NT councillors have faction fight over whether they ought to stand up when speaking during council meetings bit.ly/10UqVOK
A sad end to a sorry saga. The bad lad who cost a Victorian MP his political career by attempting to shake him down for $15,000 with a gay sex tape is dead, aged 29 years old.
A university study on the political inclinations of Australian journos has caused quite a stir, especially its findings on the ABC's editorial staff.
Charged with crimes that could get them two years imprisonment, three arrogant Fairfax journos and a senior Greensparty operative and state government bureaucrat didn't bother attending the Melbourne Magistrates Court for the first hearing Thursday.
Jonathan Green is far from the most odious of the ABCistas. But his insistence that his form of lefty journalism is impartial and all-knowing and that conservatives are ignorant and corrupted by propagandising is tiresome and clearly contradicted by the evidence.
Provoked by the editor's sympathies for Alex Hawke and the IPA's questioning of Tony Abbott's very generous paid-parental leave scheme that could give some families as much as $3000 a week of taxpayers' money to new parents to change nappies for six months, Christian Lyons has returned to argue for the pro-family policy and that the Liberal party - through champions like Eric Abetz - must keep the conservative faith against the rising ride of libertarianism in Australian conservative politics.