Prime Minister’s protectors reverse over Ford

By Julian Bajkowski Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her erstwhile Industry Minister Greg Combet might want local governments to buy Australian-made vehicles to support the domestic manufacturing, but it's a very different story for the cars that closely tail the PM's official marque plated C*1. Less than a fortnight after top level pressure was […]

Archives orders records freeze for Royal Commission

By Paul Hemsley The head of the National Archives of Australia, David Fricker has imposed a disposal freeze on records relating to child sexual abuse in possession by Commonwealth agencies that could be required for future reference by a Royal Commission that will investigate cases of child abuse in Australian government institutions. To assist the […]

AusCivics festival aims to put ‘cool’ in Constitution

A major national arts project that aims to make civic engagement and the Australian Constitution 'cool by association', will be launched tomorrow. Launched by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, the AusCivics Film Festivals will promote the theme "Celebrating the Australian Way" and are expected to reach millions of Australians during the remainder of 2010. 70 motorcycle riders will […]


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