Can You Help?

This website is in imminent danger of being shut down. It has been online since 1995, but the personal circumstances of the owner, Malcolm Farnsworth, are such that economies have to be made. Server costs and suchlike have become prohibitive. At the urging of people online, I have agreed to see if Patreon provides a solution. More information is available at the Patreon website. If you are able to contribute even $1.00/month to keep the site running, please click the Patreon button below.


Become a Patron!


Don’t Let Iraq Become Australia’s New Vietnam: Brereton

The former shadow Foreign Affairs spokesman, Laurie Brereton, has spoken out against Australia’s involvement in a war against Iraq, likening military participation to the Vietnam conflict, and calling on the ALP to “differentiate” itself from the Howard Government.

BreretonBrereton has recently returned from three months in New York as an Australian parliamentary observer of the United Nations General Assembly. He was the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs between 1996 and 2001.

Some will see Brereton’s public statement as a swipe at his successor, Kevin Rudd, whilst others will paint it as part of the Brereton family’s feud with the right-wing controllers of the NSW ALP. Brereton’s sister, Diedre Grusovin, recently lost pre-selection for her safe seat in the NSW Legislative Assembly in a bitter factional dispute. [Read more…]