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Trashing Tony’s tough-love truancy travesty

Trashing Tony’s tough-love truancy travesty

The obvious point is that this sort of politically attractive - but fundamentally naive and cruel - quick fix does not work. To get kids back into school successfully takes more than tough love, fines or hawk-eyed cops. Success will come with resources, planning, proper encouragement, good role models, joyful love and humour.

Post-Armstrong Cycling Australia eats itself alive

Post-Armstrong Cycling Australia eats itself alive

Others in the Cycling Australia network also need to come clean about their participation - in many different ways - in the long-term corruption of Australian cycling. They need to reveal their roles in maintaining the Armstrong conspiracy and their role in inducting others into that system.

How Canberra keeps the NT’s “rivers of grog” flowing

How Canberra keeps the NT’s “rivers of grog” flowing

in ordinary circumstances under the previous regime, Ms Nudjulu would have been a prime candidate for a custodial sentence. She had previous convictions for possession of alcohol contrary to the Liquor Act - and was currently subject to a suspended sentence.

Australia’s shame – the Timor Sea oil spill disaster in pictures

Australia’s shame – the Timor Sea oil spill disaster in pictures

This is a disaster of not only local, but regional and international proportions. The impending arrival of the seasonal monsoonal cycle in the coming months will substantially change the nature and location of the impact of this massive spill.