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I’m With Her

Directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt, I'm With Her presents stories about nine notable Australian women from their 20s to their 90s, including Dr Anne Aly (counter-terrorism expert and Labor MP), Dr Marion Blackwell (environmental scientist), Pam Burridge (world champion surfer), The Hon. Julia Gillard (Australia's first female prime minister), Prof. Marcia Langton AM (Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous […]

Jones’ town cools aid

by ALEC SMART 2GB Radio broadcaster Alan Jones, who faced censure and a massive advertiser boycott for suggesting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison should ‘give a backhander’ and ‘shove a sock down the throat’ of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has attacked one of his principle boycotters. Apparently buoyed by a recent survey revealing […]

Alan Jones promo canned

By VERONICA ANASSIS 2GB has cancelled the NRL competition with Alan Jones, after the pullout of its major sponsor over Jones’ remarks towards New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The sponsor, an automotive parts retailer, withdrew support for the “ultimate NRL experience with Alan Jones” promotion on Thursday 22 August, after Jones aired that Arden […]

Herstory: Leading Ladies

Australia’s Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly, will be taking to the stage to represent some of history’s greatest women and lampoon the rumours that surround them. In Herstory, you can expect to see everything from a cake-sitting Queen Victoria, to a spoof of the famous burlesque martini glass routine featuring Margaret Thatcher and a giant […]

Coalition keeps the house

By ALLISON HORE As the final results roll in for last weekend’s federal election, a clear Lower House win has been delivered to the Coalition, despite all polling in the lead up suggesting it would be a Labor win. Across the country, four Labor seats were turned over to the Liberal party, and only one […]


Every political leader likes to have their own public persona. Kevin Rudd was happy to work his nerdish, studious appearance, giving the impression that every word he spoke was backed by meticulous research. Julia Gillard portrayed herself as a leader under siege but with the combative skills to fend off any attackers. Tony Abbott cultivated […]

Address by Gillard and Firth turns into gender debate

By Kieran Adair It was billed as an event focusing on education, but it was gender that topped discussions at a talk given by Julia Gillard and Verity Firth, Labor candidate for Balmain, at the University of Sydney this week. Ms Firth, a former state Minister for Education, fondly recalled her experiences as a parliamentary […]

A first class foreign policy tour

SKETCH There was not so much as an Anzac biscuit, let alone steel-cut oats, available on Tuesday night as Bob Carr conversed with former WA premier Geoff Gallop about his memoir. Indeed, the only refreshment apparently on offer at the University of Sydney law school was a tumbler of water for the guest of honour […]

Tony Abbott: a desperate choice for desperate times

A buffeting, unpleasant, nor-westerly came in off the sea as Jesse Dingo and I picked our way around the rocks on Possum Point. With Joadja, we had driven down to the old cottage for a few days, as much to get away from the election campaign as anything. I do not much like bright windy […]

We’re just past halfway! Are you prepared to enter the polling booth?

We’re just past the halfway line in this crazy election campaign! Are you prepared to enter the polling booth and make your vote count? electionWIRE has put together some handy resources to get you in the know! The political system and you – via #electionWIRE  The fastest (and funniest) look into the Australian political system […]