OPINON: When the AAP loses, we all lose.

What’s the big deal that a wire service is closing, you might ask. Can’t they make hangers out of plastic these days? Well, if you’re worried about the quality of news in this country, you need to get the hang of the announced closure of AAP (Australian Associated Press) by its owners, including Nine, News…

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OPINION: Another (Younger) One Bites the Dust

OPINION BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Ben Wyatt’s departure as WA’s Treasurer will mean that another talented relatively young politician has been lost to Western Australians. 45 isn’t all that young, but it is a lot younger than most of our other Ministers. And it is unlikely that he will be replaced as Treasurer…

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OPINION: Will Voters Accept Adam Bandt’s Message Of Change?

OPINION BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Business-as-usual for the Greens… When, in the 1970s, environmentalists were first debating whether they should stop working ‘outside’ the system in protest and pressure groups and start working ‘inside’ it in political parties some of them worried about what would be lost. They feared that the parties they…

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OPINION: Australia Day Date Change Debate Will Haunt Us Again Next Year

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics and Policies, Murdoch University. Here we go again… Australia Day, 2020. It’s still on the 26th of January. No change of date. It’s hard with an issue like this one. Either Australia Day is celebrated/lamented on the 26th of January or it isn’t. But it’s become a…

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