socio-economic statio.....
» 2/05/2006 11:39:28 PM As we wait for the safe rescue of the miners trapped underground I suggest readers of this.....
» 29/04/2006 12:35:47 PM Having heard Taxation Commissioner Michael Carmody's address to the National Press Club yo.....
» 24/04/2006 8:24:57 PM Te, at the moment it is safer for a woman in Australia to have a medically supervised abor.....
» 12/04/2006 8:16:31 AM mjbp says that Yabby is intolerant and that abortion is condemned by all Christian churche.....
» 11/04/2006 10:50:59 AM In 1992 I met a member of the Victorian upper house. At that stage the upper house met in .....
» 10/04/2006 4:10:30 PM I was so intrigued that Meg1's response to me was to casually refer to Hansard. I remember.....
» 7/04/2006 8:20:33 AM Meg1, Jo Wainer is a senior lecturer in Medicine at Monash University so I think her figur.....
» 6/04/2006 10:19:16 AM I have just been listening to Jo Wainer being interviewed on the radio. She was comparing .....
» 4/04/2006 9:35:23 AM The federal government has announced its intention to sell Medibank Private which is still.....
» 3/04/2006 3:16:20 PM If we truly had private medicine then Australians could expertly comment on the proposals .....
» 3/04/2006 2:31:42 PM Does any one else see the inconsistency in the federal government coming down like a ton o.....
» 1/04/2006 5:01:02 PM When is a "contractor" not a "contractor". The Australian Tax Office .....
» 1/04/2006 10:51:14 AM Independent contracts are beneficial to very few workers. My partner was a subcontractor.....
» 29/03/2006 5:39:40 AM Hi Meg1, the dairy industry de-regulation came in July 2000 and they were planned and ntro.....
» 28/03/2006 4:14:27 PM These new IR laws are evil. In the 1970s I worked in an un-unionised industry and the st.....
» 27/03/2006 6:42:47 PM I went to a private school with high fees in the 1960s, its teaching of maths was abysmal......
» 25/03/2006 3:05:11 PM When I was at school we studied George Orwell's novel 1984 as a warning of the dangers of .....
» 22/03/2006 4:44:40 PM Should I let this thread end on a sanctimonious, prissy note? NO! Meg1, if you are the wo.....
» 22/03/2006 10:13:58 AM A poster has noted that sports makes cheap programming for TV stations. The power of TV st.....
» 22/03/2006 6:31:43 AM Is Mirko trying to elicit stories about the very grey legal areas in which volunteers trea.....
» 19/03/2006 2:49:05 PM Philo, promiscuous sexual behaviour may not be socially desirable but it certainly is not .....
» 15/03/2006 3:08:11 PM Athletes arriving in Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games think its most disrespectful not.....
» 15/03/2006 3:01:03 PM Meg1 in Australia all pregnancies that end over 20 weeks must be issued with a death certi.....
» 15/03/2006 2:54:12 PM Well in this user pays environment may be the Liberals want a return to the Poor House con.....
» 14/03/2006 2:39:12 PM Last night on Today Tonight there was a segment on "skilled" workers being hired.....
» 13/03/2006 3:07:00 PM Medicare was set up in February 1984 by the Labor government set up by RJ Hawke. Its Libe.....
» 12/03/2006 1:53:30 PM Got to pick up Dresdener's comment about all government departments being inefficient and .....
» 10/03/2006 9:33:42 PM That's right Te, we don't know what happens when we die. You might be right or I might be .....
» 10/03/2006 10:04:21 AM Yes, the health system needs reform, but what Professor Dwyer and Sneekeepete understand b.....
» 9/03/2006 11:42:26 AM Littel[dis]AgreeabbleBuddy, How many high school kids are you regularly in contact with? .....
» 8/03/2006 5:26:52 PM Well said Terje. Of course one of the problems with private health insurers is they can c.....
» 8/03/2006 5:12:16 PM great article Andrew. From dealings with the tax office in October I gained the impression.....
» 7/03/2006 5:31:24 PM As a patient recovering from surgery I had more confidence in those nurses who had receive.....
» 7/03/2006 3:50:27 PM In 1935 doctors in Victorian doctors banded together to form HBA. The doctors started HBA .....
» 7/03/2006 3:34:14 PM Phil your logic is not clear. On the one hand you tell me to take responsibility for my ac.....
» 7/03/2006 3:21:44 PM When Australian industry was growing in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the CEO wage was not as.....
» 7/03/2006 2:53:20 PM We need a system of universal health care. We don't want to return to the "user pays&.....
» 6/03/2006 2:17:18 PM Most people I know intimately have had an abortion or their partners' have had an abortion.....
» 5/03/2006 8:14:56 PM I am an Australian living in Melbourne and the last case of fanatic death was the killing .....
» 5/03/2006 5:52:28 PM Oh Lordy, Meg1 promotes natural family planning. The rhythm method. How many women on th.....
» 5/03/2006 5:42:35 PM BOAZ_David said that there are no Christian suicide bombers. Who bombed the Alfred Murrah.....
» 5/03/2006 5:29:12 PM BotanyWhig the foreign workers are usually in the same cities as the unemployed Australian.....
» 4/03/2006 3:21:19 PM The article that says that the median Australian adult income is $26,000 by Andrew Leigh c.....
» 4/03/2006 2:40:32 PM Every woman wants her children to have a good life. Australia is a democracy that places h.....
» 4/03/2006 2:24:48 PM I am not sure Scout wanted emotional and financial support to rear that baby. If I had bee.....
» 4/03/2006 1:53:18 PM As an ex-IT worker who is highly educated and has implemented some fundamental IT infrastr.....
» 4/03/2006 12:55:06 PM Meg1 my grasp of the dangers or abortion vs pregnancy for maternal health are sound. You c.....
