Articles from Public Opinion
Laura Tingle's article in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) ---A new government, but no change in politics--- confirms the standard criticism of the Canberra Press Gallery. It's primarily horse race journalism written by those who see themselves as savvy insiders with special connections to important and highly placed sources.
The disputed islands in the East China Sea, which Japan calls the Senkakus and China knows as the Diaoyutai, are the site of increasing tension between China and Japan.
It is not surprise that the Abbott Government has dumped the Gonski educational reforms. The LNP was never in favour of need of the students based funding for schools. Pyne has always been of the view that the SES model wasn't broke and so didn't need fixing.
The Indonesian Government is critical of the Abbott Government's policy to turn the boats back and to buy Indonesian fishing boats, and they are angry about Australia's tapping the phones of Yudhoyono, his wife and other senior figures. They are taking it seriously.
The scandal of the US National Security Agency surveillance state and its affiliate "five eyes" agencies spying on everyone has finally arrived in Australia. Though it increasingly appears that the five eyes are out of control angry silence is the official Australian response to the Snowden revelations plus a refusal to speak plainly.