political
2017

2017-270P  Chifley's light on the hill
For article on dissent by some Labor MPs over Labor's tacit support for the Adani coal mine.

2017-266P  Victoria's Gordian knot
Went with article on the turf war between the Victorian CFA and MFB, now reformed as Fire Rescue Victoria.
2017-250P  The Federal government's carrot and stick approach to welfare
For article on the Federal Government's latest welfare measures.

2017-245P  Welfare recipients are likely to test positive for drugs
For article on the Federal Government's plans to drug test welfare recipients.

2017-241P  An Oliver Twist perspective.
For article on the 2017 Australian Federal budget.

2017-235P  Australia's part in the Paris climate pact may change
For article on the claim that the Australian government's part in the Paris climate pact may change if America pulls out.

2017-234P  Employ Australians first
For article about the ALP's employ Australians first advert that only had white people in it.

2017-220P  Hooking a student up to the university fees calculator.
For article on calculating how much HECS fees will go up due to the Federal government's latest funding cutback to tertiary education.

2017-218P  The government driving innovation.
For article on the Federal Government's planned funding cutbacks to tertiary education.

2017-211P  Australia will still have a shortage.
For article on attempts to stave off a predicted gas shortage.

2017-208P  The problem with blindly following Trump's foreign policy.
For article on Australia not having an independent foreign policy when responding to American foreign policy initiatives.

2017-206P  I think therefore I am underfunded.
For article on protests by academics over university funding cuts.
2017-202 The minister for decentralisation.
An esoteric look at the Federal Government's plan to move many government departments to regional centres.

2017-199P  Teaching Australian work values.
For article on Turnbull's plan to teach 'Australian values' to new migrants.

2017-198P  Abbott defends his own leaking record.
For article on Tony Abbott’s call to stop political leaking.

2017-190P  The 457 VISAs didn’t address our most serious shortage.
For article on the Federal government's plan to abolish the 457 temporary work visas.

2017-184P  Rolling out the red carpet for the Adini coalmine.
For article on the special treatment the government is giving to the Adini coalmine development.
2017-177P  The dishonour roll.
For article on the failure of the federal government to tackle coral bleaching due to global warming.

2017-170P  The Fairfax tree's lurch to the right.
For article about Fairfax media signalling that it's metropolitan papers will follow a more pro business agenda.

2017-161P  PaTH internship long service leave.
For article about the PaTH internship scheme.

2017-156P  Low paid workers are in often in high-income households.
For article on Liberal party senator Michaelia Cash's claim that low-paid workers often in high-income households.

2017-145P  Tree hugger, coal hugger.
For article on Tony Abbott arguing that the decommissioning of the Hazelwood coal fired power station
should not go ahead.
2017-143P  Quick way to resolve the marriage equality impasse.
The other reservation about a postal plebiscite on gay marriage…

2017-142P  How will you pay for the childcare changes?
Childcare changes funding bill tied to welfare cuts.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul?
2017-125P  Energy policies.
For article on South Australia's energy policy announcement and the Federal government's condemnation of it.

2017-123P  The current carrot and stick approach to Pauline Hanson.
For article on how the major parties are dealing with the Rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party.

2017-122P  Not a shred of evidence that coral bleaching is damaging the great barrier reef.
For article on the Federal Government ignoring mounting evidence that the Great Barrier Reef is being damaged by coral bleaching.

2017-121P  Cooking with gas in the future.
For article on predicted gas shortages by 2020 due to poor energy and environmental policies.

2017-120P  Reviewing Australia's energy policy.
For article on Australia's energy policy in disarray due to years of partisan politics.

2017-117P  Political snake charming.
For article on fears that the LNP will be seriously damaged if it 'legitimises voting for One Nation.'

2017-115P  A more flexible ABC?
For article of further job loses at the ABC which quotes the head of the ABC claiming that the ABC is not flexible enough.

2017-112P  One spotty Nation.
For article on Pauline Hanson's anti vaccination views.

2017-091P  The politicised NDIS wheelchair.
For article on the politicisation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

2017-089P  The energy policy parliamentary title fight ring girl.
For article about the prolonged political battle over energy policy.

2017-084  Wind farms in Australia and Canberra.
Looks at the ever changing energy policy emanating from Canberra.

2017-081P  Energy security.
For article on the Australian Government's 'energy security' campaign.

2017-078P  Coal mining today.
For article on the Federal Government undermining the renewable energy industry by strongly favouring the coal industry.

2017-072P  Cory Bernardi's principled alternative policy.
For article on Cory Bernardi forming a new conservative political party.

2017-071P  The Aged pension eligibility application form in the future.
For article on LNP'S policy to raise the pension age to 70.

2017-067P  The reason why Cory Bernardi is leaving the Liberal party.
For article about conservative Cory Bernardi leaving the Liberal party.

2017-062P  I will favour both brown and black coal.
For article on the announcement of coal lobbyist Sid Marris as Malcolm Turnbull's new climate and energy adviser.

2017-047P  The problem is that housing demand has exceeded supply.
For article on Malcolm Turnbull claiming the housing crisis was due to lack of supply and not negative gearing.

2017-041P  More trusted then snakes and crocodiles.
For article on voter survey including a question on how trusted are politicians.

2017-038P  Male and female symbols applied to politics.
For article on Gladys Berejiklian becoming the next premier of NSW and the difficulties female politicians face in the male dominated world of politics.

2017-026P 16Jan17  The government's overriding environmental priority.
Far article about the federal Government's spirited utterances about saving the whales which is in stark contrast to their lacklustre attempts to save the Great Barrier Reef.

2017-022P  Assess whether the debt recovery system has flaws.
For article on attempts by the government to downplay flaws in the welfare debt recovery system.

2017-011P  Adjusting the automated debt recovery program.
For article on the strong reaction to the government's automated debt recovery program.

2017-012P  Reviewing Sussan Ley's expenses claims.
For article on government minister Sussan Ley claiming travel expenses for an alleged trip to the Gold Coast to buy an apartment in a multistorey apartment block.

2017-010  Welfare debt clawback.
Drawn in response to the Australian Government's welfare debt clawback program.