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Anti-Islam and anti-racism protestors clash at a Reclaim Australia demonstration.

Ned Kelly would reject the reclaimed Australia

August 10, 2015 • Editorials, Featured, OpinionComments (0)

"If Reclaim Australia had existed in Ned Kelly's day, Ned would have been their target, not their inspiration. It is the Muslim community who should be donning Ned Kelly helmets."

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Proposed banishment laws need consideration

August 5, 2015 • Editorials, Featured, OpinionComments (0)

The Abbott government's proposed banishment laws are an insight into the sense of fear and paranoia gripping Australia.

"There is something wrong with the system when your Irish passport does not afford you the same rights as non-Irish EU citizens."

Time to reset view of emigration

July 25, 2015 • Editorials, Featured, OpinionComments (0)

Ireland needs to take on the fact that in the modern world, many people choose to live and work abroad for a period of time. Does that make them emigrants?

Adam Goodes is a professional Australia rules football player with the Sydney Swans.

Goodes controversy points to enduring racism

July 18, 2015 • Editorials, Featured, OpinionComments (0)

Is White Australia still intimidated by any demonstration of Aboriginal resistance or black pride?

The world wakes up to the changed Ireland

June 10, 2015 • Editorials, OpinionComments (0)

Ireland's Yes vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage spawned an amazing international reaction.

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey

Backpackers’ tax slug may kill golden goose

May 29, 2015 • Editorials, Featured, LocalComments (0)

The Abbott government’s most-recent budget has been interpreted as a populist document – an indication that an election may come sooner than later.