Australian journalist jailed

Three al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to jail last night in the Cairo Criminal Court for conspiring to falsify news to defame Egypt. Amnesty International described the sentencing as vindictive and politically motivated in a case where the prosecution had produced no evidence to back its claim or to support a conviction.


Tensions high in East China Sea

A war of words has broken out with China’s government labelling Ms Bishop’s remarks on the East China Sea dispute as “irresponsible”.

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

With the last sitting of Parliament for the year fast approaching, Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has promised to keep the heat on the Prime Minister over her alleged participation in the fraudulent misuse of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) funds 17 years ago.

Point-scoring politics

Our federal politicians returned to Canberra this week to once again take their seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The week commenced with the traditional church service and then the gloves were off and the fight was on.