Gavin Atkins’s post on ABC’s The Drum is the latest in a line of conservatives playing stupid numbers games to ‘prove’ that the ABC (or some other media organisation) has an inherent left-wing bias. In fact, all it demonstrates is that Atkins and his fellow cultural warriors do not have the faintest clue about the purpose of journalism.
A survey of politicians’ opinions about climate change showed strong correlations between party affiliation and belief in anthropogenic global warming. The strength of this correlation makes it clear climate change scepticism is a political, not scientific, movement.
In recent months, the issue of Australia’s population has become increasingly contentious. But those who advocate unpleasant measures to make our population more ‘sustainable’ are looking at the problem from entirely the wrong angle. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wholeheartedly supported the idea of a ‘big Australia’, with a projected population of 36 million by…
The impotent rage many Twits feel about the political-media establishment’s nonchalant treatment of internet censorship is palpable. But the harsh reality is, even if everyone on Twitter thought and voted the same way, it would make no difference to this policy or the election result.