» 2/03/2006 11:38:21 AM Hear, hear Lyn! If only the Liberals had managed the economy. They haven't and one day Au.....
» 2/03/2006 11:18:15 AM Your desire to restrict women's access to safe medical abortions using RU486 is as welcome.....
» 24/02/2006 8:52:51 AM yes we do need to make choices that promote employment. Yesterday I met a bloke who is 4.....
» 22/02/2006 7:12:59 AM Te, at 1am, like many Australians, I am usually testing the bedsprings. You should try it,.....
» 21/02/2006 10:14:14 AM We don't need to create more jobs. The government tells us that we have record low unemplo.....
» 20/02/2006 2:16:15 PM What superstitious claptrap! We sent missionaries to the South Pacific to rout out such an.....
» 20/02/2006 1:50:15 PM Superannuation funds are owned by the old life insurance companies and haven't they done a.....
» 16/02/2006 3:56:23 PM I am pleased that the bill passed. I thought the fight had been fought 30 years ago and 80.....
» 16/02/2006 8:28:36 AM RobP how presumptious of you to assume that people who want the TGA to regulate drugs in A.....
» 15/02/2006 8:38:47 PM Anomie, not quite sure what ian Paisley means by the whore of babylon but I meant the casi.....
» 15/02/2006 3:17:25 PM Victoria was set up as a secular society. The education system looked more Irish than Engl.....
» 15/02/2006 12:02:25 PM Meg, when China instituted a one child policy it was to address a serious population probl.....
» 13/02/2006 5:04:24 PM Arhh!, release more land. Already Sydney sprawls from Patterson to Nowra. The residents at.....
» 13/02/2006 12:13:32 PM Winston Smith the government has promoted the high house prices by 1. allowing negative g.....
» 13/02/2006 10:18:37 AM Richard Tonkins post cites yet another example of business and government importing worker.....
» 12/02/2006 8:59:19 PM Excuse the unscientific language. When a woman is pregnant the foetus grows like a parasit.....
» 9/02/2006 5:03:13 PM Pericles, one large multinational operating in australia had as its mission statement &quo.....
» 9/02/2006 4:51:42 PM Why did The Australian newspaper on Saturday Feb 4th print a photo of an apartment block i.....
» 9/02/2006 4:45:01 PM In Australia the mother is responsible for feeding, rearing, clothing and educating her ch.....
» 2/02/2006 11:04:24 AM Like the majority of Australians, I think that euthanasia should be permitted. I think its.....
» 1/02/2006 8:42:39 AM When my true love was seriously injured in an accident and rendered impotent I wished that.....
» 1/02/2006 8:22:10 AM Col Rouge, Lucas was a summer job that I left for a professional job where my meal allowan.....
» 31/01/2006 3:18:32 PM I mentioned the plight of the workers at the GM plant in Flint Michigan because they curre.....
» 28/01/2006 1:54:26 PM I think we are well on the road to American style economy where the General Motors workers.....
» 20/12/2005 2:19:12 PM Like many other infants who migrated to Australia in the mid-1950's I look Australian, I s.....
» 15/12/2005 3:06:28 PM At the moment politicians have over ridden the Therapuetic Good Act and said that RU5486 c.....
» 15/12/2005 9:50:33 AM Maximus the cost of rearing a child is borne by the parents and society. If the child is r.....
» 14/12/2005 9:58:29 AM BOAZ_David haven't you missed the plot? It makes as much sense for Australia to be involv.....
» 12/12/2005 5:54:33 PM I heard a visiting English academic, bought out to Australia to audit the efficiency of Au.....
» 11/12/2005 9:21:22 AM No one regulates whether men can use Viagra. To take the analogy further, before the int.....
» 3/12/2005 4:15:34 PM DLC, if only workers were sacked for being incompetent, but often workers are retrenched /.....
» 2/12/2005 8:09:16 AM This fight was fought in the early 70's we shouldn't have to refight it every generation. .....
» 2/12/2005 7:58:39 AM I am ashamed to admit that despite my university degrees I will be adversely affected by t.....
» 29/11/2005 9:41:27 AM Kym makes a good case. All commentators are sure that the IR legislation will make unskill.....
» 28/11/2005 10:09:57 AM Ask your coalition senator to oppose the IR legislation in the senate tomorrow by supporti.....
» 28/11/2005 9:25:56 AM To support the campaign to ask the coalition senators from your state to cross the floor t.....
» 25/11/2005 12:38:55 PM Tama, I think you should cite your sources. I'm surprised that the Australian Department o.....
» 25/11/2005 11:16:28 AM I modify my purchasing to avoid rewarding / supporting firms whose actions I disapprove of.....
» 24/11/2005 9:57:51 PM I agree that we should have tax cuts. It's silly that people on social welfare should pay .....
» 24/11/2005 5:07:10 PM Real wages have dropped in Australia since 2000. To list a few examples ANZ bank retrench.....
» 24/11/2005 7:44:06 AM When Kennett reorganised the Victorian public service 50% to 75% of public service jobs di.....
» 23/11/2005 1:56:15 PM Sniggid, your experience was that the union held you back but in my experience non-union w.....
» 22/11/2005 12:50:58 PM Sniggid, its no secret that Melbourne had a turnout of 200,000+ people to protest about th.....
» 19/11/2005 5:43:36 AM I agree that prisoners should be allowed to vote because, as I understand it, most of the .....
» 18/11/2005 8:05:58 AM I can't trust a politician who prefaces statements with "The fact of the matter is&qu.....
» 18/11/2005 7:26:23 AM SL your assertions that GDP in the UK turned around under Margaret Thatcher are not quite .....
» 17/11/2005 5:09:04 PM What distresses me most about the current IR debate are the statements that Australia has .....

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