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- Mandi on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 These shall not be forgotten years.I will never forget that powerful speech an aussie icon laid to rest. more
- Gloss on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Al Black, I agree. Whitlam was arrogant and self-centred and deserved to be sacked over the Khemlani Affair, which he ... more
- Iain on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Yes Gough was a significant figure in Australian history but more, much more, than that..he was a decent and generous man. A ... more
- shane on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Gough Whitlam was one of the greatest Labor Primeministers of all time, Gough could see 20 in front of him, his most ... more
- Al Black on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Gough Whitlam's government was so bad it had to be sacked, and his legacy was to inspire Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to ... more
- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
Bad polls don't deter the PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard maintains she'll lead Labor to the next federal election despite another two bad opinion polls.
The Nielsen survey shows the Government has marginally improved its primary vote but after preferences the Coalition would win in a landslide.
A separate Galaxy Poll shows similar results.
Ms Gillard says she doesn't take notice of the polls, arguing Labor is making the hard decisions in the nation's interest.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is heading back to Canberra on Monday afternoon to address her most senior colleagues following a damaging media leak.
It's been revealed Cabinet discussed re-opening the Nauru detention facility to try to neutralise the asylum seeker issue.
The leaked suggestion, believed to have been put forward by members of Labor's right faction, was flatly rejected.
Speaking from Brisbane where she's announced flood reconstruction funding the Prime Minister told the ABC Cabinet discussions should be respected.
PLAY: Shepparton mayor on the Gillard Government making no contact with his Shire over migration policy and Neil Mitchell comparing the Gillard Government to the last days of the Kirner state government.
REPLAY: The Greens are proposing a compromise to break the pokie reform deadlock threatening to bring down the Gillard government. Green Senator Richard Di Natale suggests "a low intensity" approach which includes a $20 dollar limit per machine.
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Garry,I don't get your point, how did that happen?And that's why we have unions,it was your employer that was ripping you off not Howard or Costello>!!Steve Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 2:05 PM
Garry, take us through how you lost 40K then got back 42K when Labor came back in. You keep banging on about it - how about sharing it with us. Will be fascinating reading.JR Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 11:40 AM
If the Labor party now see Nauru as an option, why don't they just run with it? The longer they stuff around, the more boats that arrive, another three so far this week. They must act now. Gillard needs to but out and let Bowen get on with it.Ross Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 10:47 AM
Hey Max, I'm with you. Get rid of any polly not born in this country,and I'll bet the boat people problem would be fixed before lunch. Too many 'un-Australian' people in public positions at the moment.Greg Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 10:38 AM
Yes I have often wondered the same thing Max, why can you become P.M. if you are an ethnic or migrant or whatever they call themselves?Pru Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 8:34 AM
The scandalous rotten mess she has made is patently there for all to see. A rank incompetent and proven failure in every way. Time to go Madame! But allow us to do it at the ballot box asap!Justin Tuesday 18 October, 2011 - 7:41 AM