Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jill Meagher remembered after a year Twelve months ago today, Jill Meagher spent a final evening with friends, and then vanished. We remember what it was like, vividly, because the heartbreaking fullness of her fate is now known. She was abducted, raped and murdered. But back then, the facts came to light gradually – the horrifying story emerging in rough, […]

What can the US learn from Abbott’s win?

By Heather Long The Guardian America’s conservative press has been salivating over Tony Abbott’s win as the new prime minister of Australia. At first glance, he seems like a right-wing dream. Here is a leader who campaigned for an end to the “faddish politics of climate change” (to quote the Wall Street Journal’s editorial) by […]

Kevin Rudd set to concede defeat in Federal Election 2013 Knives already out as Labor gears for big loss Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is shortly expected to concede that Labor has lost the federal election from Brisbane. Fairfax Media understands Mr Rudd has drafted his concession speech, although it it not known whether he intends to stay on as Labor leader. As the Coalition […]